Locked Down - Developing and implementing visual interventions for restricted public life
Artistic interventions can enable cultural participation and social exchange despite restrictions on public life in a pandemic. Therefore, it is the artistic-domain-of-the-hour. The lecture focuses on current opportunities and challenges of artistic work in the context of visual interventions. It clarifies relevant terminology, identifies spaces and strategies for action and their various scopes of reach and relevance. Furthermore, it addresses the question of how context specific teaching succeeds under the limitations of presence with a lively exchange, progression in studies, and possible modes of presentation.
Melanie Windl explores zones of permeability between spectators and artwork. Material, form and technology merge with space and site-specific topics. Her large-scale interventions encompass notions of multimodality, transdisciplinarity, embodied perception and participation. International collaborations include Schloss Balmoral and Residency Unlimited, New York (2020/21), Vermont Studio Center, USA (2020), Meta.Morf Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology (2018), Tokyo Experimental Festival (2016), and Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany (2013-2017).