Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art | Berlin 2018
Art and the Politics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism
July 4-23, 2018
EXTENDED!! Application Deadline: May 23, 2018
Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. The program runs two weeks and is structured with half-day seminars, deep readings, and workshops. In the evening SFSIA holds a lecture series, which is open to the public. It is an exciting, rigorous environment to learn in.
About SFSIA | Berlin
SFSIA | Berlin, titled Art and the Poetics of Praxis in Cognitive Capitalism, will engage with critical concerns of past programs —estrangement, individuation, and collectivity— in order to consider the performative power of poetry. Through deep readings, workshops, and lectures, we will strive to discover new words, meanings, and rhythms of resistance and reconstruction. In the tradition of Rimbaud, we seek a deregulation of language. Alternative vocabularies and models are necessary to understand and act upon our present predicament: cognitive capitalism, neo-colonialism, data surveillance. The hope is to create an experimental platform for debate and mutual self-education, with poetry and its production as a reference point for undertaking interdisciplinary, intersectional, epistemological adventures beyond our present cognitive confines and to construct a new concept of homo poeticus.
Andrew Berardini, Anke Henning, Ariana Reines, Armen Avanessian, Barry Schwabsky (co-director), Beatriz Colomina, Boris Groys, Daniel Falb, Georgia Sagri, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Isaac Julien, John Yau, Julieta Aranda, Hubertus von Amelunxen, Karl Holmquist, Marcus Steinweg, Marie-Luise Knott, Marina Fokidis, Marjan Sharifi, Mathieu Copeland, Meena Alexander, Olu Oguibe, Quinn Latimer, Raimundas Malašauskas, Tino Sehgal, Warren Neidich (founding director), and Yuk Hui
SFSIA encourages applications from scholars and artists, as well as inquisitive graduate, postgraduate, and undergraduate students from fields such as art, architecture, critical writing, poetry, neuroscience, medicine, technology studies, critical theory, cultural studies, film and media studies, though all disciplines are welcome.
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