Higher seminar: Katji Lindberg - Konstfack

Higher seminar: Katji Lindberg

Date and time
October 16, 2017, at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan (Timetables at SL)

Artistic practice and the question of technicity

Katji Lindberg will present a chapter from her forthcoming thesis, where three different perspectives of technology in relation to artistic practice are presented: Derrida with the concept of originary technicity, Verbeek with the idea of technology as a relation and Katherine N. Hayles by embodiment theory.

Katji Lindberg about her text:
"Thinkers like Walter Benjamin and Rosalind Krauss are often cited when it comes to questions of medialization and art. Another theoretical path is offered by philosophers of technology, such as Jacques Derrida, Bernard Stiegler and Peter-Paul Verbeek (2005). In their respective writings, they show that no media is neutral and that this discussion is heavily challenged by dichotomies such as nature-culture, body-mind, inner-outer and artificial-natural. How does this affect our understanding of artistic practice, technical know-how and medialization? How can we frame technicity in relation to artistic practice?"

The seminar will be held in Swedish.

Text is available. Please contact Magnus Bärtås, Protected address.

Katji Lindberg has a background stretching from artistic practice to philosophy. She is based in Stockholm where she has been working as an art critic, writer and as a teacher in reflexive writing. She has an exam from Konstfack, a Master´s Degree in Practical Knowledge from Södertörn´s University and she has also studied in France and Norway. She is currently finishing her PhD (at Konstfack and of Nord University, Bodö, Norway) which is titled "Only as creators!"- on meaning-making and reflexivity in artistic practice, through the lens of the fine art teacher´s professional knowledge. Her theoretical interests are feminist philosophy, affect theory, embodiment studies and epistemology.

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Doctoral Programme in Art, Technology and Design

Updated: 9 October 2017