Conference 2021

Practice Practice

November 4 – 6th, 2021

Practice is everywhere in art. Practical exercises pervade artistic production and its activities in a wide variety of forms. These include the explicit training of bodily techniques as well as the more implicit practice of, for example, a particular sentence, a sequence of movements or process of working.

The annual conference “Practice Practice” of the Research Training Group “Aesthetic Practice” at the University of Hildesheim wants to draw attention to these procedures, both those that are conscious and deliberate as well as more tacit forms of aesthetic activity. It aims to stimulate academic inquiry to discover modes of practice in rehearsal and study rooms, studios, workshops and other creative production spaces. We wish to ask: Which acts and activities can or should be interpreted as practical exercises? Who is practicing and who is watching? Is it possible to practice spectatorship? And what exactly is being practiced? Several theoretical aspects of exercise and practice will guide our focus.


External Guests

Prof. Dr. Bettina Brandl-Risi (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Prof. Dr. Gregor Fuhrmann (TU Cottbus-Senftenberg)
Prof. Mark Jeffery (School of the Art Institute in Chicago)
Prof. Dr. Susan Leigh Foster (University of California, L.A.)
Prof. em. Dr. Ryōsuke Ōhashi (Kyōto, Mercator Fellow)
Ruben Pfizenmaier (JLU Gießen)
PD Dr. Monika Roscher (Universität Marburg)
PD Dr. Kai van Eikels (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)


Further information on the concept of the conference is available here.

Information on the program of the conference will follow shortly.