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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24


Specialist seminar
WS 21/22
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

Dates - place & time

25.10.2124.01.22MondayWöchentlich17:00 - 19:00Rheingasse 8, Overstolzenhaus, Studio A
from-to17:00 - 19:00
LocationRheingasse 8, Overstolzenhaus, Studio A

Seminar description

Also online

or at Filzengraben 2 a, Atelier 4 a + b

Live/Art is an ongoing process-based seminar which focusses on developing performative practice and moving-image works in both the studio and public space. Live/Art participants are invited to work across disciplines in solo works, duets and small groups to expand on digital, durational and live performance work to consider and think critically on the contemporary political landscape. International artists and guests are regularly invited to interact with the group and there is a strong emphasis on the regular attendance of live musical and theatrical performance and contemporary exhibition-making.
The ongoing current protests which have originated from emancipatory, liberation movements and a continued resistance to authoritarian governments and systems of harm have had broad, popular global appeal. These protests have had non-hierarchical formations at the heart of their strategies of opposition, and the creative arts and performance, as articulated by marginalised communities, has been central to the ways in which the demonstrations have taken shape.

Live/Art will continue its research into art-washing and the dominance of weapons manufacturers, ecocide, toxic patriarchy and systems of oppression as represented by the boards of directors in cultural institutions and learning institutions.
We will be meeting with filmmakers, artists, researchers and protest movements to create common links and creative action, discuss the prescience of Jodi Dean’s re-evaluation of comradeship in the light of these conversations, and pursue the line drawn by Shelby Zoe Coley in what she names and heralds a ‘diary of small revolutions’.

Subsequent changes / additions


− Abou Farman (New School New York)

− Shelby Zoe Coley (Filmmaker and Artist)

− Basma Eid (Organiser)

Excursions: Regular weekly excursions to concerts and performances.

Reading list:

− Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

− Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi

− Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - Brittney Cooper

− Biased: The New Science of Race and Inequality - Jennifer Eberhardt

− The Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon

− There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack - Paul Gilroy

− The Black Atlantic - Paul Gilroy

− After Empire - Paul Gilroy

− Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

− Partition Voices - Kavita Puri

− Going Home - Raja Shehadeh

− The Secret Lives of the Four Wives - Lola Shoneyin

− Inglorious Empire - Shashi Tharoor

− On Black Sisters’ Street - Chika Unigwe

− The Color Purple - Alice Walker

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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