Artistic work is the foundation for knowledge production and the productive engagement with existing forms of knowledge, similar to those previously developed in other established research areas. By building a suitable institutional framework, the University of Applied Arts’ goal is to generate innovative knowledge output in the arts and artistic research field and to promote these results in a national and international science context. Meanwhile, the definition of scientific research is based on the understanding of an unbiased and open knowledge production process – anything is possible.
Lange Nacht der Forschung (The Long Night of Sciences) gives us the chance to present current projects and invite you to be part of the science! Arts and sciences help us replace the old with the new, thereby creating alternative perspectives and transformations – we approach, position and reflect in a joint process. Things come out differently on the other side. Meanings change, positions change, change transforms, signification changes.
The meeting of art and science – whether in the form of artistic works or artistic and scientific research – always holds the potential of creating something unforeseen. Speculating, challenging and facing those challenges; we're all in! We hope this night will change the way we think. There will only be one question: ‘Have all dice already been cast?’
Circle of Possibilites
Discussions from 17:30–21:15
Everyone can join the conversation! A big round table (circle) for discussions about artistic and scientific research, which allows academics and artists to talk about their work and about the urgent need to meet the current challenges. Please feel free to join us!
Circle of Interdisciplinarity – 17:30–18:15
What does it mean to be open to communicative as well as to topical and methodical in-between spaces?
Guests (to be confirmed): Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond, Gerhild Steinbruch, Virgil Widrich, Alexandra Fruhstorfer, Karin Raith
Moderated by: Alexander Damianisch and Alexandra Graupner
Circle of Platforms – 18:30–19:15
What does it mean to deal with versatile in-between spaces, to work with topical and methodical in-between spaces?
Guests (to be confirmed): Alexander Damianisch, Anja Jonkhans, Brigitte Felderer, Gerfried Stocker
Moderated by: Alexandra Graupner, Elisabeth Falkensteiner
Circle of Perspectives – 19:30–20:15
What does it mean to work at the intersection of knowledge areas in an open and unbiased way, to deal with topical and methodical in-between spaces?
Discussion in cooperation with ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Moderated by: Alexander Damianisch
ÖAW-Institut für Stadt- und Regionalforschung
Die Politik- und Religionswissenschaftlerin erforscht Jugendliche im Kontext von Religion, Popkultur und Migration. Ihr Spezialgebiet sind „Sinnfluencer*innen“ und religiöse Vielfalt in der digitalen Welt.
Österreichisches Zentrum für Digitale Geisteswissenschaften und Kulturelles Erbe der ÖAW
Der Sprachwissenschaftler beschäftigt sich mit dem Wandel der deutschen Sprache. Er erforscht die Auswirkungen von Popmusik, Werbung und Social Media auf den Sprachgebrauch von Jugendlichen.
Hochschule der Künste Bern
Der Historiker und Politologe war wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des ÖAW-Instituts für Kulturwissenschaften und Theatergeschichte bevor er an die Hochschule der Künste Bern ging, um dort das SNF-Ambizione Forschungsprojekt Horror-Game-Politics zu leiten. Er ist Experte für Game Culture und deren popkulturellen Implikationen. Für ihn ist das Horror-Genre die empfindliche Rückseite unserer Kultur, da in ihnen gesellschaftliche Ängste und Tabus ausgehandelt werden.
Everyone can be part of this experience! Special settings will provide insight into artistic research projects in order to address the urgent need to meet the current challenges. Come along and bring a friend!
Experiencing materials: Greenwashed Concrete
Eckhard + Weber
Artistic research projects involving, about and in opposition to the fossil-based building material concrete in the context of contradictory sustainability concepts. How can the substantial influence of the most common anthropogenous material be understood and reduced?
Experiencing individuals: Gemeinsam durch den Taumel
This artistic research project focuses on the phenomenon of an unstable public realm and explores possibilities of collectively navigating unstable social and physical environments.
Experiencing atmospheres: Contingent Agencies
This artistic research project explores central aspects of the one presence which has so far gone unnoticed: the agency of the components that constitute a situation.
Exploring the conditions: Toxic Temple – MESS
Kilian Jörg, Anna Lerchbaumer
Colorful assemblages of things connecting the known cosmos, unsteady ground of a new divinity and strong smells that guide us to the sublime. Landfills are the new temples. What changes if we religiously worship the power of toxicity?
Time for Reflection
Book lounge and retreat – a place to rest!
In dedicated areas, artistic researchers will present excerpts from their scientific research and artistic practice. The focus will always be on individual positions and approaches that illustrate how art can change the way we perceive and understand the world!
Book presentation: Toxic Temple – An Artistic and Philosophical Adventure into the Toxicity of the Now
Edited by: Anna Lerchbaumer and Kilian Jörg
Part of the series: Edition Angewandte
Welcome: Elisabeth Falkensteiner
Introduction by: Kilian Jörg
In the context of the installational performance Toxic Temple (2020), Kilian Jörg presents the accompanying publication.
Photo: Paul Pibernig