Salon Digital - Cassils: Artist Lecture
Salon Digital - Cassils
Lectureseries / 06.05.2020
The international well known transgender artist Casssils will speak about art genderdivergency, transgender bodies and activism
The lecture takes placein line with the lectureseries Salon Digital and in cooperation with Thealit Frauen.Kultur.Labor.
In line with "Fluidity" - Program about queer art - by Syker Vorwerk.
06.05.2020, 18 Uhr
Auditorium, Am Speicher XI 8, 28217 Bremen
Additional to the lecture Cassils will do a workshop at HfK Bremen.
tba, Am Speicher XI 8, 28217 Bremen
The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen launched a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable.
Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor.
The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates.