Pool 2: Beyond Knowing

Spring Term 2019

Time: 09:00 - 17:00 o'clock

05 / 06 / 20 / 21 March

Universität / Haute École
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Uriel Orlow
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Content description

This course seeks to examine art's complex and layered relationships to so-called knowledge production. Art can be considered as searching for the not-yet-visible, for the not directly communicable, operating between and across the sensory and the cognitive, between experience and knowledge in zones of tensions and ambiguity. So perhaps we need to consider formations of knowledge that are shaped by content, form and affect. But what are these knowledge formations? How is knowledge produced through art - if it is at all produced?

Scientific research often implies an extensive, systematic effort to produce new verifiable insights. In contrast, the process of researching (as well as of experimenting) in art can also be understood as an intensive and associative exploration which instead produces knowledge fragments, connections and intensification of questions.

The course will explore the question of research through a deep engagement with the work of contemporary artists in order to examine how their work has contributed to understanding of knowledge production.

Uriel Orlow's practice is research-based, process-oriented and multi-disciplinary and includes film, photography, drawing and sound as well as publishing. Orlow's work is presented widely in museums, film festivals and international survey shows including Manifesta 12, Palermo (2018), 2nd Yinchuan Biennial (2018), 13th Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017), 7th Moscow Biennial (2017), EVA Biennial, Limerick (2016), 2nd Aichi Triennale, Nagoya (2013), Bergen Assembly (2013), Manifesta 9 (2012), 54th Venice Biennale (2011). Solo exhibitions in 2018 include Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris; Market Photo Workshop & Pool, Johannesburg; Durban Art Gallery; Kunsthalle St Gallen and LaVeronica Gallery, Modica.