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Summer Term 2021

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Fri, 4/23 1.00 pm – 9.00 pm


Gilles Deleuze is one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century and is characterized by a way of thinking that seeks a renewal of philosophy through dialogue with science and art. Film is of particular importance in Deleuze's philosophy of art. In his books on cinema, he refers to the interference of various creative practices, including philosophy which invents and creates concepts. Thereby Deleuze defines film explicitly as a "new practice of images and signs" and projects a zone where film can become a new means of philosophical expression. Conversely, Deleuze's thinking, its methods and worldwide reception have gained international importance for artistic researchers: artistic research intertwines discursive and non-discursive processes and outputs. The symposium aims to use Deleuze's thinking of interference as a starting point for reflection on artistic research in film and philosophy. We want to focus in particular on the role of philosophical thinking as a creative practice and method of artistic research, as well as on film as a form of doing philosophy.

• Dr. Paula Albuquerque (University Amsterdam / Gerrit Rietveld Academy)
• Dr. William Brown (Roehampton University London)
• Dr. Martin Jehle (Philipps-University Marburg)
• Prof. Dr. Hyun Kang Kim (University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf)
• Prof. Dr. Michaela Ott (HFBK University for Fine Arts Hamburg)
• Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christine Reeh-Peters (Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
• Alisi Telengut, PhD Candidate (Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
• Dr. Susana Viegas, (New University Lisbon)

Please register by email (c.reeh-peters@filmuniversitaet.de) until 14th of April to receive the program, screening links and access codes (after the registration is closed).

The Online-Symposium Zones of interference is organized by Christine Reeh-Peters, Juniorprofessor for Theory and Praxis of Artistic Research in Digital Media, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and supported by ZeM.


Other(ing) Sensing. Practices, Politics and Ethics of Sensitive Media

6/17 – 18 3.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Ally Bishop, Christopher Brown, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Erica Fretwell, Elaine Gan, Orit Halpern, Janna Holmstedt, Melissa M. Littlefield


Please read our code of conduct before registering. Notes on accessibility will be announced soon.
Free admission, please register via mail registration@sensing-media.de.

Sensing, in its more-than-human, technological, as well as human dimension, is often understood as an element of transmission or connection. It encompasses practices of (ostensibly) making the imperceptible perceivable, of turning formerly opaque processes into data or of 'accessing' other subjectivities. But as much as sensitive media are an attempt to bridge difference, they are also responsible for the constitution of otherness. Their intention to connect can also turn into a violent erasure of difference. Our 2021 conference aims to look at the practices, politics and ethics of sensing in relation to alterity. How do entities sense one another? What in- and exclusions are constituted through sensitive media? In which ways can sensing become a violent act of appropriation? But also, what is the subversive opening of 'other' sensing practices?


Artists, Panelists, Speakers:
Ally Bishop (Panelist), Christopher Brown (Panelist), Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (Artist), Wendy Hui Kyong Chun (Speaker), Erica Fretwell (Panelist), Elaine Gan (Panelist), Orit Halpern (Panelist), Janna Holmstedt (Artist), Melissa M. Littlefield (Panelist), Deboleena Roy (Panelist), Kyla Schuller (Panelist), Sachi Sekimoto (Panelist), Ashely Shew (Panelist)

Free admission, please register here


Sensuous Interfaces, Touching Images: The Ethics of Attention in Digital Media

Thu, 6/24 7.00 pm

Prof. Dr. Paul Frosh, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Die Veranstaltung wird auf unbestimmte Zeit verschoben.

How do the aesthetic attributes of digital interfaces affect users’ ability to respond morally to the representation of suffering? Focusing on mainstream Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) rather than less-widely used immersive technologies such as VR, this paper proposes a phenomenology of user experience centred on the moral obligations of attending to, engaging with and acting upon digitized video testimonies. It recognizes that the GUI produces a new regimen of eye-hand-screen relations and embodied (in)attention that can undermine the conventional ideal of prolonged, empathetic encounters with depicted others. Yet it also outlines attributes of haptic sensuousness and real-time screen interaction that enable new forms of moral engagement and even action. Ultimately, it suggests that digital interfaces have established a historically novel situation, where the burden of moral response to distant suffering is extended to the smallest movements of our fingers and eyes.

Paul Frosh is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His publications include The Image Factory: Consumer Culture, Photography and the Visual Content Industry (2003); Meeting the Enemy in the Living Room: Terrorism and Communication in the Contemporary Era (2006, in Hebrew, edited with Tamar Liebes); and Media Witnessing: Testimony in the Age of Mass Communication (2009, and 2011) edited with Amit Pinchevski). His most recent book is The Poetics of Digital Media (2018).

Fri, 6/25 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm



125 Jahre Kino: Bei den Sommerfilmtagen

Sat, 8/14 9.00 pm

Jens-Uwe Fischer, Historiker

Freundschaftsinsel Potsdam
(Zugang über Lange Brücke)

Spur des Falken
R: Gottfried Kolditz, D: Gojko Mitić, Barbara Brylska, DDR 1968, 107'
Einführung: Jens-Uwe Fischer (Historiker)
Vorprogramm: Werbung und Trailer

Filmnächte auf Campingplätzen als Mittel gegen den Besucherschwund.

Ab 1965, als sich in der DDR das Fernsehen durchgesetzt hatte und die Publikumszahlen stark zurückgingen, setzte man auf populäre Genres, die bevorzugt bei den Sommerfilmtagen eingesetzt wurden. Mit der Vorführung eines sogenannten Indianerfilms wird die Freundschaftsinsel noch einmal zum Kino umfunktioniert. Der Historiker Jens-Uwe Fischer beleuchtet die Freilichtkinopraxis der Sommerfilmtage und das Genre der DDR-Indianerfilme.

Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Reihe 125 Jahre Kino: Vom Wintergarten zum Multiplex