1. Media, Matter, Method

Experiments in communication / summer 2022
M.A. Kultur- und Medienmanagement, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Freie Universität

            This MA seminar explores more-than-human communication as a material, sensory and embodied practice. Taking an expansive and interdisciplinary approach to communication, we will ask questions such as: how are narratives transmitted through time and space? How is our sensory attention attuned to different phenomena? How are humans and nonhumans entangled with one another? How does matter and material ‘speak’? In this approach, we aim to exceed the technocratic limitations of media. We work with a wide range of materials, including film, artistic research, found sound, critical theory and games. So, too, will we draw upon a range of artists, authors and theorists, such as Ursula Le Guin, Anna Tsing, Edouard Glissant, Akram Zaatari, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Elizabeth Povinelli and others.