International Online Symposium for Artistic Research in Film and Philosophy

Intraactivity:
the Posthuman, Fabulation and Matter

14 – 18 September 2021

Regular price (10.08. – 02.09.2021): 135,- EUR / 65,- EUR for students

This symposium is part of the Masterclass Artistic Research in Film and Philosophy Fabulation for Future.

The Critical Aesthetic Turn

We are living in a time of global ecological crisis causing waves of migration, the strengthening of national politics and social division, challenging us to adopt new ethical attitudes in order to question predominant systems and human subjectivity. Our transformed worldview is concomitant to new perspectives in contemporary philosophy; these perspectives have long since found their continuation in the artistic fields. In particular, critical posthumanism offers the conceptual tools for a “critical aesthetic turn” to develop new ways of thinking, narrating, fabulating, speculating, knowing, and subject-forming, and to exploit this change of perspective in aesthetic practice. How can we address current ethical and environmental challenges through artistic, filmic and philosophical means, including the emerging audiovisual platforms?

Keynotes

12 additional keynotes will round the thought picture. In a range of philosophical or artistic presentations, they will illuminate the role of speculation, figuration, and fabulation in film, literature, art, and philosophy in shaping social and political processes. A video contribution by Frank Gessner will complete the picture.

Reports of the International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation

The curatorial team of Fabulation for Future has selected 34 participants from all over the world to come together and form a fictitive International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation.  They will report during the symposium on the state of the Anthropocene, sketch a speculative future in their respective fields, or present philosophical and/or artistic and filmic approaches that address the entanglement of the biosphere, ecosphere, and technosphere, and between climate change and the corona pandemic. 

Registration

Regular price (10.08. – 02.09.2021): 135,- EUR / 65,- EUR for students

Timetable CET

This is a preliminary timetable and may still be subject to change.

Day 1 – 14 September

11.45am – 12pm Opening SessionWelcoming by Christine Reeh-Peters and Fee Altmann
12 – 1pmTipping the fictive point.Keynote by Prudence Gibson
1 – 2pmPolis, Politics, PoliceKeynote by Gustáv Hámos/ Katja Pratschke
3 – 5pmThe Critical PosthumanitiesKeynote by Rosi Braidotti
5.30 – 6.30pmNaked FutureKeynote by Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Day 3 – 16 September

12 – 1pmPrivileging Aboriginal Methodologies in Artistic ResearchKeynote by Fabri Blacklock
1 – 2pmHow will we live together? Artistic Research in the Design of City SpacesKeynote by Stefan Winter
2.30 – 3.30pmThe World’s Continual Breathing Is What We Hear and Call Silence or FEELING WITH THE OTHERKeynote by Kika Nicolela
4 – 7.30pmInternational Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative FabulationReports by Kausik Ghosh, Kristin Johnsen, Florian Goeschke, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Alisi Telengut and Dovilė Aleksaitė
(inkl. 2×15 min. break)

Day 5 – 18 September

10.30am – 1.30pmInternational Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative FabulationReports by Bela Usabaev, Raquel Felgueiras, Bianca Baldi, Sanja Anđelković, Dani Landau and Dalia Al Kury
(inkl. 2×15 min. break)
3 – 5.15pmInternational Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative FabulationReports by Andrea Liu, Anouk Hoogendoorn, Joshua Wagner, and Lisa Walder
(inkl. 2x 15 min. break)
5.30 – 6.30pmCinema Reinventé› Work in Progress
and Closing Session
A Spherical Video Draft by Frank Gessner
Closing moderated by Christine Reeh-Peters and Fee Altmann