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On the Dynamics of Production (Distraction/Interference – Resistance/Accident)

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Published on Tuesday, April 01, 2014


The interdisciplinary and international conference "You were not expected to do this". On the Dynamics of Production focuses on the production processes and the interplay between notions of distraction and interference as well as their traces in different media objects. The conference program includes presentations on various topics connected to the research subject, including discussions on the role of distraction in the artistic production processes, the resistance of the material and the difficulties of tracing the dynamics of production in general.  The conference is organized by members of the Post Graduate Program "Materiality and Production" (RTG 1678) of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).



Wednesday 2nd April 2014


(Moderation: Maike VOLLMER)

14.00-14.45 Greetings Andrea von HÜLSEN-ESCH, Speaker of the Graduiertenkolleg "Materialität und Produktion" (HHU Düsseldorf)
Introduction Elisabeth RUCHAUD and Daniel BLANGA GUBBAY

  • 14.45-15.05 Veronica PESELMANN (Freie Universität Berlin) Rupturing Backgrounds: Image Production as Resistance in Courbet's "Atelier"
  • 15.05-15.25 Claudio ROZZONI (University of Lisbon) Creation needs Interference: Lars von Trier's Five Obstructions

15.30-16.00 Discussion

Coffee Break

  • 16.30-16.50 Akos HERMAN (Université Saint Louis de Bruxelles) The Resistance of Language. The Magic of Names in Walter Benjamin's Philosophy
  • 16.50-17.10 Marina GERBER (Universität der Künste, Berlin) Non-Production in the Age of Production: the Collective Actions Group
  • 17.10-17.30 Nicole DE BRABANDERE (Zurich University of Arts) Permeable Outlines, Fluid Bodies: examining drawing techniques as an apparatus for expanded embodiment.

17.30-18.00 Discussion

18.00 Aperitif

Thursday 3rd April 2014


(Moderation: Louis SCHREEL & Sven ONDRAZEK)

9.00-9.30 Roger LÜDEKE (HHU Düsseldorf) Introduction
9.30-9.45 Panel Introduction Louis SCHREEL

  • 9.45-10.05 Joseph S FREEDMAN (Alabama State University) The Dynamics of Production: The Case of 16th and 17th Century Academic Philosophy
  • 10.05-10.25 Noémie CHARDONNENS (Université de Lausanne) Traces of Production in the Perceforest: Relevant Details.

10.30-11.00 Discussion

Coffee Break

  • 11.30-11.50 David KASPROWICZ (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) The Hidden Space of Production: Virtuality in Henri Bergson and Gilbert Simondon
  • 11.50-12.10 Fred GUZDA (Université Paris 1) Without Result
  • 12.10-12.30 Claudia MONGINI (Université Paris 8) Aesthetic Mechanisms of Bio-Production

12.30-13.00 Discussion

13.00 Snack


(Moderation: Eric BAUDNER & Giulia GHIONZOLI)

14.30-14.45 Panel Introduction Giulia GHIONZOLI

  • 14.45-15.05 Stefan KRISTENSEN (Universität Heidelberg) Creation as the Work of Mourning - Jean-Luc Godard's Representation of Productive Failure
  • 15.05-15.25 Andreas RUMPFHUBER (Wien) Embracing the Productivity of Distraction, Mingling, and Chatting. The Calculated Design of the Informal Organizations of Bürolandschaft (1956-1972)

15.25-16.00 Discussion

Coffee Break

  • 16.30-16.50 Sarah ARENS (University of Edinburgh) What You Have to Do is Hustle: On the Connection Between Neoliberalism and Urban Violence in the work of Wilfried N'Sondé and China Miéville
  • 16.50-17.10 Livia Andrea PIAZZA (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) The New: Production and Value in the Performing Arts' Contemporary Landscape
  • 17.10-17.30 Francesca VALENTINI (Ca Foscari Venice / a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne) Tino Sehgal's "Constructed Situations": the Tension of Immaterial Production

17.30-18.00 Discussion

20.00 Conference Diner

Friday 4th April 2014


(Moderation: Kristina DOLATA & Friederike SIGLER)

9.00-9.30 Ralph-Miklas DOBLER (Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome) Introduction
9.30-9.45 Panel Introduction Friederike SIGLER

  • 9.45-10.05 Lei HUANG (Université Paris 1) Conceptions rediscovered? About two portals of Sainte-Foy of Conques
  • 10.05-10.25 Katharina THURMAIR (LMU München) Evolution and Artistic Production in the Work of Odilon Redon

11.25-11.00 Discussion

Coffee Break

  • 11.30-11.50 Berit CALLSEN (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg) Traces in Sight. Aesthetic Production Dynamics by Natalie Sarraute and Alain Robbe-Grillet
  • 11.50-12.10 Katja GENTRIC (Paris) Evidence of Labour: Willem Boshoff: The 370 Day Project, Lerato Shadi: Seipone

12.10-12.40 Discussion

12.40-13.00 Conclusions (Graduiertenkolleg "Materialität und Produktion")


  • Haus der Universität - Heinrich-Heine-Universität - Schadowplatz 14, D-40212 Düsseldorf
    Duesseldorf, Federal Republic of Germany (D-40212)


  • Wednesday, April 02, 2014
  • Thursday, April 03, 2014
  • Friday, April 04, 2014


  • Dynamics of Production, Distraction, Interference, Resistance, Accident


  • Elisabeth Ruchaud
    courriel : jeudisdelart [at] icp [dot] fr
  • Daniel Gubbay
    courriel : daniel [dot] blanga [dot] gubbay [at] hhu [dot] de

Information source

  • Expected Not
    courriel : notexpected [at] phil [dot] hhu [dot] de


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« You were not expected to do this », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, April 01, 2014, https://doi.org/10.58079/pux

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