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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


International Symposium on Artistic Research

Intraactivity: the Posthuman, Fabulation and Matter

9/14 – 18 10.00 am – 8.00 pm

Marie-Luise Angerer, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Angelica Böhm, Rosi Braidotti, Frank Gessner, Prudence Gibson


Filmuni Summer School
International Symposium on Artistic Research

Organized by
Monika Richter, Head of Filmuni Summer School
Juniorprofessorship for Theory and Praxis of Artistic Research in Digital Media Prof. Dr. Christine Reeh-Peters

We are living in a time of global ecological crisis causing waves of migration, the strengthening of national politics and social division, challenging us to adopt new ethical attitudes in order to question predominant systems. The Corona pandemic led to an additional shaking of the economic and socio-cultural order. At the same time, it has caused the establishment of a new way of human interaction: Audiovisual media have become the most important means of exchange and communication, often the only possible gateway to the world and to our fellow human beings. At the same time, the increased immersion in digital worlds of images and sound is changing our understanding of reality. Such a transformed worldview is concomitant to new perspectives in contemporary philosophy; these perspectives have long since found their continuation in the artistic fields. In particular, critical posthumanism offers the conceptual tools for a "critical aesthetic turn" to develop new ways of thinking, narrating, fabulating, speculating, knowing, and subject-forming, and to exploit this change of perspective in aesthetic practice. How can we address current ethical and environmental challenges through artistic, filmic and philosophical means, including the emerging audiovisual platforms?

The international online symposium "Intraactivity: the Posthuman, Fabulation and Matter" invites 24 participants from 18 countries to come together and form a fictitive "International Committee to Save the Earth through Speculative Fabulation". In 24 philosophical or artistic presentations, they will illuminate the role of speculation, figuration, and fabulation in film, literature, and philosophy in shaping social and political processes. They will report on the state of the Anthropocene, sketch a speculative future in their respective fields, or present philosophical and/or artistic and filmic approaches that address the entanglement of the biosphere, ecosphere, and technosphere, and between climate change and the corona pandemic. Together, the dominant discourse on migration, economics, climate change, or ecology will be put to the test with the inclusion of different perspectives and ethics. 12 additional keynotes will round the thought picture: For example, Rosi Braidotti, who has coined the term “critical post-humanism” and particularly inquired into the posthuman condition and ethics will give a short workshop.

The symposium is part of the Masterclass Artistic Research „Fabulation for Future“. Its goal is to build a worldwide sympoietic network of international filmmakers, media artists, thinkers, curators as well as local activists developing a post-anthropocentric worldview for a sustainable future on planet Earth where human and non-human species coexist. Collaborative artistic actions, fabulative concepts, speculative narratives, and audiovisual projects that engage and challenge recently emerging digital platforms will be the basis, and ideally made available to a broad audience later in the context of an (online) exhibition (depending on funding).

More information can be found here
Registration is required. Please register here