Lecture and talk by and with Prof. Beate Geissler, artist (Geissler & Sann), Chicago, Professor in the Department of Photography, School of the Art Institute, Chicago (SAIC), Antropocene LAB, project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River, Deep time Chicago, https://deeptimechicago.org | https://www.anthropocene-curriculum.org/contributors/beate-geissler)Venue:
Beate Geissler is an artist and Professor of Art an der School of Art & Art History an der University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). In her work she is interested in exploring entanglements and interdependencies in the world and how human actions transform the planet and how those transformations alter our existence. Her work concentrates on inner alliances of knowledge and power, their deep links in western culture and the escalation in and transformation of human beings through technology. The themes of her work are drawn from our observations about climate change and its most significant contributor, the human being. Seeking indicators, embedded traces of human interaction, social habit, and shared emotional states is at the core of her work. This part of her research is as much informed by the discipline of cultural studies, with its emphasis on locality and specificity, as it is by her commitment to give expression to global issues of contemporary relevance, especially the socio-economical effects of climate change and global trade. She is interested in the shapes of collectivity, and in the collective structures of individuality. She believes that Art transforms cognition into experience and practice into cognition, making invisible processes available to our perception.
Beate Geissler has been Professor of Art at the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) since 2008. She has worked as an artist duo with her partner Oliver Sann, Professor in the Department of Photography, School of the Art Institute, Chicago (SAIC) since 1996. Their collaborative work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and alternative spaces, including: the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the Fotomuseum Antwerp; the NGBK (New Society for Visual Arts) in Berlin; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland; the Museum Ludwig in Cologne; MAST Foundation in Bologna, Italy; and German Pavillion at the Photography Biennial Dubai, UAE and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. She has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including: the Videonale Award from the Museum of Art, Bonn, Germany; the Hermann-Claasen-Award (Cologne, Germany); production grants from the Graham Foundation, Chicago and a Humanities Without Walls Grant; she is an active participant of the project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River (https://anthropocene-curriculum.org) and was awarded a residency at the Max Planck Institut for the History of Science in Berlin. She published four monographs: Return to Veste Rosenberg (2006), Personal Kill (2010), Volatile Smile (2013) and the bio-adapter (Oswald Wiener) / you won’t fool the children of the revolution (2019). She is a founding member of Deep Time Chicago an art/research/activism initiative formed in the wake of the Anthropocene Curriculum program at HKW in Berlin, Germany.
Public event series Talk About EXPANDED SUSTAINABILITY
The series of events by Prof. Christin Lahr and the class Artistic Action and Research addresses different aspects of sustainability in the field of artistic action and ephemeral "works of art". Aware of a local as well as global interconnectedness, the focus is on environmental, developmental or socio-political issues as well as their constituting structures and networks of relationships including (un)desired (side)effects. Materials, media, formats, conceptualizations or strategies are negotiated as well as the question of the social relevance of an expanded art practice at the fluid boundaries between art, science, technology, politics and society, artistic and curatorial action, between art and life/survival.
The program in the winter semester 2022/23 includes a series of lectures and a multi-part workshop.
Guests in winter semester 2022/23
Achim Mohné & Uta Kopp (REMOTE WORDS / darktaxa-projekt), Regine Rapp (ART LABORATORY BERLIN), Adrienne Goehler (FÄN / Font Ästhetik und Nachhaltigkeit, "zur nachahmung empfohlen! expeditionen in ästhetik und nachhaltigkeit", "Nachhaltigkeit braucht Entschleunigung braucht Grundein/auskommen ermöglicht Entschleunigung ermöglicht Nachhaltigkeit"), Florian Schneider (KEIN. ORG, Dictonary of War, "no human is illegal", The New European Bauhaus / NTNU Trondheim, Agnes Meyer-Brandis (FFUR | Research Raft for Underground Reefology / Institute for Art and subjective Science), Beate Geissler (Geissler & Sann, Antropocene LAB UIC University of Illinois at Chicago, "project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River," "Deep time Chicago," https://deeptimechicago.org), Lillian Ball (waterwash.org).
Further Dates in winter semester 2022/23
Tue 07.02.2023 | 18:30 - 21:00 | webex-meeting
REMOTE WORDS 4
Multi-part workshop with Achim Mohné and Uta Kopp