Winter Term 2018/19: Surveillance 101 – art work & readings

Readings Exposed. Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, 2010, catalogue Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish, 1975. English translation freely available online. Giorgo Agamben: What is an Apparatus?
 (Was ist ein Dispositiv?) PDF available online Gerhard Paul – „Video“ oder: Was haben die Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) mit Homer zu tun? In the library: Randolph Lewis: Under Surveillance: Being […]

Readings for the Winter Term 2016/17: Systematic Observation and Recall

Required reading for the Winter Term 2016/17 Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish, especially the “Docile Bodies” chapter. English translation freely available online: https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=de&q=Michel Foucault Discipline and Punish filetype:pdf (The German translation: Überwachen und Strafen is in the Semesterapparat, and there is a second copy in the library that you can take home: PHI I.1.2 – […]

Thomas Levin

Thomas Levin will be giving a talk at Uni Köln on 22.11.2011 at 19.30h. To make sure we’ll get there in time and we can actually get in (there may be a big crowd and at Uni Köln it’s usually packed!), we’ll meet in front of room2 at 18.30h. http://www.zfmk.uni-koeln.de/thomas-y-levin-und-datamoshing-as-syntactic-form   Update: Video documentation of […]


Required reading for the seminar: The catalogue for the 2001 ZKM exhibition CTRL [SPACE]  – Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother. It’s in the Semesterapparat in the library, also Christian has a copy that you can come and borrow (if you promise to treat it well). Plus the artist’s pages are still online […]

Surveillance, Performance and New Media Art

Vol 7, No 2 (2010) Surveillance, Performance and New Media Art The relationship between the visual arts and surveillance has been explored through large scale exhibitions (CTRL:Space, ZKM), and texts such as Loving Big Brother (McGrath, 2004) have introduced questions of performance and performativity into the surveillance debate. However, as the technological possibilities available to […]

\BOOK\ byproducts: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices

byproduct examines artist’s projects whose artfulness lies in building micro-worlds within other non- artworld systems. While parasitically reliant on the socioeconomic structure and symbolic order of other dominant systems, these artworks ­ or “byproducts” — exploit loopholes, surpluses, and exceptions in order to affirm individual agency and complicate the mechanisms of their dominant “host.” As […]

CfPP / Flyer (BACK) CUTS

* Roshanak Zangeneh Bilder im Kopf Installation Garderobe / Nebenraum “(…) große, meist geschlossen siedelnde Gemeinschaft von Menschen mit gleicher Abstammung, Geschichte, Sprache, Kultur, die ein politisches Staatswesen bilden“, so wird „Nation“ im Duden definiert. Durch die Zeit des Nationalsozialismus ist der Begriff „Nation“ in Deutschland allerdings nach wie vor stark belastet. Als bei der […]