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13th to 14th of July Conference: “Aesthetic of Embodiment: Forms of Knowledge and Bodily Communication”

“Aesthetic of Embodiment: Forms of Knowledge and Bodily Communication”

Conference

Berlin, 13th to 14th of July 2012

Venue: KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin

The conference “Aesthetics of Embodiment: Forms of Knowledge and Bodily Communication” addresses two fundamental aspects of the aesthetic experience: its cognitive function, i.e. the genuinely aesthetic production of knowledge, and specific forms of immediate, sensual communication, performed through bodily interactivity. Embodiment theories, which take recourse to different philosophical traditions, especially to phenomenology, pragmatism, and the research on embodied and situated cognition, resolve the double Cartesian Dualism between mind and body on the one hand and subject and object on the other with the help of a process-oriented theory of cognition. Aesthetics of embodiment aims to clarify the sensual-emotional aspect of this processual network.

A conference of the Collegium for the Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment in collaboration with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT) and the Master of Arts Sound Studies (UdK Berlin Career College).

Free admission
No registration required

Conference program: pdf
Short description in english: pdf

Fr. 13.7.

10.00h Marion Lauschke: Körperkommunikation: Zur Einführung

11.00h Barbara Montero: Aesthetic Effortlessness

11.30h Undine Eberlein: On Bodily Resonance: Phenomenological Approaches and Empirical Examples

12.00h – 12.30h Break

12.30h Discussion: Barbara Montero und Undine Eberlein – Moderation: Einav Katan

13.00h Elke Bippus: Verkörperte Wissensformen und Praxen der virtuellen Transformation

13.30 – 14.30h Lunch break

14.30h Erika Fischer-Lichte: Konzepte der Verkörperung im Theaterdiskurs im 18. Jahrhundert und heute

15.00h Christiane Voss: Ästhetisierung als Prinzip der Affekttransformation

15.30h Discussion: Erika Fischer-Lichte und Christiane Voss – Moderation: Marion Lauschke

16.30-17.00h Break

17.00h, wenn der Wald still ist.
Choreografie: Jana Unmüßig
Tanz: Lisa Densem, Zoe Knights, Venke Sortland
Kostüm: Marei Löllmann

17.30h Richard Shusterman: Aesthetic Transactions: Pragmatism, Somaesthetics, and Contemporary Art

Sa 14.7.

10.00h Alex Arteaga: Sensuous knowledge. Making sense through the skin

11.00h Shaun Gallagher: Social kinaesthesia

11.30h Discussion: Shaun Gallagher, Barbara Montero und Richard Shusterman– Moderation: Alex Arteaga

12.30h – 13.00h Break

13.00h Nina Samuel: Papierpoiesis. Zustandsformen der Linie zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst

13.30-14.30h Lunch break

14.30h Nils Röller: Magnetismus: Mittel der Bildfindung und Vergegenständlichung einer unbestimmten Kraft

15.00h Discussion: Nils Röller und Nina Samuel – Moderation: Sascha Freyberg

15.45h Sabine Sanio: Eine Form von Erkenntnis? Über das Verhältnis von Kunst und ästhetischer Erfahrung

16.30-17.00 Break

17.00h Sybille Krämer: Das Visuelle, das Haptische und das Denken. Eine Reflexion über das Diagrammatische

17.30h Concluding discussion: Sybille Krämer, Nina Samuel, Sabine Sanio und Nils Röller – Moderation: Marion Lauschke und Alex Arteaga

Cristina Gómez Barrio (visual artist), Jana Unmüßig (choreographer) and Alex Arteaga (media artist) will intervene with site-specific works.