Christoph Brunner

Canada, Germany (residence), Germany (citizenship) °1982
research interests: Media Arts, affect, politics, activism, research-creation, Media studies, Cultural Studies, postcolonial/decolonial theories, Gender studies, Aesthetics and Theory of Arts
affiliation: Leuphana University Luneburg

Christoph Brunner’s research revolves around the intersections between media, affect, and aesthetic politics. He focuses on contemporary social movements and their use of aesthetic techniques and strategies. The question of translocal modes of networking and organization, the use of embodied and affective forms of knowledge, and relational conceptions of subjectivity define guiding lines of this research. At Leuphana he directs the ArchipelagoLab for Transversal Practices, where students and researchers experiment with different formats and forms of collaboration between art, theory and activism. The Lab hosts artists in residence, conducts the Activist Sense Workshop and Lecture Series, host self-organized student reading groups, screenings and performances. Brunner currently is PI of two research projects “Participatory Critique as Transforming and Transversal With” as part of the DFG Research Group Media and Participation and the DFG Research Network “Other Knowledges in Artistic Research and Aesthetic Theory.”


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