IKG
  • Guidance
  • Angela McArthur
  •  
  • Course ID
  • DEEP10_2021_WS
  •  
  • Course Start
  • 21/05/2021
  • Course End
  • 23/05/2021

 
  • Music and Culture
  • Music and Perception
  • Music and Performance / Theatre

Political aesthetics: noise, glitch & failure

Information theory has defined noise as unwanted information in a communication – information that exceeds the desired signal. Erasing noise was pursued in the quest for ‘ideal’ communication, though we don’t have to think hard about the political dimensions of the erasure of unwanted signals. The very loss of control that ‘imperfect’ communication embodies became an aesthetic for artists, from the use of stochastic principles in composition, to glitch music and live coding. Simulation of the real can be aesthetically superseded by aesthetic practices which uphold continence, ambiguity, dynamic and fractured non-linear systems. Drawing from Ranciere’s appraisal of art and politics commonalities (divisions of visibility/ invisibility, audibility/ inaudibility and the inaudible, and so on), as well as thinkers such as Deleuze (art as always-already political), this course examines the politics of aesthetic tropes, ideals and principles, in terms of their socio-historical evolution and the counter-cultures which inevitably accompany mainstream artistic practice.

Basic Information

Course ID

DEEP10_2021_WS

Degree

IKG Certificate

Direction

Angela McArthur

Course Duration

Friday Saturday and Sunday from 16:00 to 20:00 CET

Price

400

Method

Online

Language

English

Course Start

21/05/2021

Course End

23/05/2021

Mentors

Angela McArthur

Deep Thinking

With the aim of defining new areas of knowledge related to artistic, technological, sociological, pedagogical and/or philosophical innovation. Fostering the development of artistic research in the 21st century and its potential areas of implementation.   According to their nature, the seminars are held either at our San Ildefonso campus, at the IKG's virtual campus or a combination of both .

Political aesthetics: noise, glitch & failure

Information theory has defined noise as unwanted information in a communication – information that exceeds the desired signal. Erasing noise was pursued in the quest for ‘ideal’ communication, though we don’t have to think hard about the political dimensions of the erasure of unwanted signals. The very loss of control that ‘imperfect’ communication embodies became an aesthetic for artists, from the use of stochastic principles in composition, to glitch music and live coding. Simulation of the real can be aesthetically superseded by aesthetic practices which uphold continence, ambiguity, dynamic and fractured non-linear systems. Drawing from Ranciere’s appraisal of art and politics commonalities (divisions of visibility/ invisibility, audibility/ inaudibility and the inaudible, and so on), as well as thinkers such as Deleuze (art as always-already political), this course examines the politics of aesthetic tropes, ideals and principles, in terms of their socio-historical evolution and the counter-cultures which inevitably accompany mainstream artistic practice.

Basic Information

Mentors

Angela McArthur

Deep Thinking

With the aim of defining new areas of knowledge related to artistic, technological, sociological, pedagogical and/or philosophical innovation. Fostering the development of artistic research in the 21st century and its potential areas of implementation.   According to their nature, the seminars are held either at our San Ildefonso campus, at the IKG's virtual campus or a combination of both .