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Guest Lecture: Tereza Stöckelova, Pavel Sterec

Wed. March 1st 2017 at 7:00pm
FAMU, Smetanovo náb. 2
Room U1, 1. floor
(lecture will be simultaneously translated into English)

Tereza Stöckelová and Pavel Sterec: Artistic research:
science and art as parasites or fellow travellers?

The so-called artistic research is a popular slogan of contemporary cultural and artistic/educational policies. But what exactly is it and what can it be? What conditions and issues in the field of art and in the field of science does it respond to? How to do art that not only illustrates science and uses technology but critically transforms them? Pavel Sterec and Tereza Stöckelová will come to discuss the artistic research and the policy of creative work. In addition to other things, they will introduce their collaboration on a video-essay called Vital Syndicates (transit, 2016).

Doc. Tereza Stöckelová, Ph.D., works in the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i. and teaches at the Department of General Anthropology of the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University. Since 2013, she has been the editor-in-chief of the English issues of the Czech Sociological Review. She studies science, technology and medicine. Currently, she is engaged in a research of the interconnection of, conflicts and interface between conventional medicine and alternative therapeutic approaches. Her work is based on the actor-network theory and the related material-semiotic approaches. In Czech, she is an author or co-author of books Academic Cognition, Reporting and Doing Business: The Ethnography of the Transforming Czech Science (2009), The Critique of Depoliticized Reason: Reflections (not Only) on the New Normalisation (2010),// Dangerous Liaisons: On the Relation between the Social Sciences and the Society (2012) Ethnography: Improvisation in Theory and Field Practice (2013) and Politics and Everyday Life in Czech Universities: Ethnographic Perspectives of Education and Research (2014).

Pavel Sterec studied in several studios at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he is currently completing his doctoral studies at the Studio of Photography at the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. His work is based on personal or social encounters and situations which the author transforms into conceptual installations. They are a combination of his interest to reinterpret mythical, transcendent and cultural heritage and natural phenomena in the context of contemporary thinking, as well as engaged criticism of the social and political status quo. Sterec presented his work at numerous exhibitions mainly in the context of Central and Eastern Europe; he also participated in several prestigious residencies. He is the author of the following publications: Motionless Exchange, Brno 2012 and Second Nature, Prague 2014.

Posted on: 27. 2. 2017, Editor KF FAMU