Friday, 23. November 2018, 15th ELIA Biennial Conference, Resilience And The City: Art, Education, Urbanism. Rotterdam 2018, 21. - 24. November 2018,
Stefan Winter, Fee Altmann: Navigating Open Systems - Artistic Research Builds Resilience
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany
As long as society is geared to its neoliberal paradigm, societal cohesion will be vanishing and society itself will continue to decompose into atoms. Medial stagings, imageries and narratives as well as self-images and behavioural strategies are all elements of this set-up. In contrast, artistic research reflects and projects how individuals form their multi-layered, variable identity in constant interaction with others, into an unknown future. Artistic research opens new relationships with the world and win-win-strategies in the horizon of society. It creates high-value imageries and builds narratives that help to bring individuals to their own voices. These are elements required on the way towards a resilient urban space, in which heterogeneous groups negotiate and renegotiate their shares in mutual respect. The workshop will discuss these topics on the basis of artistic research projects.