The seminar deals with how public and private space is created,
defined and controlled through surveillance and security measures, and
how room for play and action is being established. We negotiate issues of
visibility and invisibility, hiding and reconnaissance.
The focus is on the development of new methodologies for artistic
practice, especially those that cross diverse media in a performative
Winter Term 2016/17: Systematic Observation and Recall
Wednesdays 10 – 13 h, room 2, Filzengraben 2a
A discussion and production seminar, geared to critically engage contemporary surveillance and control measures in artistic practice.
The seminar deals with how room for play, action and critique is being established by artists and filmmakers today. Using public and private space as examples, issues of “controlled states” under surveillance and security will be examined.
The focus is on the development of new methodologies, identities, and narratives, especially those that cross diverse media in a performative way.
Summer Term 2016: Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet, and Other Hollywood Stories
Discussion and production seminar, geared to critically engage contemporary issues in artistic praxis today.
seminar intends to focus on the effects of observational technologies
and recording strategies used in projects. Structures investigated
include: moving image; video “labs”; internet data accumulators;
performance; installation; and surveillant objects.
Mid Term Review May 10 & 11, 2016 Cryptoparty May 19, 2016 (in collaboration with Glasmoog and Jonas Hansen) Drone workshop Final project
Women under Surveillance Symposium
The two-day Women under Surveillance Symposium took place on December 2 and 3, 2015.
For more info please see wus.khm.de. Video documentation to follow shortly.
Winter term 2015/16: Up in the Air
The rise of consumer-grade drones brought an avalanche of bird's eye
view footage into everyday media. A formerly privileged view has been
made available to the masses, extending into airspace one of the core
principles of the Internet: Transparency goes both ways. "Technology
magnifies power in both directions" (Bruce Schneier).
become habituated to seeing ourselves from an overhead perspective, and
we start thinking about our bodies as figures on a grid. The view from
above is inseparable from its use for mapping (with the utilitarian,
market and military implications that this carries). As more and more of
modernity and surveillance goes from liquid (Zygmunt Bauman/ David
Lyon) to vaporous (uncertainty/ The Cloud), we get used to the idea that
there is activity overhead, looking down on us. While it is entirely
possibly that this isn't new at all, and just an update of the old
fashioned all seeing eye of god, the disconnect of the fixed position of
the controlling body and its multiple, mobile, remote controlled
viewpoints is central to the argument.
Summer term 2015: Women under Surveillance II
Continuing the previous seminar, we will look at the role of women in the development of techno culture, leading up to the current state of ubiquitous surveillance.
15. to 17. May, Chaos Cologne „Edge of Control“ http://chaos.cologne The first Chaos Cologne conference, a cooperation of KHM and Chaos Computer Club Köln: Workshops and talks, exchange and networking, keynote by artist Cornelia Sollfrank