The Entanglement between Gesture, Media and Politics

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Workshop II / Hallein
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Politics of Gestures-Lab

Workshop II / Hallein

The international research project “The Entanglement between Gesture, Media and Politics” will host the Lab “The Politics of Gestures” at SchmiedeY. “The Politics of Gestures” Lab will set up a research space, where the interdisciplinary team will pursue the following questions.

How and under which circumstances does a gesture gain collective relevance, thus become political? How does media technology, as a main agent in that process, affect the human body? Two main questions will structure the first two days of the workshop: Is there a specific transitional point and if so, did this point shift since the massive spread of small media devices in the last ten years?

 

The Project

The Entanglement between Gesture, Media and Politics is a research project investigating the interdependencies that exist between bodily movements or gestures, and ubiquitous, globally networked technologies.

To display and displaying oneself gains greater significance within the context of the unrestricted and instantaneous global exchange of video material as well as in an everyday world increasingly defined by sensors and computers. Thus the meaning of presence and publicness changes, evolves and new forms appear.

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Projects

Workshop I / Braunschweig

Between 24 – 28 of April 2017 the members of the project gathered for the first of a series of workshops. It took place in Braunschweig. During intese days of work, we presented each other materials and methods as well as research and first results of our individual approach to the topic.

Workshop II / Hallein

The international research project “The Entanglement between Gesture, Media and Politics” will host the Lab “The Politics of Gestures” at SchmiedeY. “The Politics of Gestures” Lab will set up a research space, where the interdisciplinary team will pursue the following questions.

Symposium

The Project The Entanglement between Gesture, Media & Politics will be wraping up with a small conference in fall 2018. During this event, we will be presenting process, methods and results of our research to a broader public. Most likely, it will be taking place in Berlin. Updates will follow.

News

Presentation at workshop of VW-Foundation

Presentation of “The Entanglement between Gesture, Media, and Politics” at the second workshop of VW-Foundation’s program “Arts and Science in Motion – Wissenschaft und Kunst in Bewegung”, November 10–12, 2017 held at the Märkisches Gildehaus in Caputh, Germany.

Partner/Cooperation

Das Projekt The Entanglement between Gesture, Media & Politics wurde durch die Kooperation mit folgenden Partnern möglich: