Kunsthalle / On the Move

Dr. G. J. Lischka: Das Monitorstadium. Die Mediatisierung des Menschen, lecture—Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7 p.m., Kunstverein Ludwigshafen // A journey through anthropological media history. The media philosopher will compare the digital age with early forms of communication.

The media philosopher from Bern will take us on a dizzying journey through the history of anthropological media, tracing the digital age back to early forms of communication. From the selfie to the hand prints of the Stone Age, the history of art will be turned on its head. Special attention will be paid to simultaneous observation and image creation in a prosumer culture, which will be discussed by Lischka through reference to the “monitorstadium,” his media theoretical paradigm.
The lecture will take place during the Photo Biennale at Kunstverein Ludwigshafen am Rhein, in the context of the exhibition topos “Schiffbruch mit Zuschauer: Über die (Un)Möglichkeit des Handelns auf Distanz”, curated by Boaz Levin.
J. Lischka (b. Muntli, Austria, lives in Bern, Switzerland)
Gerhard Johann Lischka is an artist/philosopher and teaches at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB). He completed his degree in Bern and Munich and completed his doctoral thesis on the work of Oskar Kokoschka. Since 1969 he has produced initiatives, exhibitions, radio and television programs, and held several lectureships.

Location: Kunstverein Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7 p.m.
Lecture by Dr. G. J. Lischka: Das Monitorstadium und die Mediatisierung des Menschen
Bismarckstraße 44-48
67059 Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Entrance is free.

Part of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

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