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Acousmatic Lecture Series – Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

Sep 2017  

You are cordialy invited to the Acousmatic Lecture of the series 2017 on 14th September at 7pm presenting Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in Errant Sound, Kollwitzstraße 97, 10435 Berlin.

The lecture will be held in English.

Please confirm your participation by sending an email to acousmaticlectures@gmail.com

We are looking forward to your coming!

Acousmatic Lecture Series

The Acousmatic Lecture Series presents a program of unconventional, interdisciplinary lectures in Berlin, in which art and theory encounter one another in productive dialogue.

The Acousmatic Lecture Series is a laboratory for investigating phenomena that are directly related to acoustic information and its research-based, artistic, and socio-political dimensions.

14.09.2017 – 19:00 h

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

The Hands of the Engraver–Albert Flocon meets Gaston Bachelard

Between the end of the 1940s and the late 1950s, a collaboration of a peculiar sort developed in Paris between the copper engraver of German origin Albert Flocon and Gaston Bachelard, the French philosopher of science and poetologist of imagination. The outcome of this encounter is not very well known even by experts of Bachelard’s oeuvre or of post-war art in France. Flocon and Bachelard together created a series of art books to which the former contributed the engravings and the latter enriched them with shorter or longer commentaries. These commentaries take the form of reflections on the hand of the engraver, the resistance it experiences, and the constructive forces it sets free. The encounter will be described through the presentation of a number of selected examples that will give an impression of the entire oeuvre. It will also shed light on the connection between Bachelard’s poetological and the epistemological interests.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger is a molecular biologist and science historian and studied philosophy, linguistics, and biology in Tübingen and Berlin. He is an honorary professor of the history of science at the TU Berlin, Dr. h.c. at the ETH Zurich, member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the Leopoldina, and former director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His main focus today is the history and epistemology of the experiment and the relationship between the arts and the sciences.

The lecture will be held in English!


06.07. 2017 / 19:00 h – Sabeth Buchmann (D)

13.07.2017 / 19:00 h – Birgit Schneider (D)

14.09.2017 / 19:00 h – Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (E)

05.10.2017 / 17:30 h – Markus Gabriel (E)

19.10.2017 / 19:00 h – Alex Arteaga (E)

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Website: Acousmatic Lectures

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Errant Sound
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin