Media and the Senses

The fourth network meeting is dedicated to the spaces of experience that emerge from the interplay of practices, senses and media (cf. Alper 2018; Hammer 2015; Schillmeier 2010). The interest lies on the aesthetic, artistic and philosophical potentials of dis-/ability in particular, departing from an exploration of blindness in both historic and contemporary practices.

Flyer for the 4th Network Meeting: Media and the Senses. Grey background with black geometrical form. Text in Black. QR Code and Logos from HU Berlin, University Vienna, HKB, Universität Konstanz and DFG.


The first public panel on Thursday evening addresses the period around 1920, when the need for training the senses came into focus in many ways: in the context of post-war rehabilitation, of pedagogy and of arts and crafts education.  On Friday afternoon, the mode of discussion is more explorative, with a workshop dedicated to inclusive practices and methods of perception in the museum and on stage, all in relation to the interferences between body, space and technologies. In the evening, a set of anthropological perspectives are adopted, looking at current processes of “embodied translation” and historic constructions of “in/capacities” in relation to the senses (English, public/hybrid). 


With input and presentations from Paolo Caneppele (Filmmuseum Wien), Klemens Gruber (Universität Wien), Julia Häußler (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien), Gili Hammer (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Karin Harrasser (Kunstuniversität Linz/IFK Wien), Siegfried Saerberg (Evangelische Hochschule Hamburg), Georg Vasold (Universität Wien), Celestina Widmer (Hochschule der Künste Bern) and members from the network as organizers (Luisa Drews, Jana Herwig, Yvonne Schmidt, Judith Willkomm).


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