25.01. I 6 PM I MA SODA LECTURE SERIES & STUDIUM GENERALE I BOYAN MANCHEV: THE TIME OF PHILOSOPHY I STUDIO 11

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The first lecture will aim to to approach first abstract ideas of time, therefore transition and change, in direct relation to early philosophical and aesthetic traditions, fundamental to understand the creation of abstract concepts of time and transformation, as well as dynamic bodies and objects. It will introduce conceptual horizon crucial for the understanding of the emergence of the idea of ‘art’.

 

lecture in english language

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HZT in den Uferstudios, Studio 11, Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin

U8: Pankstraße, U9: Nauener Platz, S-Bahn: Gesundbrunnen

01.02. I 6 PM I MA SODA LECTURE SERIES & STUDIUM GENERALE: ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW AND BOYAN MANCHEV: BODIES, GODS AND TRANSPLANTS I STUDIO 11

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This lecture will present a synthesis of the recent proposals of the philosopher and artist  Elisabeth von Samsonow and the philosopher Boyan Manchev on the body metamorphoses, taking as starting point Samsonow’s recent work “Transplants”.

The uncertainty of the borders between being alive and not alive, the hybridization of existing and new forms of bodies, the animation of inanimate matter and the creation of automata - techniques for overcoming the human condition, will be discussed.

 

Mehr zu Elisabeth von Samsonow: 

http://kunstanthropologie.akbild.ac.at/index.php/elisabeth-von-samsonow-cv

 

lecture in english language

free admission

 

HZT in den Uferstudios, Studio 11, Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin

U8: Pankstraße, U9: Nauener Platz, S-Bahn: Gesundbrunnen

08.02. I 6 PM I MA SODA LECTURE SERIES & STUDIUM GENERALE: TIMOTHY MORTON AND BOYAN MANCHEV: THE NEW FRANKENSTEIN AND HIS MONSTERS I STUDIO 11

 

Dr. Frankenstein and his Nameless Monsters have been a paradigmatic figurative couple for the current critical debate on trans- and post-humanism. They will be the starting point of our meta-critical discussion as well. What are Frankenstein deeds in a world, which becomes a monster - a nameless hybrid - itself? Morton’s early work on Mary Shelley, as well as Manchev theatrical collaborations with Ani Vaseva (Frankenstein or the New Pandora) and Dirk Cieslak & Vierte Welt (Pandora’s Daughters) will provide the starting point for this discussion. 

This lecture will establish direct connection with the last two semester topics, Metamorphosis and The Romantic.

 

Timothy Morton is the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He is the author of Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism and Critical Theory (Chicago, forthcoming), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality (Open Humanities, 2013), The Ecological Thought (Harvard UP, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard, 2007), seven other books and one hundred and twenty essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, food and music. 

 

lecture in english language

free admission

 

HZT in den Uferstudios, Studio 11, Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin

U8: Pankstraße, U9: Nauener Platz, S-Bahn: Gesundbrunnen

15.02. I 6 PM I HZT OPEN: MA CHOREOGRAPHY MUSIC LECTURE SERIES I MICHAEL THIEKE: TOO SMALL FOR THE NAKED EYE: MICROTONALITY AND DIFFERENT TUNING SYSTEMS I STUDIO12

 

Michael Thieke

The Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work. Concert tours took him  all around Europe and to China, Canada, Lebanon, Japan and the USA, and his work has been documented on over 40 releases on such labels as staubgold, ftarri, leo records, erstwhile andanother timbre. Some of his current Projects are: The International Nothing, The Magic  I.D., The Pitch, Splitter Orchester, Hotelgäste and Der Lange Schatten, as well as duos with Biliana Voutchkova and Olivier Toulemonde.

http://www.michael-thieke.de/

 

 

free admission

 

HZT in den Uferstudios, Studio 11, Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin

U8: Pankstraße, U9: Nauener Platz, S-Bahn: Gesundbrunnen