3 June 2018
Vision's Bleeding Edge:
On nonhuman vision, liquid and crystal intelligence and AI
Royal College of Art, Kensington, London
Talks by Esther Leslie (Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck) and Joanna Zylinska (Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths).
Moderated by Anja Kirschner and Adam J B Walker.
Performances and videos by Anna Ådahl, Anja Kirschner, Lawrence Lek, Mayra Martin Ganzinotti, Anna Nazo, Emma Somerset Davis and Adam J B Walker.
Vision’s Bleeding Edge will explore the impact of the latest imaging technologies on human and nonhuman vision and the way contemporary art engages with and rearticulates these developments. Live performances and screenings by current RCA researchers will be in dialogue with talks by Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck and author of Liquid Crystals: The Science and Art of a Fluid Form (Reaktion, 2016) and Joanna Zylinska, Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths and author of Nonhuman Photography (MIT Press, 2017). Leslie will speak on the history and increasing ubiquity of liquid crystal technologies (in LCD TVs, computers and mobile devices) and the liveliness these bestow on the digital images they both display and ‘see’ - while Zylinska’s talk on nonhuman photography and AI driven imaging will focus on the political underpinnings of the current AI debate and its impact on photography and art.
Vision’s Bleeding Edge is organised by SOAH Researchers Anja Kirschner, Mayra Martin Ganzinotti, Anna Nazo, Emma Somerset Davis and Adam J B Walker with Aura Satz (Moving Image Tutor and Reader in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art).
26 April - 1 May 2018
Szenerie Als Protagonistin (Scenerie as Protagonist)
School of Applied Arts Vienna, Class of Tanja Widmann
Through examples from the artistic practice of Anja Kirschner and others in the field of moving image (like Zhou Chen, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Basma Alsharif, Karrabing Film Collective, Eric Baudelaire, Masao Adachi) the life of props, landscapes and interiors is illustrated and theoretically linked to discourses that deal with queer and feminist approaches to new materialisms, ecology and the non-human (Johnny Golding, Karen Barad, N. Katherine Hayles, Elisabeth A. Povinelli, Dana Luciano).
8 February 2018
"Technologie ist nicht neutral, und es gibt keine virtuelle Welt." / "Technology is not neutral, and there is no virtual world."
Academy of Fine Arts Munich
18 - 22 December 2017
Szenerie Als Protagonistin (Scenerie as Protagonist)
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Class of Anja Dorn
14 December 2017 – 21 February 2018
Exhibition and Conference
Yeti – Wear the Amulet – Tangle Up the Archive
With Mikuláš Brukner, Barbora Dayef, Daniela & Linda Dostálková, Bracha L. Ettinger, Jesse Jones, Tereza Kanyzová, Anja Kirschner, Jan Kolský, Kateřina Konvalinová, Ester Krumbachová, Kris Lemsalu, Marie Lukáčová, New Noveta, Matěj Pavlík, Johannes Paul Raether, Michaela Režová, Lucie Rosenfeldová, Sláva Sobotovičová
Conference participants: Jana Baierová, Zuzana Blochová, Jan Bernard, Michal Bregant, Mikuláš Brukner, Barbora Dayef, Bracha L. Ettinger, Šárka Gmiterková, Linda Hauerová, Libuše Heczková, Anna Hejmová, Edith Jeřábková, Jesse Jones, Tereza Kanyzová, Anja Kirschner, Jan Kolský, Kateřina Konvalinová, Francis McKee, Ruth Noack, Matěj Pavlík, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Johannes Paul Raether, Michaela Režová, Lucie Rosenfeldová, Sláva Sobotovičová, Kateřina Svatoňová, Tomáš Uhnák, Marina Vishmidt
Curated by Zuzana Blochová and Edith Jeřábková in collaboration with Anja Kirschner
16 May - 13 June 2017
Die Zukunft des Vergangenen. Moderne im Spiegel der Gegenwartskunst / The Future of the Past. Modernity in the Mirror of Contemporary Art
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main
With Florian Pumhösl, Asier Mendizabal, Anja Kirschner, Laura Horelli.
21-23 April 2017
Conference and programme of screenings and performances
Art, the Reproduction of Capital and the Reproduction of Life
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
20-22 April 2017
Media Revolutions/Mediale Revolutionen
Academy of Fine Art Hamburg
With Klaus Birnstiel, Jodi Dean, Diedrich Diederichsen, Bernhard Dotzler, Arnold Dreyblatt, Yuk Hui, Anja Kirschner, Peter Osborne, Dont Rhine/Ultra Red, Kerstin Stakemeier.
17-18 March 2017
Talks, screenings and performances
It’s After the End of the World. Don’t You Know That?
Museum Brandhorst, Munich
With Juan Atkins, Jacky Connolly, Helmut Draxler, Georgia Sagri, Hassan Khan, Anja Kirschner, Nina Könnemann, Dana Luciano, Inka Meißner, Robert Müller and Tanja Widmann, Michael Smith, Peter Wächtler, Jutta Zimmermann.
Curated by Tanja Widmann and Tonio Kröner
28-30 October 2016
We Need Your Carkeys! The Horizons of Horror
Invited by Sam Basu, Anke Hennig and Anja Kirschner
With Anselm Franke, Bracha L. Ettinger, Melanie Bonajo and Laboria Cuboniks (Diann Bauer, Helen Hester).
9 June – 30 July 2016
Exhibition and research project
5 Uneasy Pieces + An Open Investigation
UM gallery, UMPRUM Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague
Curated and initiated by Anja Kirschner and organized by Are
With Adam Chodzko, Stephan Dillemuth and UMPRUM students, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Anja Kirschner, Nova Melancholia with Dora Economou.
4 March 2015
Interdisciplinary lecture series, screenings and performances
Are You Alive Or Not?
Looking at Art through the Lens of Theatre (Act 1, Scene 6)
Studium Generale, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
With Clare Butcher, Klaas Tindemans, Anja Kirschner.
17-39 October 2014
Invited by Tim Voss and Kerstin Stakemeier
With Kerstin Brätsch/Debo Eilers, Helmut Draxler, Johnny Golding, Anja Kirschner, Benjamin Noys, Johannes Paul Raether, Juliane Rebentisch and Kerstin Stakemeier.
12-16 November 2013
Symposium, Screenings and Workshop
I'm Frightened. Bring Popcorn.
Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome
Invited by Anja Kirscher
With Dario Argento, Enrico Ghezzi, Marco Greganti, Douglas Mortimer Collective, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Valerio Di Simone.
19 March 2013
Movie lights switching on and erasing the image or illuminating darkness
26-27 January 2013
Art as a Form of Crisis
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Invited by Kerstin Stakemeier and Sophie Golz
With Stewart Martin, Michael Heinrich, Nikos Arvanitis, Dimitra Kotouza, Freundinnen und Freunde der klassenlosen Gesellschaft, Anja Kirschner, David Panos.
10 January 2013
Interdisciplinary lecture series
Power of Material/Politics of Materiality:
The (Im)materiality of the Economy
cx centre for interdisciplinary studies, Academy of Fine Arts Munich