Workshop: Ecology of Techniques II: Formats

January 25-26, 2020

Instite for Applied Theater Studies, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

In the workshop we address the question of format from a performance and media-theory perspective. How do a different notion of techniques/practices as it became popular in the recent years also call for different formats on the level of presentation as much as on the level of production. And how can we use concepts of format/formation stemming from media theory to rethink the processes of performance art and its techniques/practices?


Saturday, January 25th, 10 am – 4 pm

Elisa Linseisen: „Thinking, Searching, Experimenting in Formats“ (Universität Paderborn)
Reading: Alexander Galloway and Jason LaRivière: Compression in Philosophy

Lucie Tuma: “Ecologies of Attention” (ZhdK Zürich)
Reading: Vilém Flusser: VAMPYROTEUTHIS INFERNALIS (from p.16 [„the class cephalopoda“] until p.26 and from p.32 [„what is immediately …“] until p.53 [„worlds apart“])

Sunday, January 26th, 10 am – 4 pm

Anne Schuh: „Practice and Practice Sharings in Dance“ (FU Berlin)
Reading: Noha Ramadan: Why Practice?

 Stefan Hölscher and Kai van Eikels “Formatting Togetherness” (Universität Bochum)
Reading: Laurent Berlant: Cruel Optimism (Chapter One)

The workshop is public and free to join. Please contact me for the readings (gerkomail[at]