Annual theme "Politcs of Emotion/Power of Affect"
Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (WS 2017/18)


21 November 2017

Media-Mobilised Affect

with Marie Luise Angerer and Cécile B. Evans


Marie Luise Angerer


Marie-Luise Angerer is a professor of Media Studies at the University of Potsdam, Acting Director of the Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM), and spokeperson of the graduate program Sensing: The Knowledge of Sensitive Media. The focus of her research is on the relation between media technology, and affect theory, and the reformulation of desire and sexuality through the parameters of neurosciences and media technology. Her most recent publications include Ecology of Affect. Intensive Milieus and Contingent Encounters (Meson Press, 2017), Desire After Affect (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014, German original diaphanes, 2007), Timing of Affect. Epistemologies, Aesthetics, Politics (with Bernd Bösel and Michaela Ott, diaphanes 2014), and various articles on the term of the non-conscious and its growing role between human actors and nonhuman agency.


Cécile B. Evans is an American-Belgian artist living and working in London. Her work examines the value of emotion in contemporary society and the increasing impact of technology on humanity and the systems it has developed. Recent selected solo exhibitions include 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine (FR), Museum Abteiberg (DE), Tramway (UK), Chateau Shatto (US), Museo Madre (IT), mumok Vienna (AT), Castello di Rivoli (IT), Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna (AT), Tate Liverpool (UK), Kunsthalle Aarhus (DK), M Museum Leuven (BE), De Hallen Haarlem (NL), and Serpentine Galleries (UK). Evans’ work has been included amongst others at Whitechapel Gallery (UK), Haus der Kunst (DE), Mito Art Tower (JP), Renaissance Society Chicago (US), the 7th International Moscow Biennale (RU),  the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial (RU), Galerie Kamel Mennour (FR), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (DK), the 9th Berlin Biennale (DE), the 20th Sydney Biennale (AUS), Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (ES), and Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (FR). Evans’ films have been screened in festivals such as the New York Film Festival and Rotterdam International. Public collections include The Museum of Modern Art, New York (US), The Rubell Family Collection, Miami (US), Whitney Museum of American Art (US), De Haallen (NL), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (IT), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (DK), and FRAC Auvergne (FR).