programme

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski - "Expanded Animation and Future Art Education"

Master Class

Abstract

Animation is a complex and sensational phenomenon. It always has been much more than just a film genre or even just a filmic technique. If we want to generate a bright future for this passionate field of the arts, we have to develop a much more generous idea and experimental praxis. In the master class I’ll do that by inviting the participants into my special time machine. We shall travel through the deep time of a Genealogy of Expanded Animation into the potential space of its future. If we think of animation f.e. in the context of an expanded phylum of living apparatuses or machines mimicking life functions, then we discover a fascinating fabric of themes which for me is associated with extraordinary objects, writers, artists, and inventors. - I’ll conclude with ideas and suggestions for future research & education in the field of Expanded Animation on a high level. In its prismatic existence philosophy, theology, media theory, engineering, natural sciences, histories of technology, aesthetics, and ethics meet and overlap.

 

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski

  • Curator and editor of a.o. “Allah’s Automata” (2015), “Ramon Llull & the Ars Combinatoria”, and “Art in Movement - 100 Master Pieces” (both with Peter Weibel, ZKM 2018)
  • Honorary doctor and professor of the University of Arts Budapest

Siegfried Zielinski - Michel Foucault Professor of Media Archaeology and Techno-Culture at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee (Switzerland), honorary doctor and professor of the University of Arts Budapest, Chair for media theory/archaeology & variantology of the media and director of the Vilém Flusser Archive at Berlin University of the Arts (i.r.), rector of the Karlsruhe University of Arts & Design (2016-2018), founding rector (1994–2000) of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Between 2004 and 20011 he invented and established the international research field "Variantology - Deep Time Relations Between Arts, Sciences, Technologies". Numerous books and essays mainly focusing on Archaeology of Media and Arts. He curated and edited a.o. “Allah’s Automata” (2015), “Ramon Llull & the Ars Combinatoria”, and “Art in Movement - 100 Master Pieces” (both with Peter Weibel, ZKM 2018).