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Lecture: The Digital Dérive: Embodied Experiments in Practising the Social during the Apocalypse 

Lecture: Michelle Teran, The Digital Dérive: Embodied Experiments in Practising the Social during the Apocalypse 
Event by HKB Vermittlung / Art EducationFachbereich Kunst und Bildung – Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien  
Wednesday 13 October 2021 
6-7:30 pm  

 
Social Practices is a socially engaged art and design practice of working with social relations, collaboration, and embodiment. Put another way, it can start with how the body senses and makes sense of its environs, while speaking about the ethics and relationality of place, and how we are all intermeshed in the material world. Yet, how can one develop these social and bodily art practices when suddenly most interactions move to a digital environment? In this lecture, Michelle Teran speaks about some of the challenges social practitioners face – artists, designers, and educators – introducing some creative strategies developed by teachers at the Willem de Kooning Academy during the pandemic lockdown. Performance art, movement and score-based practices, locative media, networked performance, and mail art inform these examples. 
 
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The lecture series #DIDAKTIK Articulations, Algorithms, Infrastructures and Social Media in Critical Art Education in Digital Times poses new questions in the field of the increased digitization of art education.