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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24

ctrl-space live: Access Lab

Specialist seminar
SoSe 22
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

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Dates - place & time

05.04.2205.07.22TuesdayWöchentlich11:00 - 13:00Filzengraben 2a, Atelier 2 / room 2
from-to11:00 - 13:00
LocationFilzengraben 2a, Atelier 2 / room 2

Seminar description

We will continue to read contemporary phenomena through the lens of the term "access" and query them for their potential as raw material for art.

How do you provide access to your art? To yourself? Under which conditions? Who do you exclude? How is the work defined by the way it is being accessed by / the way it positions itself to the audience?

We'll discuss your concepts-in-progress in a free colloquium. New students from all backgrounds are welcome to join this ongoing process. The aim is to develop new methods and approaches, especially those that cross diverse media in a performative way.

*ctrl-space live is a praxis seminar that addresses "control" in two ways:

a) in its cybernetic sense, meaning not domination but interdependence (the role of the artist as one actor among many, who can take a shot at affecting processes largely out of anyone's sole authority, managing connections, encounters, relationships),

and b) the Deleuzian "control society", a fluid regime of mutual surveillance and continuous behavior modulation. This is a seminar about the sites where these processes take place. Its aim is to open up spaces for things to happen, in interventions and performances on- and offline. At its heart this is a performance seminar, addressing the uniqueness of the present moment.


Mid Term Review *if the pandemic allows.


Working language is English.

Student office

Karin Cordes

Juliane Schwibbert

Katrin Seiniger

Claudia Warnecke

Heumarkt 14

50667 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 194 /

119 / 187 / 249

Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.    -    4 p.m.

For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 p.m., or send us an e-mail.

Summer semester 2024

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 8, 2024 until Jul. 19, 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 21, 2024 until Feb. 14, 2025

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