Course Schedule


Lehrveranstaltungen

Media Organize... the Arts (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Timon Beyes

Termin:
Einzeltermin | Di, 24.05.2022, 14:00 - Di, 24.05.2022, 18:00 | C 12.015 | Methods session
Einzeltermin | Fr, 10.06.2022, 10:00 - Fr, 10.06.2022, 18:00 | extern | Field Trip (Berlin)
Einzeltermin | Fr, 24.06.2022, 14:00 - Fr, 24.06.2022, 18:00 | extern | Work-in progress presentations (Berlin)
Einzeltermin | Do, 30.06.2022, 08:15 - Do, 30.06.2022, 11:45 | C 9.102 | Student Conference

Inhalt: General Information: Media Organize…the arts brings together students to explore and analyze how technological media shape the organization of art and culture. Media Organize…the arts takes place in cooperation with the Barenboim-Said Academy and the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin. The Barenboim-Said Academy is pursuing a ‘digital innovation’ project funded by the Federal Government of Germany. The seminar is fieldwork-based (mainly interviews and participant observation) and will thus partly take place in Berlin. Full participation will entail adhering to the covid regulations of the Barenboim-Said Academy and the Pierre Boulez Hall. Please note that proof of vaccination or recovery as well as daily testing might be mandatory. The Course: It has become a truism to claim that cultural institutions are undergoing an enormous shift in how they organize and perform their work, propelled by the ubiquity, everydayness and agencies of digital infrastructures, information technologies and media platforms (all of this further fuelled by the ongoing pandemic). But inasmuch is this true? And how does this ‘shift’ take place, and what are its consequences? The seminar offers a ‘backstage experience’ of one of Germany’s leading (and comparably young) concert halls (that is itself part of a renowned musical academy mainly open to aspiring musicians from the Middle East and North Africa, and based on the postcolonial thought of Edward Said). The students will become fieldworkers and participant observers to study how everyday (digital) technologies organize a concert hall. They will zoom in on specific, and specifically mediating, objects that shape cultural organization and cultural labour, its practices, processes and affects.