Flusser Studies 35 – June 2023 / Special Issue: Vilém Flusser on Colour with contributions by David Batchelor, Lizzie Calligas, Henry Lewis, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Jurgen Ostarhild, Jean-Baptiste Perrot, Vera Schwamborn, Rainer Guldin, Vilém Flusser, Dorothée Bauerle-Willert, Martha Schwendener, Karl Gerstner, Gottfried Jäger, Philippe Henry, Diogo Andrade Bornhausen, Rodrigo Maltez Novaes, Rodrigo Petronio, Marina Bortoluz Polidoro, Augusto Neftali Corte de Oliveira, Steven Humblet, Clare Strand
Apply now for the 2nd Vilém Flusser Summer School in Robion! Join this unique international program from 8 to 12 May 2023 to explore the relevance of Flusser’s thinking for our understanding of digital culture and how his positions can be critically honored today. The program is open to students, researchers and young professionals from various fields of media studies, art and technology. The call is open until 28 February 2023.
An English version of Vilém Flusser’s Communicology: Mutations in Human Relations? edited by Rodrigo Maltez Novaes with a foreword by N. Katherine Hayles, published by Stanford University Press in December 2022.
On December 1 and 2, 2022, a colloquium on the transcultural dimension of Vilém Flusser will take place in Paris (in French and English) with Cécile Bourgade, Rodrigo Duarte, Marc Lenot, Luciana Nacif, Manola Antonioli, Barbara Formis, Jacques Poulain, Pedro Hussak, Myriam Ávila, Valéria Amorim Brandão, Anderson Pedroso, Yves Citton.
The Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research calls for transdisciplinary artistic research projects that explore emerging social concerns in culture. Artistic research is here understood as an exploration of connections between aesthetics, materiality, and politics. The residency programme is a collaboration between the Vilém Flusser Archive at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) and transmediale.
Submission deadline: 30th November 2022
Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research 2023
joint book presentation with Daniel Irrgang and Francesco Restuccia on 25th November from 6 PM – one on Daniel Irrgang’s book Erweiterte Kognition. Zum diagrammatischen Zeichen als verkörpertes Denkding (Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2022), followed by Francesco Restuccia’s Il contrattacco delle immagini. Tecnica, media e idolatria a partire da Vilém Flusser (English title: Images strike back. Vilém Flusser’s perspective on technology, media and idolatry) (Milano: Meltemi, 2021).
The presentations will take place in English, and you will also have the opportunity to buy the books at the event. Please register for participation via firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Berlin University of the Arts Grunewaldstr. 2-5 10823 Berlin Location: “Aula” (Room 110, first floor). Find more details at Vilém_Flusser_Archive > News.
Double Issue / Thematic Focus: Flusser’s Modernity with contributions by Aaron Jaffe, Cristina Iuli, Polona Tratnik, Rodrigo Martini, Rodrigo Duarte, Daniel Raschke, Annie Goh, Rainer Guldin, Christian Gänshirt, Winfried Nöth, Jessé Antunes Torres, Tom Bieling, Estela Loth Costa, and Víctor Stefan Pires Geuer.
join the Flusser Festival – on site or online
The 2022 Flusser 100+ Festival will take place on and around Vilém’s 102nd birthday, May 12, 2022. This year for the first time we are able to fulfil our plan to hold the festival in Robion, Southern France where Flusser lived from the mid 1970s and wrote his most famous books.
Inspired by Flusser, the festival features international researchers and artists giving presentations, workshops and screenings – streaming live from Robion with online contributions from around the world as we have done since our Flusser centennial celebration in 2020.
Find more info and updates on https://flusser.club/flusser-festival/
last-minute suggestions for contributions
We welcome Flusserians of all ages, disciplines and stages of their research to propose topics, projects, and dialogues for the festival program, also on future festival years.
If you’d like to contribute to the event, please contact email@example.com.
looking forward to hearing from you
There is much more news to come from our side, and exciting developments to discuss at the Festival, but for now, we would like to hear from you. Please send us a note and let us know what you are working on.
In other exciting news, we are happy to announce the launch of Marc Lenot’s FlusserFance website, dedicated to the growing interest in Flusser’s work in the francophone world. Marc will be with us in Robion on May 12th to present the project and give us updates.