Critical Infrastructures and Image Politics – Seminar

April 16, 2024 | 14:15 CET

Aarhus University

Welcome to this seminar with four guest talks on critical infrastructures and image politics by scholars and artists from the UK: Alexandra Anikina, Kwame Phillips, Stephen Cornford, and Geoff Cox. The Digital Aesthetics Research Centre and the Centre for Aesthetics of AI Images are the local hosts of this seminar and the visit.Â

The seminar will explore Critical Infrastructures and Image Politics from multiple perspectives derived from a newly established research group at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton). Along with the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at LSBU and the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre (DARC) at Aarhus University, we are exploring collective and decentred forms of research. 

This seminar will address the politics of images and sound as objects of research captured by various digital and scientific apparatuses and infrastructures. The presentations feature approaches grounded in artistic research, activist-focused sensory media and practices of ‘networking’ and ‘infrastructuring’ the university. The approaches are underpinned by an interest in collaborative modes of work that provide provocative approaches to audiovisual culture, as well as interrogating the very context of production of such knowledge in and beyond universities.