#20 Event: Ludic Method Soirée 16_03_20 POSTPONED


The Ludic Method Soiree#04 has been postponed.

Based on the motivation of the orders by the federal government, concerning the spread of the COVID-19 virus at an early stage, no public events will be held at the University of Applied Arts Vienna until further notice.

We’re hoping that the situation will be resolved soon and we are looking forward to reschedule the event.

Ludic Method Soiree#04

HeK + Adversarial Feelings

Ludic Method Soirées. Artistic-research lecture series in playful formats.
Hosted by Prof. Margarete Jahrmann, artistic PhD program, University of Applied Arts Vienna
In this Ludic-Society soiree we connect contradictions, like the machinic and emotions, entangled realities, making fashion sense in a cranial embrace.

In her talk Art + Tech. A curatorial practice that reflects the impact of media technologies on society Sabine Himmelsbach will speak on life in the digital condition and the complex relationship between humans and machines or algorithmic systems by presenting examples from her curatorial practice at HeK, House of Electronic Arts Basel – from screen based works, virtual reality, interactive installations to artificial intelligence.

Since March 2012, Sabine Himmelsbach is the new director of HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). After studying art history in Munich she worked for galleries in Munich and Vienna from 1993–1996 and later became project manager for exhibitions and conferences for the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria. In 1999 she became exhibition director at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. From 2005–2011 she was the artistic director of the Edith-Russ-House for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany. Her exhibition projects include ‘Fast Forward’ (2003); ‘Coolhunters’ (2004); ‘Ecomedia’ (2007); ‘MyWar’ (2010) and ‘Culture(s) of Copy’ (2011). 2011 she curated ‘gateways. Art and Networked Culture’ for the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn as part of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 program. Her exhibitions at HeK in Basel include ‘Sensing Place’ (2012),‘Semiconductor: Let There be Light’ (2013), ‘Ryoji Ikeda’ (2014), ‘Poetics and Politics of Data’(2015), ‘Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Preabsence’ (2016), ‘unREAL’ (2017), ‘Lynn Hershman Leeson: Anti-Bodies’, ‘Eco-Visionaries’ (2018) and ‘Entangled Realities. Living with Artificial Intelligence’(2019). As a writer and lecturer she is dedicated to topics related to media art and digital culture.