What emerges from the interaction between different genres, traditions, and conceptions of art, and also from the friction between art and other fields such as science, politics, or law? The conference participants will address critical moments and synergies that can emerge from this kind of friction.
They will consider artistic and literary fictions that are both more and less than social realities, as they exceed the ideas we have about what is real. Starting with the double concept of f(r)iction, the participants will look at fictions that emerge from frictions between ideas, materiality, texts, documents, media, and speculation. These fictions are often the condition for an academic analysis of artistic worlds, critical projects, and academic self-reflection.
International guests as well as current and former graduate students from the involved institutions will give presentations addressing various fictions and, in particular, on the productive moments in which art’s fictions are produced through frictions. The presentations will provide a summary of the findings of the interdisciplinary work of the InterArt doctoral program.
The InterArt International Research Training Group has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since October 1, 2006. The funding will end on September 30, 2015, after reaching the maximum funding period for this type of group.
Time and Location of the Final Conference
- June 25 to 27, 2015: 2 p.m. on June 25 and 10 a.m. on June 26 and 27
- Freie Universität Berlin, Seminar Center, Room L113 and L 116, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14 195 Berlin-Dahlem; subway station: U3 Dahlem-Dorf or Thielplatz; Bus 110 or M11 Hittorfstraße
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Erika Fischer-Lichte, InterArt International Research Training Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: +49 30 838-50314