7 August 2021
Featured Parts, Features - on the Turbulent Media of the Presentblended course
This course confronts materials - fogs, foams, froths, particulated air, muds, ether, crystals, liquids - ones that have always been around but which accrue new significances. These are materials bound into new technological environments - ones shaped by and in relation to cloud computing, touchscreens, CGI animation, Networks of Things, sub-perceptual visualising systems. Between these matters and these technologies is the human, but that is a fantasy - the human is shot through- made of and with - these matters and these technologies. In the context of the matter, from which emanates ideological and poetic significance, and the technologies, which are also idealist constructions, it is possible to produce an environment - unlike the hostile environment that seeps across the world, a toxically political atmosphere - an environment in which political aesthetics can seize the stage in the interests of critical analysis.
Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London.
This course is designed for BA and MA students, artists, architects and researchers of visual arts, humanities and social sciences, art history and curatorial studies, architecture and design, and anyone with a keen interest in the subject area.
This course confronts materials - fogs, foams, froths, particulated air, muds, ether, crystals, liquids - ones that have always been around but which accrue new significances.
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be issued a certificate stating their equivalency of The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits from Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France.
EUR 300: The participation fee is due in full after you have successfully enrolled in the course via written confirmation from SSAS. The fee covers tuition, proceedings and certificates. This fee does not cover the cost of individually necessary materials, personal equipment, further excursions, accommodation or travel expenses.
EUR 30: Students who wish to obtain an ECTS certificate must pay an additional supplement to the registration fee, calculated as 10% of the annual fee, corresponding to the administrative treatment of the ECTS certificate established by the Ensba-Lyon. Only participants registered in a higher education institution, and who explicitly request it at the time of registration, will be able to validate ECTS credits in accordance with European regulations.
Scholarships are available for participants from Kosovo. A limited number of scholarships are available for international participants.