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Zentrum Fokus Forschung, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Invitation to Barbis Ruder's defense and final presentation (PhD in Art)

The Artistic Research PhD Programme (PhD in Art) at Zentrum Fokus Forschung kindly invites to the PhD defense of Barbis Ruder’s dissertation project Body – Object – Intersections.

PhD presentation: Installation, Workshop & Defensio
13 – 16 June 2023
Zentrum Fokus Forschung
Rustenschacherallee 2-4, 1020 Vienna

Supervisor: Hans Schabus
Examination commission: Hans Schabus, Virgil Widrich, Jakob Lena Knebl, Sabine Folie, Claudia Slanar


Workshop for students
13 June, 15:00 – 18:00h
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Public exhibition
14 June – 15 June, from 15:00 – 18:00h

13 June, 18:00h

Public defense
16 June, 10:00h

In her doctorate in artistic research, Barbis Ruder investigates body-object interfaces. Using a selection of artworks, the relationships and interactions between body and object were performed, sensed and analysed.
The results of the research will be presented in the context of the presentation:
– The publication Barbis Ruder: Work – Cycle Body including the reflexive documentation Sensual Instruments and Performative Processes: Relations and Interactions between Body and Object.
– The installation “Lean In” with the Sensual Instrument “Little Friend”, a work of art that can also be used by the viewer.
– An application of Performative Processes in the context of a workshop the Body-Object Intersection Lab: The bodies and artistic objects are brought into movement and finally into contact.

Reflective Documentation.
Barbis Ruder: Sensual Instruments and Performative Processes: Relations and Interactions between Body and Object





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