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Christoph Brunner: Affective Politics of Timing
Affective Politics of Timing
(p. 245 – 262)

Christoph Brunner

Affective Politics of Timing
On Emergent Collectivity in Ragnar Kjartansson's »The Visitors«

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  • body
  • epistemology
  • media studies
  • knowledge
  • temporality
  • perception
  • media theory
  • affects
  • gender

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Christoph Brunner

is Assistant Professor for Cultural Theory at the Institute for Philosophy and Art Studies, Leuphana University of Lüneburg. There, 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, hosts self-organized student reading groups, screenings and performances. Christoph’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.
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Marie-Luise Angerer (ed.), Bernd Bösel (ed.), ...: Timing of Affect

Affect, or the process by which emotions come to be embodied, is a burgeoning area of interest in both the humanities and the sciences. For »Timing of Affect«, Marie-Luise Angerer, Bernd Bösel, and Michaela Ott have assembled leading scholars to explore the temporal aspects of affect through the perspectives of philosophy, music, film, media, and art, as well as technology and neurology. The contributions address possibilities for affect as a capacity of the body; as an anthropological inscription and a primary, ontological conjunctive and disjunctive process as an interruption of chains of stimulus and response; and as an arena within cultural history for political, media, and psychopharmacological interventions. Showing how these and other temporal aspects of affect are articulated both throughout history and in contemporary society, the editors then explore the implications for the current knowledge structures surrounding affect today.