Interface Cultures Alumni Guestlecture Series
Dr. phil. Graziele Lautenschlaeger // Relational Marginalities?
Tuesday, 18th of January, 2022 // 12:15 – 13:15
ONLINE on MS Teams
Relational marginalities? Media art and the grounding inequality-conviviality relationships in Latin America
Although it may sound reductionist in a complex and globalized world to define a geographic/regional frame to address art production, the contemporary art world (institutions and curators) has given more and more attention to artists and artworks from non-hegemonic regions, especially due to the historical representation debt left by centuries of colonialism. However, in the same globalized world, how do Latin American media artists and artworks play their roles? Considering the existence of Latin American attributes is not a form of discrimination? Is it possible to demolish the north-south/center-periphery dichotomies in order to foster imaginary variability? From dissimilar subjects of interest to infrastructural differences, one can observe a conviviality-inequality correlation within Latin American media art production in relation to hegemonic production. Given the paradoxical position of Latin American media artists in the international context, there are at least three main intertwined threads one can address to discuss the correlation conviviality-inequality from the media art perspective: (1) posthumanism, (2) knowledge and technological asymmetries, (3) identities among local cultures and global trends – and specific questions arise from each of them. Through the presentation of media artists and artworks examples, this lecture is an invitation for us to reflect upon the engines of the fundamental conviviality-inequality relationships in Latin America.
Dr. phil. Graziele Lautenschlaeger
Brazilian media artist and researcher, holds a Phd in Cultural Studies from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (2019). She is author of the book “Sensing and making sense: Photosensitivity and light-to-sound translations in Media Art” (transcript, 2020) and her artworks have been exhibited and performed in Europe, South and North America. She is interested in practices on the intersections between art and science, exploring the poetic and symbolic layers of technological artifacts, grounded on theoretical references such as cybernetics, relational aesthetics, media archaeology and new materialism. She was master exchange student at the Interface Cultures Department of the Kunstuniversität Linz in 2008 and has recently returned to Linz as junior research fellow at the VALIE EXPORT Center.