To commence the professorship in media theory and history, Clemens Apprich will offer a block seminar on the subject of ‘Pattern Discrimination’ in the summer semester. All interested students are cordially invited to register for the course via the Base. More information on the appointment of Clemens Apprich can be found here.
“Animating Truth(s): The Films of Maria Lassnig and Their Context” by Gabriele Jutz (University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2019) examines some of the Experimental animated films made by Maria Lassnig, her colleagues and students of the University of Applied Arts’ Studio for Experimental Animation (founded in 1982 by Lassnig and Hubert Sielecki), and films by other international film artists, all of whom share Lassnig’s attitude to filmmaking in regard to both content (such as issues related to gender, the environment, technological change, and war), and her material approach to media, based on low-tech and low-budget working methods.
Cover illustration from Buntes Blut (Renate Kordon, A 1985) Copyright: Renate Kordon CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Since 2021, the Department of Media Theory (Gabriele Jutz) has cooperated as a partner with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne in the research project „Moving in Every Direction. Künstlerische Forschung als Beitrag zur Entwicklung aktueller Raumkonfigurationen für das bewegte Bild.“ The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project leader: […]
New video on the start page of our Website. The material used for the video is a 35mm-fragment of an old Hungarian commercial from the Hungarian Film Archive. It was an old filmstrip they wanted to throw away. It shows a woman on a television screen (of an older version of a television set). As […]
Periphrasis (for a ditto, ditto device) is an experimentally designed scenario in the draft stage, a think-tank and rehearsal for a future exhibition—but Periphrasis (for a ditto, ditto device) is also an exhibition in itself. Starting from the idea of the copy as a nowadays omnipresent yet more and more invisible artistic practice and form, […]
2nd FEAT-Workshop: Vienna, June 27, 2016 Knowledge in Art, Science and Technology (FEAT Future Emerging Art & Technology) Artworks, technical artifacts, and scientific knowledge have in common that they are results of human productive power – but they are often said to differ in the intentions, which lead to their creation. While works of art […]
The Department of Media Theory exists as an arena of research, reflection and pursuit for students, academics, and artists. We regard the present against the long historical experience of once-new media (photography, film, video, etc.) and thereby cast a fresh look at the newness of “new” media. And in turn, via the lenses of the […]
The chair for media theory (Prof. Ingeborg Reichle) engages with many different media in their role as fundamental techniques for mediating reality. Structural, historical, and phenomenological aspects of media together with their conditions of production and effects are interrogated, as well as contemporary media theories and experimental fields in art (media art, digital art, transmedia […]
As a relatively young academic discipline, media theory has not yet developed any consensus as to its definition or the full scope of its enquiry. Because this field of study is so broad and developments in the media sector so dynamic, it is important that media studies at an arts university should clearly define the […]