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International conference:

Cool Retro Camp Trash

Aesthetic Concepts in Popular Culture

 


University of Freiburg, 3–5 May 2018


 

The aesthetic quality of the popular is now undisputed. In fact, it can be argued that popular culture has become the dominant cultural paradigm of our days, which takes shape in music, film, literature, social media, fashion etc. In order to meet this cultural transformation with due attention, the aesthetic concepts of popular culture are to be scrutinized for the first time from a broad academic perspective.

In the course of the 20th century aesthetic strategies, discourses and value systems have emerged, most of which go beyond the boundaries of the art forms, the media and musical genres. Concepts such as retro, trash, camp, cool, crossover or cyber are just a few examples that show the high degree to which the aesthetic field of popular culture has become differentiated.

If you are interested in participating as a visitor, please register with an informal e-mail via conference@zpkm.uni-freiburg.de.

 


Programme

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Thursday, 3 May 2018

 

8.30

Registration

9.00

Official welcome by Michael Fischer (managing director of the ZPKM) and Christofer Jost (conference organizer)

9.15

Christofer Jost (Freiburg)
In Search of Aesthetics in an Aestheticized World – Outlining Aesthetic Conceptuality in Popular Culture


PANEL 1: MUSIC … AND MORE


Chair: Benjamin Burkhart

9.30

Konstantin Jahn (Berlin)
"Schräges, Schiefes, Heulendes, Jaulendes". Die Jazzrezeption (europäischer) Avantgarden der 1920er-Jahre als Nukleus einer neuen musikalischen Ästhetik und einer Emanzipation des "Hässlichen" in der Musik

10.00

Coffee break

10.15

Bernd Hoffmann (Köln)
Im Nebenfach Jazz. Die Inszenierung westdeutscher Amateurmusiker in der TV-Sendereihe Jazz – Gehört und Gesehen

10.45

Melanie Fritsch (Berlin)
"We invite each other out to play." – The History and Aesthetics of Filk

11.15

Laura Schwinger (Mainz)
"A recording studio that even NASA can't match." – Space Disco und das Novum elektronische Musik

11.45

Lunch


Chair: Daniel Klug

13.00

Florian Völker (Potsdam)
Zur Reanimierung der "Verhaltenslehren der Kälte" in der deutschen Musikkultur und den Erscheinungsformen "kalter" Musik aus Deutschland

13.30

Knut Holtsträter (Freiburg)
"Ihr spielt Free Core? Wo ist denn euer Schlagzeug?" – Aspekte von Freiheit im Musizieren von Free [hier jeweiliges Genre einfügen]

14.00

Lorenz Gilli (Siegen)
Zur Ästhetik der Unmittelbarkeit medientechnisch vermittelter Musik

14.30

Coffee break

15.00

Keynote:
Henry Keazor (Heidelberg)
"MAD, (…) the first post-modern work (…) in our culture"? On white giants, standing on the shoulders of dirty dwarfs


PANEL 2: POPULAR AESTHETICS AND THE ANALYTIC ISSUE


Chair: Christofer Jost

16.00

Kaspar Maase (Tübingen)
Braucht empirische Populärkulturforschung Ästhetik, und wenn ja: welche?

16.30

Coffee break

16.45

Benjamin Burkhart (Weimar)
Popular Music Aesthetics and Multimodal Discourse Analysis – the Case of Reggae/Dancehall in Germany

17.15

Konrad Sierzputowski (Kraków)
"Bodies made for listening". The Somatoaesthetics as a Methodology in Popular Music Research

17.45

Willem Strank (Kiel)
At the Hinge between Nostalgia and Topicality: The Transmedial Reboot as an Aesthetic Practice and Typological Challenge

 

Friday, 4 May 2018

 

PANEL 3: COOL, RETRO, CAMP, AND TRASH


Chair: Knut Holtsträter

9.00

Kathrin Dreckmann (Düsseldorf)
"Codes of camp": Theatrale Zeichen und Intermedialität in der Popkultur

9.30

Steffen Just (Berlin)
Camp as Historical Condition. When Postmodernism Meets Middle America, 1930-1960

10.00

Cláudia Neiva de Matos (Fluminense)
CAUBY! CAMP?

10.30

Coffee break


Chair: Axel Schmidt

10.45

Fatma Sagir (Freiburg)
'Catch me Ridin' Dirty' – Muslim Female Embodiments of the Cool

11.15

José Gálvez (Berlin)
"Ist das ernst gemeint?!" Überlegungen zu einer Ästhetik von Trash-Musik

11.45

Daniel Klug (Basel)
Rising from the Trashes. Ordinariness and the Reality Celebrity Career

12.15

Lunch


Chair: Wolfgang Hochbruck

13.30

Tatiana Astafeva (Potsdam)
Retro Aesthetics in the German Ostalgie Cinema of the 1990–2000s

14.00

Ekaterina Basmanova (Moscow)
Attractive Evil: Retro as a Tool for the Construction of Soviet Past in Modern Russian Movies

14.30

Simon Rehbach (Köln)
Pixel, Schrammen und Bildrauschen. Zur Ästhetik der Störung in der Retro-Reflexion des Musikvideos

15.00

Coffee break


PANEL 4: IN THE (POST) DIGITAL WORLD


Chair: Willem Strank

15.30

Timo Schemer-Reinhard (Siegen)
Formenspiele. Zur ästhetischen Funktion von HCI und Games in der populären Kultur

16.00

Claudius Clüver (Siegen)
Computerspiele: Populäre Warenästhetik

16.30

Karla Zavala (Aalborg)
Dystopian Shopping Malls: Vaporwave and the Ghosts of the Future

17.00

Coffee break

17.15

Liane Wilhelmus (Heidelberg)
"Recreate artworks with your friends" – Die Methode der künstlerischen Reinszenierung in den Social Media

17.45

Craig Pollard (Newcastle)
Online Aesthetics and 'Bad Forms of Collectivity'

 

Saturday, 5 May 2018

 

9.00

Keynote:
Markus Tauschek (Freiburg)
Artefakt, Körper, Performanz. Ästhetisierung als Kulturtechnik


PANEL 5: AESTHETIC CONCEPTS IN PRACTICE


Chair: Bettina Papenburg

10.00

Stephanie Herold (Bamberg)
Erhaben, kitschig, atmosphärisch. Ästhetische Praxen der Urban Explorer zwischen Ästhetisierung und 'authentischer' Gefühlsäußerung

10.30

Coffee break

10.45

Nils Kirschlager / Christoph Jacke (Paderborn)
'Uncool Cowboys in Low-Low-Land'? Ästhetik der deutschen Countryszenekultur mit Fokus auf deren Fans

11.15

Bridget Coulter (Sheffield)
Valuing Pop Music: Girls' Aesthetic Judgements and the Politics of Popular Taste

11.45

Lunch


Chair: Robin Curtis

12.45

Josh Spear (Manchester)
Extended Play: An Analysis

13.15

Petra Krpan (Zagreb)
Contemporary Fashion and New Aesthetics: New Performance Practice in Fashion Shows after the 1980s

13.45

Coffee break

14.00

Magdalena Nieslony (Stuttgart)
Realness versus Fashion Look. Schönheitskonzepte in zeitgenössischer Mode und Kunst

14.30

Axel Schmidt (Mannheim)
Doing Wabi Sabi – How Theatre Producers Introduce and Use Aesthetic Concepts

15.00

End of conference

 

 

 

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