Thinking Together

Time Practice in the Arts

Thinking Together – Workshop

Thinking Together

Thinking Together

  • The workshop will be in English

Past Dates

All practice is temporal. Only rarely does this temporality become explicit, however, as it does in the arts. Paying particular attention to the temporal dimension of different arts shows us different ways of dealing with time, of unfolding in time and of articulating time – even in the space-based arts. Furthermore, different temporal practices have to be distinguished within the arts, e.g. the time of practice, conception, rehearsal, and performance in dance and of the act of drawing, the finished picture, and its reception in the visual arts. Even where time is at the heart of what is being done, only a small part of these practices becomes explicit.

The workshop will trace the temporal practices of different artists in their particular fields, making explicit some of the tacit knowledge that goes into them. Focusing on rhythm and embodied experience, they will try to make the specific time practices accessible to experience, reflection and discussion. In order to do this, they will have to rely on participation as well as observation and communication. While the first two sessions of each day are devoted to specific arts, the last ones will take the shape of an open discussion that attempts to bring together the different practices and articulate their differences.

“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.

THU 17 March 2016, 10:00–18:00
10:00 Anja Weber (Dance)
11:00 Dan Belasco Rogers (Performance)
13:00 Marc Wittmann (Neuroscience)
14:00 Sophia New (Performance)
16:00 3.600 Moments of Temporal Discourse and Practice

FRI 18 March 2016, 10:00–18:00
10:00 Juliane Laitzsch (Drawing)
11:00 Anna Huber (Dance)
13:00 Hubert Machnik (Music)
14:00 Christian Grüny (Philosophy)
16:00 3.600 Moments of Temporal Discourse and Practice