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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM : TIMING OF AFFECT / koln

Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, May 30 - June 1, 2013

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM TIMING OF AFFECT

30 May - 1 June 2013 Academy of Media Arts Cologne / Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln Venue : Aula, Filzengraben 2, 50676 Cologne

Organizers : Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Angerer (Cologne), Dr. Bernd Bösel (Cologne/Vienna), Prof. Dr. Rolf Großmann (Lüneburg), Prof. Dr. Michaela Ott (Hamburg), Jun.-Prof. Dr. Anna Tuschling (Bochum)

Organized with the support of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, the DFG and the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

For many years now, the time of affect has been a major issue in the humanities, social and natural sciences, art and media. Affect stands here for feelings, emotions, processes of affection, for movements of the body, for the missing time – a broad range of facts, ideas and discursive contexts.

The international Symposium Timing of Affect brings together researchers from different disciplines – from philosophy to film, music, sound, media and art, through to technology and neurology – to explore the following aspects of the time of affect :

Affect as a capacity of the body ; as a primary, ontological activation process and anthropological inscription ; as a zone between a »not yet« and an »always already over« ; as an anthropogenetic interruption of chains of stimulus and response ; as the product of a zone of sensory perception that can be encoded in acts of (self-)activation in the form of feelings ; as an arena within cultural history for political, media and psycho-pharmacological interventions ; as a signal and unconscious media grammar ; as time scale and »out of synch« – sound affects, affect as fear, as a motive for swarms, touching images, and body knowledge.

Timing of Affect sets itself the task of showing how these aspects are articulated historically, in and as different forms of discourse and theoretical implications in the current establishment of orders of knowledge, thus constituting a current time of the affective in more than one sense.

The event is open to the public, with advance registration requested : Lisa Bosbach bosbach@khm.de