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Karin Harrasser: The Future of the Body
The Future of the Body
(p. 184 – 192)

Karin Harrasser

The Future of the Body

Translated by Daniel Spaulding

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  • future
  • artistic practice
  • contemporary art
  • art
  • art theory

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Karin Harrasser

Karin Harrasser

is professor for Cultural Theory at the The University of Art and Design Linz/Austria. She studied German Literature and History in Vienna. Her dissertation was on »Computerhystories« and her second book is concerned with the theoretical figure »Prosthesis«. She worked as a researcher at the University of Vienna, at Humboldt-Universität Berlin and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and was also responsible for a range of curatorial and arts-projects, e.g. at the NGBK Berlin and at Kampnagel Hamburg. Together with Elisabeth Timm, she is the editor of Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften.

Other texts by Karin Harrasser for DIAPHANES
Kerstin Stakemeier (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): The Present of the Future

The current outlook into the future seems to be largely informed by resignation and anxiety. The understandable scepticism which utopian visions of the future are met with today and the crisis ridden present give rise to nostalgic resorts to seemingly reliable ideas. The book The Present of the Future investigates our present relation to the future and asks which means and strategies artists and scholars pursue today, to gain a new scope of action for shaping alternative futures. How do they create potentials for change and for the imagination of possible futures beyond modernistic idealisms and romanticist projections into remote times? The Present of the Future is the result of the third annual theme of the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.