Call for applications: Art and the Politics of Collectivity

Call for applications: Art and the Politics of Collectivity

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art

Courtesy of Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art.
March 8, 2017
Call for applications: Art and the Politics of Collectivity

July 4–27, 2017

Application deadline: April 3

Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 45
10178 Berlin

The Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art is a roving art academy that was initiated in Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2015. This summer it will take place in Berlin, Germany at the Spike Art Quarterly headquarters. It will concern “Art and the Politics of Collectivity.” In a world in which we find ourselves more and more connected as a result of the internet and social networking websites, what happens to our sense of collectivity? Are these new technologies and the data they generate keys to new forms of subjection and subjugation? And what, if anything, can we do about it? Do artistic practices, especially those concerned with noise and improvisation, provide an exit? The academy will orbit around five important concepts in the hope of addressing these issues: post-operaist ideas of cognitive capitalism, cosmopolitanism, the undercommons, the theory of originary technicity, and extended cognition.

Spike Art Quarterly

Inquisitive students and professionals hailing from artistic discourses such as painting, drawing, film making, sculpture, performance, sound studies and installation as well as those associated with the aligned fields of poetry, cultural studies, gender and queer studies, architecture, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, sociology and politics, are encouraged to apply. Lectures, discussions and workshops with outstanding artists and thinkers will be accompanied by an exhibition produced by participants in the last days of the course.

Directors: Warren Neidich and Barry Schwabsky 

Directors: Warren Neidich and Barry Schwabsky 

Faculty include Dorothee Albrecht, Elena Agudio, Ulf Aminde, Marie-Luise Angerer, Arjun Appadurai, Edgar Arceneaux, Heidi Ballet, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Yann Moulier Boutang, AA Bronson, Mathieu Copeland, Jodi Dean, Arne De Boever, Merlin Donald, Robby Herbst, Helen Hester, Yuk Hui, Christian Kobald, Gabriel Kuri, Sanford Kwinter, Brandon LaBelle, Dan Levenson, Deborah Ligorio, Isabell Lorey, Antonia Majaca, Lambros Malafouris, Ari Benjamin Meyer, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Matteo Pasquinelli, Peter Pelbart, Gerald Raunig, Alexander Scrimgeour, Ludwig Seyfarth, Claudia Slanar, Tiziana Terranova, Ben Vickers, Anuradha Vikram, Ming Wong among others
Hosted by Spike Art Quarterly, Rosa-Luxemburg Strasse 45, 10178, Berlin

Application submission
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