Roundtable: The Nonhuman in artistic practice/research
Kim Albrecht visualizes cultural, technological, and scientific forms of knowledge. His diagrams unfold and question the structures of representation and explore the aesthetics of technology and society. Kim is a principal researcher at metaLAB(a)Harvard and a Ph. D. candidate at the University of Potsdam in media theory. As a design researcher, Kim Albrecht explores the boundaries of visual knowledge in the post-digital age. Working and living in Berlin, Kim exhibited, among others, at Harvard Art Museums, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Four Domes Pavilion Wrocław, Ars Electronica Center, Cooper Hewitt, Cube design museum, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Kaestner Gesellschaft, The Wrong Biennial, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, and Kunsthaus Graz. More details here.
Siobhan Leddy is a researcher, writer and artist based in Berlin. She is currently a PhD student at the Freie Universität Berlin, researching more-than-human communication in artistic practice. She also holds an MA in Global Arts from Goldsmiths University of London. Recent work has been presented at CTM Festival, Het Nieuwe Instituut and Cashmere Radio, among other places, while her writing has recently been published in Real Life, The Outline, PULSE Journal and others. More details here.
Annette Jael Lehmann is Professor for Culture and Media at the Institute for Theater Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. She has a strong inter- and cross-disciplinary focus in research and practice-based collaborations with various institutions in academia, art, and culture. In 2015, she was awarded a Senior Research and Teaching Stay at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and, in 2016-2017, was Global Humanities Senior Fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. She is currently Principal Investigator (PI) at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) in Berlin. Since 2019, she has been working as Principal Researcher (PR) in Research Area 2, ‘Travelling Matters’, within the ‘Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective’ Excellence Cluster (EXC) 2020 at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2019, she became PI at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für Literaturwissenschaftliche Studien. Since October 2019, she is Head of the Seminar für Kultur- und Medienmanagement at the Institute for Theater Studies, FU Berlin. She is a senior affiliate at metaLAB(a)Harvard and the Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University.
Recent publications include: Black Mountain Research (2016) and Tacit Knowledge: Post Studio/Feminism – CalArts 1970–77(2019). She is currently working on Invitations/Archive as Event, a research project and catalog (forthcoming from Spector Books 2021), the EXC 2020 transfer project ‘Embodied Histories — Entangled Communities: Approaches to Narratives and Performative Arts’ and the monograph Art Projects: Performance, Exhibition and Event, forthcoming from Routledge.