Aesthetic – Responsibility – Drones - Lab in Berlin (Germany)

The Weissensee Art Academy Berlin is hosting Migrating Art Academies new laboratory “Aesthetic – Responsibility – Drones.” It will be held at Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz Berlin from 2 to 7 May 2013. Emerging artists and students from any academies are welcome to discuss contemporary aesthetics and its responsibilities within a world related to technology controlled by others and by unknown technology.

The six days long lab will offer discussions on the basis of texts by notable thinkers (a.o. Judith Butler, Christoph Menke), working about aesthetic responsibilities in social gaming and experimenting with print making as well as with specifics in sound and electronics.

An aesthetic of contemporary life inhales new relationship to objects, and the attached to us object changes the perspective to it. If the object for Marshall McLuhan in 60s was an extension of man, for Vilém Flusser in 80s the man became an extension of “apparatus.” The roles have been switched literally and physically: since then machine is the one who creates and man is the one who serves it. Who in the changing world will be dictating the aims? Who will be responsible if the unmanned vehicle will kill a man?

Free entry to public events. Invited participants will be granted travel/accommodation costs.

Deadline to register: 31 March.

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