FEAT. BEN ANDERSON (PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY, DURHAM UNIVERSITY) AND JACE CLAYTON (MUSICIAN AND MUSIC THEORIST, NEW YORK)
What is “affect”? How can it become political? How are digital communication and social networks changing the impact of emotions on societies and social control mechanisms? Especially in current events, they seem to be at a premium – often unfortunately in the service of restitutive and reactionary efforts to exclude and isolate. In a new series, the cx centrum for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich will focus on affects and emotions in connection with power structures, and as an important category of contemporary social analysis. It will centre on emotionally saturated promises of happiness, anxiety scenarios and outbursts of rage, but also on the positively valued power of empathy and solidarity. In December, two events are on the programme which were created in cooperation with the Münchner Kammerspiele: sound theorist Jace Clayton, also known as a musician under the alias of DJ Rapture, will discuss “Affective Atmosphere” with Ben Anderson, Professor of Geography (5.12 in Kammer 3). And theatre director Yael Ronen and migration researcher Serhat Karakayali will exchange views on the topic of “Politics of Fear” (12.12 in the AdBK).
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