Media Histories of Sculpture


  • Datum: 12.10.2023
  • Uhrzeit: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Vortragende(r): Workshop
  • Ort: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rome and online
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As Marshall McLuhan argued in his seminal Understanding Media, the “hybridizing or compounding” of media “offers an especially favorable opportunity to notice their structural components and properties.” This workshop seeks to explore sculpture’s intermedial entanglements and asks what these may reveal about the medium of sculpture.

In doing so, it looks at how changing media ecologies have shaped the ways in which the fluid category of sculpture has been understood as well as how different media practices have impacted the way sculpture is conceived, produced, presented, and displayed.

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09:00–09:30 Welcome / Introduction

Session 1 – Chair: Giovanna Targia
09:30–10:20 Stefanie Klamm (FU Berlin): Casts – Drawings – Photographs: Entangled Media Histories of Sculpture in Archaeology
10:20–11:10 Patrizia Di Bello (Birkbeck, University of London): Sculpture, Photography, Body: A Long History of Intermedial Entanglements
11:10–11:40 Coffee Break
11:40–12:30 Joris van Gastel (University of Zurich): The Eye and the Lens: Towards a Media History of the Perception of Sculpture
12:30–13:20 Megan Luke (University of Tübingen):“Raumscheu” and the Sculptural Replica
13:20–14:20 Lunch Break

Session 2 – Chair: Tristan Weddigen
14:20–15:10 Ursula Ströbele (HBK Braunschweig): Elasticity in Twentieth-Century Sculpture: Que(e)r(y)ing the Canon
15:10–16:00 Sofia Pirandello (University of Milan): Untouchables: What is it Like to Be an Augmented Reality Sculpture
16:00–16:30 Coffee Break
16:30–17:20 Jens Schröter (University of Bonn): Holography and Sculpture
17:20–18:00 Concluding discussion

Scientific Organization: Joris van Gastel (University of Zurich), with Giovanna Targia (University of Zurich) and Tristan Weddigen (Bibliotheca Hertziana)

Image: William Henry Fox Talbot, Casts on Three Shelves, in the Courtyard of Lacock Abbey (detail), c. 1842–44,Salted paper print from a paper negative, 18 × 17.9 cm (sheet), Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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