Event Date 8 – 9 May 2013
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
Romantic Transdisciplinarity: Art and the New Conference
2011–2013 (AHRC 914469)
This conference is dedicated to discussion of the transdisciplinary legacies of early German Romanticism in contemporary theory and practice in the arts and humanities, with particular reference to the construction of the concepts ‘art’ and ‘the new’. Themes to be discussed include: Romanticism and disciplinarity; aesthetics as a transdisciplinary field; transdisciplinary constructions of art, nature and the new; medium, media and transmedia as transdisciplinary concepts.
The conference is in collaboration with the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Hito Steyerl (artist, Berlin) – A Presentation of the Film, Adorno’s Grey
Hito Steyerl will show a single screen simulation of her recent single-channel HD video for four angled screens, Adorno’s Grey (14 mins, 20 seconds, 2012) and discuss it in the context of the themes of the conference.
Hito Steyerl is an artist based in Berlin. Her video work includes November (2004) – shown at Manifesta 5 – Lovely Andrea (2007) – shown at documenta
12 (2007) – In Free Fall (2010) and Abstract (2012). She has had solo exhibitions at Modern Museet Stockhom (2008) and e-flux, New York and Art Institute of Chicago (2012–13). She has taught at Goldsmiths, London, and the University of Arts, Berlin. Her writings include: Dir Farbe der Wahrheit (2008) and The Wretched of the Screen (2012).
Film unavailable here for copyright reasons