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62529-01 - Übung: The Rhetorics of Religion: An Introduction into Performance Lectures 2 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Balz Andrea Alter (balz.alter@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In this course we venture into a format with roots in conceptual art. Existing since the 1960s as a subgenre of performance, the lecture-performance or performance-lecture has its roots in the performance and conceptual art of the 1960s, and balances on the boundary between art and academia. And that ist the moment 'religion' as a concept comes into play. 'Religion' as the ultimate sensemaking framework of actors in the terrestrial field.

In this course the lecture space is becoming an experimental performance space. What we focus on is a type of presentation that goes beyond the academic format of the lecture. Artists (not only visual or performance) use the lecture to turn it into a performance space which fuses aspects of drama and of visual and other media disciplines. Hybrid it borrows heavily from anywhere else: Often from elements such as storytelling, the mass media, internet, adverts, slogans, images, and technology. It acts on multi-levels to juxtapose and contrast scientific arguments applying 'religious' rhetorics and tools.

The performance lecture at its best has varied functions and elements operating on multiple levels. These can form a visual rhetoric or performative actions and artistic non-sequiturs. Techniques of advertising and propaganda or more straight forward education lectures and slides are used to explore the relationship between the image and the text or between consensus and the facts, or contrasting ideas or narratives. It questions the audience/performer/viewer divisions and plays with interaction to open up a reflexive space enabling us to challenge the dichotomy between science/art and 'religion'.

Lernziele 1) Students will discover ways of detecting rhetorics of 'religon' in speaches as disparate as 'Going to space to benefit Earth' (2019) from Jeff Bezos and 'Von der Sorge' (2021) from Luisa Neubauer at the Berliner Dom.

2) Students will exchange and develop with invited artists and researchers to develop their own approaches towards the format.

3) Based on their own field of research students will be given the opportunity to create and perform their own short performance lecture (15').
Literatur Milder, Patricia (2011). Teaching as Art: The Contemporary Lecture-Performance. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. Cambridge: MIT-Press.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall 14-täglich
Datum 22.09.2021 – 15.12.2021
Zeit Mittwoch, 10.15-12.00 Rheinsprung 21
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 22.09.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 06.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 20.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 03.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 17.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 01.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Mittwoch 15.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr --, --
Module Modul: Alternative Religionsgeschichte (Master Studienfach Religionswissenschaft)
Modul: Aufbaustudium Religionskomparatistik und Religionstheorie (Bachelor Studienfach Religionswissenschaft)
Modul: Erweiterung Methodenkenntnisse BA (Bachelor Studienfach Religionswissenschaft)
Modul: Erweiterung Religionswissenschaft (Bachelor Studienfach Religionswissenschaft)
Modul: Religion, Narration und Medien (Master Studienfach Religionswissenschaft)
Modul: Religionsphilosophie und Religionswissenschaft (Masterstudium: Interreligious Studies)
Modul: Religionswissenschaft 2 (RWTh 2) (Master Studienfach Theologie)
Modul: Religionswissenschaft 2 (RWTh 2) (Masterstudium: Theologie (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2018))
Modul: Religionswissenschaft 2 (RWTh 2) (Masterstudium: Theologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Religionswissenschaft