PEEK Projects

Originalcopy—Post-digital Strategies of Appropriation (20162019), Michael Kargl and Franz Thalmair, funded by the Austrian Science Fund’s program for artistic research (PEEK).

Reset the Apparatus! Retrograde Technicity in Artistic Photographic and Cinematic Practices (20162019), Edgar Lissel, Nina Jukić and Gabriele Jutz, funded by the Austrian Science Fund’s program for artistic research (PEEK).

THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE (TBDWBAJ) (20132018), Ulrike Möntmann and Nina Glockner, funded by the Austrian Science Fund’s program for artistic research (PEEK).

National Research Collaborations

Research collaboration of Sandra Ladwig with the Austrian Academy of Sciences in the context of her dissertation: Freizeit als Phänomen der Moderne im österreichischen Amateurfilm der 1920er bis 1980er Jahre. Supervisor: Gabriele Jutz. Funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences „Doing Amateur Film. Social and Aesthetic Practices in Austrian Amateur Films between the 1920s and the 1980s” (2016–2019).

International Research Collaborations

Art, Science and Philosophy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico, research collaboration of Ingeborg Reichle with the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (María Antonia González Valerio) and the artist collective BIOS Ex machinA focusing on the ontological and aesthetic dimensions of BioArt as well as a new approach to the philosophy of the natural world. María Antonia González Valerio’s philosophy investigates the revival and reappraisal of historic natural philosophy. Her approach, which she calls “the ontology of immanence” engages above all with predominant traditions that seek to answer the question as to the essence of nature and its relationality either with reference to language or to history. In the twentieth century these lines of thought have resulted in nature being subsumed under culture, and this is why it has repeatedly been deemed necessary to try to close off and dislocate parts of nature. In recent decades the remnants of nature left over from the grasp of culture have tended to be made over to philosophical anthropology, which does not offer any solution to the philosophical issues involved. A revival and renewal of natural philosophy must engage with the recent findings of the technosciences and biotechnology and relate them theoretically to the novel aesthetic ontologies that now seek to interpret the world of sensate organisms (plants and animals including humans).


BioArt: Borders and Definitions, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), Greece, collaborative research of Ingeborg Reichle with Assimina Kaniari, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), Greece. The project „BioArt: Borders and definitions. Research project for the development of a widely accepted deontological framework of its production and management” was initiated by the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (TEI of Athens) and is coordinated by the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art in collaboration with researchers from the Panteion University of Athens and Columbia University (USA).


International Research Network Film and the Other Arts: Intermediality, Medium Specificity, Creativity (2015–2017), funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Principal Investigator: Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh); Co-Investigator: Kim Knowles (University of Aberystwyth). The Department of Media Theory (Gabriele Jutz) is a network member of this international research project, which explores new directions for the study of cinematic intermediality, focusing on the ways in which the moving image is shaped and revitalized by artistic cross-fertilization. Particular emphasis is given to the avant-garde and experimental practice, as well as to the role of technology in forging fresh connections between film and the other arts. The network brings together creative practitioners and researchers across the Humanities. Participating Universities: University of Edinburgh (Scotland), University of Aberystwyth (GB), University of Cambridge (GB), University of Applied Arts Vienna (Austria).