Das internationale Symposium „reality <re:coded>“ wird vom 13.11.-14.11.15 im Museum Schloss Fechenbach, Dieburg in englischer Sprache abgehalten.
Keynotes werden von Monika Fleischmann (Berlin) und Malcolm Levy (Vancouver) gegeben. Ein weiterer Hauptredner ist Arjen Mulder (Amsterdam). Weitere Vorträge kommen von dem Komponisten Barry Truax (CDN), der Medientheoretikerin Michelle Bunn (USA), dem Medienkünstler Michael Iber (A) u.a.
The symposium's background in brief:
In his seminal work "The language of new media" (2002) Lev Manovich unfolded and established, how digital media started to offer a collection of new methods imposing strong effects on sense and sense-making, and
therefore on the (re-)construction of reality. The core idea of the Schloss Fechenbach exhibition "StadtLandFluss <re:coded>" as well as of its related symposium is to discuss if and how digital media and its processes of conceptualization, construction and design challenge, question and maybe alter our notions of reality once taken for granted.
In our symposium, we will follow diverse approaches to this topic under an umbrella which we kept deliberately wide, in order to bring together multiple perspectives on the theme. The symposium will deal with topics as "mixed reality", "hybridity", "coding and recoding" "world and digital perception", "virtuality" etc. It is up to the contributors framing the topic from their point of view. Our overall aim is to discuss medias' power (and not only the digital medias') as a a machinery of perception, submitting the various aspects of our being-in-the world under its ordering, and maybe its regime.
The contributions will be either theoretically or practically oriented, or a mixture of both. There will be a discussion panel at the end of the symposium involving the audience, centering around the terms "reality
virtuality mediality".One keynote speaker is the curator and media artist Malcolm Levy from Vancouver, other speakers are the Canadian composer Barry Truax, the media theorist Arjen Mulder (NL), the media artist Michael Iber (Austria), the young scholar Michelle Bunn (USA), the young curator Klaus Schüller (D) et al.
The symposium is attached to our exhibition "StadtLandFluss <re:coded>", which will present young artists' media works, centering around the topic of revealing surprising "views" of or approaches to the so-called familiar by digital media.
Timetable in the PDF below for download. // Tagesablauf im untenstehenden PDF zum Download.