Course of study
»IMAGINARIEN DER KRAFT: KUNST, LITERATUR, WISSENSCHAFT«
29 September – 1 October 2019 (not public)
In cooperation with the Warburg-Haus
On the one hand, the study course is concerned with various conceptions and differentiations of the concept of force that can be observed in rhetoric, aesthetics and other fields of science and scholarship, in order to determine the relationship to natural philosophical and scientific theories of force in their historical manifestations. Searching for connecting lines and ruptures of varying patterns of imagination and thought in the sciences and arts, for instance, models of regulation and control, wastage and balance, release and containment are being discussed. On the other hand, the study course deals with artistic and literary representations of force, which as such can only be perceived sensually through its effects. On this basis, also the question of how to assess the tension between representations of force and the power of representation will be addressed. How are forces staged in the media, in which forms and colors are they brought to bear and which affects and effects appear to be decisive in the context of their production and reception? Last but not least, "imaginaria of force" have been and are still are employed in the interchange between the sciences and the arts. These transfer processes will also be a subject of the course.
In addition to joint analyses of images, texts and objects, the study course focuses on the participants’ projects. Those taking part include Florian Auerochs, Mathilda Blanquet, Franca Buss, Maximilian Derksen, Kevin Drews, Tamara Fröhler, Antonia Götz, Katharina Lee Chichester, Gilles Monney, Paula Muhr, Tilmann Schreiber, Bernhard Seidler and Yannic Walter.