Parallaxviews

Parallax Views on Architecture


LECTURE SERIES 2012|2013

Parallax is the displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object caused by a new line of sight. We all use this difference to gain depth perception. Astronomers use it to define the distance and outline of far away objects. Meanwhile Slavoj Zizek argues that the parallax gap causes not only an “epistemological” shift in the subject's point of view, but always reflects an “ontological” shift in the object itself, as subject and object are inherently mediated.

In seeking the oscillation between focus and productive indeterminacy, this year’s lecture series at the Institute of Art and Architecture examines the production of space from multiple points of view. And as nearby objects have a larger parallax than distant ones, we invite artists and researchers working in our immediate proximity–artists and researchers within the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna–who look at the subject of architecture and urbanism implicitly or explicitly in their work. As a result the lecture series will offer an array of alternate positions coexisting within the Academy and create a platform for transdisciplinary discussions at the intersection between art and architecture.  (Stefan Gruber)

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Parallax Views on Architecture


LECTURE SERIES 2012|2013

Lectures:

15.10.  Thomas Freiler, Artist/Photographer
29.10.  Anette Baldauf, Sociologist
26.11.  Mona Hahn, Artist
03.12.  Sasha Pirker, Artist/Filmmaker
10.12   Wolfgang Baatz, Conservator
14.01.  Eduard Freudmann, Artist/Author

18.03. Elke Krasny, Curator
15.04. Andreas Spiegl, Theorist
25.04. Nicole Timm, Scenographer
27.05. Franz Pomassl, Sound Artist 
10.06. Moira Hille, Artist