Thinking Together

Thinking Together

Thinking Together

Looped Time – Time Loops

Thinking Together – Lecture

  • The lecture will be in English

Starting off with Bernhard Lang’s 1978 composition “Timeloop”, the lecture will give an insight into the development of “loop-aestethics” and its peculiar relationship with the perception of time: the concepts of circular and linear time structures will be discussed and illustrated, using both examples from the composer’s “Difference/Repetition” and the “Monadology” series as well as from the visual works by Raphael Montañez Ortiz. The lecture also refers to the latest work of reference on loops by Tilman Baumgärtel, “Schleifen. Zur Geschichte und Ästhetik des Loops” (Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2015).

“Thinking Together”
consists of two parts:
SAT 12 & SUN 13 March, 12:00–18:00
Conference “Time and the Digital Universe”
MON 14 to FRI 18 March, 10:00–18:00
Workshops, seminars, projects
Registration for the work groups is kindly requested:

Curated by Berno Odo Polzer

“Thinking Together” – the discourse format is dedicated to exploring the phenomenon of time in its socio-political, philosophical and artistic dimensions. Consisting of lectures, workshops, public talks and experimental settings, the project provides time and space to reflect current time-related issues together with international guests from the fields of philosophy, political and social science, cultural studies, computer and neuroscience as well as music, dance, performance and visual art.

The opening conference under the title “Time and the Digital Universe” investigates new forms of digital time, their structures and ramifications, followed by a host of different projects between 14 and 18 March. Amongst the topics are current politico-philosophical imaginations of temporality, non-linear concepts of time, the notion of rhythm as an analytical tool, as well as the differing time practices of the arts, philosophy and science.

Hosted by Bernhard Lang