BOOK PRESENTATION AND LECTURE THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE
as part of the International Day of Remembrance of Died Drug Users
Project LÜSA Unna – a reading excerpt tales place during the memorial service in the permanent home »DAWO« in Unna-Hemmerde, Germany
Reader: Jenny Bekemeyer, Viola Lorenz, Sabine Lorey, Lydia Werner
an interdisciplinary seminar practicing research with students of Filmuniversität KONRAD WOLF, Potsdam-Babelsberg
Organizer: IKF Institute for Artistic Research, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Elisabeth Hammer, social worker and social scientist, Verein kriSo, in conversation with Ulrike Möntmann
Wednesday, 21st of march 2018, 7pm – Depot
Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Wien
Ulrike Möntmann: THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE
Introduction: Gerald Bast, Rektor Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien,
Ulrike Möntmann and Nina Glockner
Reader: Stefanie Elias, Cornelia Hülmbauer, Patricia Kurucz,
Una Nowak, Frieda Paris (German language)
ULRIKE MÖNTMANN – REPORT OF AN ART AND RESEARCH PROJECT ON ADDICTIONS AND SPACES OF VIOLENCE
with an introduction by Peter Weibel
‘As a portrait of a marginalised social group this book challenges readers to engage with the phenomenon of outcasts. It presents a wealth of material generated by art and research projects conducted with female drug addicts in European prisons and treatment facilities, and organises and contextualises the findings. This approach reveals the terms and conditions that are reinforced and perpetuated by social processes, and by foregrounding these in this book seeks to raise awareness that this is clearly an issue and matter of concern to the general public. In texts and images the book documents the biographic and artistic work with detainees, the correspondence involved, the art interventions in isolated, public, and cultural spaces, as well as the transcripts, reflections on, and the results of exchanges with a wide range of specialists and experts from related disciplines.’
Research Associate: Nina Glockner, Editor: Jutta Kaussen, Translation: Gloria & Isaac Custance, Photographs: Luuk Kramer and others, Graphic Design: Studio Joost Grootens/ Joost Grootens, Silke Koeck, Julie da Silva
STIPEND FOR ESTABLISHED ARTISTS – MONDRIAAN FONDS
In July 2017, Ulrike Möntmann has received the Stipend for Established Artists (Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent) by the Dutch Mondriaan Fonds.
EXPERTMEETING PI ZAANSTAD – TAAK AMSTERDAM
Participation Expertmeeting PI Zaanstad on the subjects Penal System and Penal Law in the Netherlands with Femke Kaulingfreks, Prof. Dr. Koenraadt, Katrin Korfmann, Michiel Kluiters, Lucas Lenglet, Paulien Oltheten, Prof. Theo de Roos and others.
Exhibition and Catalogue, City University of Hong Kong
A joint project of the University of Applied Arts Vienna and School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Curators: Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, and Romana Schuler.
‘In the 1960s, the term “visual research” was introduced into certain fields instead of the term “art”. The term “artistic research”, which has become increasingly relevant in recent decades, continues this development. Research characterizes an understanding that is gaining more and more validity in art while having an innovative impact. In the exhibition “CONTEMPORARY CODE – ARTISTIC RESEARCH”, artistic research is being internationally positioned as part of the new academic guiding model of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.’
Lecture and debate with Ulrike Möntmann, Cornelia Sollfrank, and Hanne Seitz at the IKF Institute for Artistic Research, KONRAD WOLF Film University, Potsdam-Babelsberg.
‘Artists Ulrike Möntmann and Cornelia Sollfrank who both have many years of experience in artistic research, including in an institutional context, discuss possible forms of knowledge production against this background and with reference to their own projects. They analyse the question of methodology as the creative nucleus of artistic research and define it as the subversive practice of critiquing institutions with reference to their own work.’
Lecture and panel discussion at De Balie, Amsterdam, with Stijn Devillé, Ulrike Möntmann, Anouk Nuyens, and Renzo Martens.
‘Susan Sontag (1933−2004) was one of the twentieth century’s foremost intellectuals and sharp-witted essayists; a genuinely radical thinker. Her range of interests was exceedingly wide and in her essays she analyzed and politicized everyday life. From photography to ‘camp’, from pornography to politics, from art to AIDS, her life’s motto was ‘Be serious, be passionate, wake up!’ This trilogy bases on Sontag’s novels, essays, films, and diaries and will discuss how serious and committed contemporary art, politics, and society in the Netherlands actually are.’ (Presentation and editor: Mirthe Frese, De Balie)
OUTSIDERS, DISABILITY STUDIES
Lecture at the seminar “Outsiders, Disability Studies” of Faculty Media History / Visual Culture, University of Siegen by Prof. Dr. Susanne Regener.
Matrix – Masterclass with students from ZHdK Zürich University of the Arts
This masterclass was part of the Micropractices project with a focus on Aesthetic Theory and was held by Elke Bippus, Sebastian Dieterich, and Wiktoria Furrer from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
‘In view of the rapidity of technological development and the ubiquity of digital media in all areas and aspects of life we need a new, creative, and considered approach to the challenges and opportunities of the media environment. There is a lack of methodologically adapted materials which can aid young adults to develop their own strategies – micropractices – for navigating life in a technological and media environment and integrating such strategies in their everyday lives. The resources which can be drawn on to develop solutions are media theory, the theory of aesthetics, and aesthetic education.’ (Source: Micropractices project description)
Ulrike Möntmann in conversation with Elke Bippus
in Ästhetik der Existenz, T:G\10, ith Edition Voldemeer, AMBRA, Zurich CH, 2013
OUT OF THE BOX.
Exhibition and Publication, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts I Contemporary Art Vienna
Diskurse. Konzepte. Praxis.
Hanne Seitz writes about THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE in her essay ‘Art as Social Challenge.
On the Practice of Art Interventions in the Public’
Theater, Art and Performance in the Present
Hanne Seitz writes about THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE in her essay ‘The Unsolicited Gift – On Artistic Intervention in Public Places’.
‘This book develops concepts of giving and the exchange of gifts for contemporary art-theoretical discourse. It focuses on models drawn from the theater, visual arts and performance where processes of exchange, transfer, and reciprocity are involved. In light of the performative development of contemporary art, the contributions discuss the extent to which concepts of giving drawn from anthropological, philosophical and sociological perspectives (Mauss, Godelier, Derrida, Latour, Ricoeur, etc.) can be sustained in order to reflect and ethically accentuate the self-understanding of current artistic practice in the creative tension between claims of autonomy and social activity.’ (Published by Ingrid Hentschel, Klaus Hoffmann and Una H. Moehrke, Kerber Verlag, 2011)