Reality Machine 3
Lecture by Sebastian Baden
In his lecture on the conceptual history of the «Mindbombs», Sebastian Baden presents aspects of a visual culture of political violence in the context of terrorist media events.
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In his lecture on the conceptual history of the "Mindbombs", Sebastian Baden presents aspects of a visual culture of political violence in the context of terrorist media events. Reality is a result of the framing of perception through words, images, sounds and - also - Guns. Examples from art history and guerrilla communication are to be presented on the basis of works by contemporary artists and historical works of political iconography; Johan Grimonprez Film dial H.I.S.T.O.R.Y from 1997 is a prominent work among them, the Swiss Christoph Draeger also provides theses about truth and manipulation of "reality machines" with his installations. A look at videos by Hito Steyerl and other contemporary artists and their handling of media, facts and fiction will follow.
Dr. Sebastian Baden has been Director of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt since July 2022. Prior to that, he was curator of contemporary art and sculpture at the Kunsthalle Mannheim from 2016. He studied art education at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe and literature studies at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) as well as free art at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB). From 2011 to 2016, he taught as an academic assistant to Prof. Dr. Beat Wyss in the field of art science and media theory at the HfG Karlsruhe. In 2017, his doctorate was published under the title The Image of Terrorism in the Art System.
Image: © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt / Photo: Gaby Gerster