Dr. Marietta Kesting
Human after Man, Marietta Kesting und Susanne Witgall (Hgl.) diaphanes 2023
‘Roboter-Träume? Der Schlafroboter Somnox’, in digital gender – de:mapping politics: Spekulieren mit 30 Objekten, hg. von Julia Bee et al. (Leipzig: Spector Books, 2023), in publishing.
Co-writing with Bots, AI and Art, Virtual Reality and Machine Dreams, Decolonial Media Theory
Before joining the University of Potsdam and ICI Berlin, Kesting was an assistant professor of media and art theory at the cx Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich from 2016 to 2022, a research associate at the Institute of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna from 2008 ro 2011 and at the interdisciplinary laboratory ‘Bild Wissen Gestaltung’ at Humboldt University from 2014 to 2016. Her PhD, Affective Images of Post-Apartheid: Documentary Perspectives on Migration, Xenophobia, and Gender in South African Film and Photography (2015), was funded by the DFG and nominated for the Humboldt Award. From 2015 to 2018, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the FWF project “A Matter of Historicity: Material Practices in Audiovisual Art.” She curated film programs for the cinema of the mumok Museum in Vienna and the photo exhibition “Now you see me, now you don’t” for the National Theater Mannheim. Kesting has been part of the publishing collective b_books, Berlin since 2004 and has been a member of the editorial board of FKW *Zeitschrift für Gender Studies und visuelle Kultur* since 2017. She writes for Texte zur Kunst, Social Dynamics, and FKW Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur, among others.
Foto: Claudia Peppel