Florian Schneider | filmmaker, author, curator, professor for Art Theory and Documentary Practices, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim | President of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR) | https://fls.kein.org
HGB, Raum 2.41
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Florian Schneider will speak about aspects of extended sustainability within his numerous projects. His research focuses on the borderlands between mainstream and independent media, art and activism, theory and open source technology, documentary practices and new forms of curating. He has been running internet servers since 1993 and has launched a number of internet projects under the umbrella of KEIN.ORG - most notably Dictionary of War. As part of the "Hybrid workspace" at documenta X 1997, he initiated the campaign kein mensch ist illegal and various follow-up projects. In 2006 he launched the artistic research project Imaginary property at the intersections of an ongoing propertization of images and the seemingly imaginary character of property in the age of digital production and networked distribution. His current involvement is with NTNU Trondheim, which has been selected by the European Commission as a partner for the New European Bauhaus Initiative. The New European Bauhaus, as a new design movement that aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between people across Europe, encompasses the dimensions: Sustainability (including circular economy), Quality of Experience (including aesthetics) and Integration (including affordability). In order to systematically initiate, expand and also strengthen the dialogue between art and technology, science and culture in the long term, NTNU relies on the use of a wide range of scientific, practice-oriented and artistic research methods to test potentials, impacts and values of novel alliances across sectors, actors and contexts, and to bring together people who would otherwise not cooperate.
Florian Schneider is a filmmaker, author, curator, professor of art theory and documentary practices. After studying film and television documentary at Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, he completed his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2016. He has been engaged in a wide range of projects to rethink impact and value of documentary practices across different disciplines. Since 2013 he is Professor for Art Theory and Documentary Practices at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology where he also served as a Head of Department of Fine Art at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts for seven years. Since 2019 he serves as Chair of the COST action “European Forum for Advanced Practices” where he coordinates the activities at NTNU as an official partner of the EU commission in the “New European Bauhaus”. In July 2022 Florian Schneider has been elected as the President of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR). SAR promotes practices of artistic research as undertaken both in and outside academic institutions. It facilitate co-operation and communication through conferences and meetings, disseminate knowledge on artistic research practices and results and encourage risk-taking, quality research. SAR publishes the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR), an online, open access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all artistic disciplines. SAR runs the Research Catalogue (RC), a searchable repository of artistic research, to which anyone can contribute once they have registered (cost free). This is a powerful resource for artistic research and education. SAR hosts the annual International Conference on Artistic Research bringing together leading practitioners, scholars and policy makers, showcasing exemplary artistic research projects, while focussing key issues through critical debate.
The talk is part of the public event series EXPANDED SUSTAINABILITY of Prof. Christin Lahr's class Artistic Action and Research with guests in the winter semester 2022/23.
Continuing conversation with Florian Schneider: Wed 07/12/2022, 11:00 - 14:00, Room 2.32a