Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
03. 04 2014
TALK Series, Dieter Daniels

Audiovisualogy: hybridity of science, art, entertainment and business

Hafnarhús, Tuesday 8 April 8 p.m.


Dieter Daniels, Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig, is this winter’s third guest in TALK Series. Daniels’ lecture is entitled Audiovisualogy: hybridity of science, art, entertainment and business and responds to exhibition Cadences of Line and Color, now on view at Hafnarhús.

The starting point for the lecture is the fact that our world of experience today is characterized by the omnipresence of audiovisual products and structures. Through digitization, the cultural production of images and sounds becomes part of a hybridization merging media technologies, art genres and market strategies.

In the talk, Daniels’ will respond to this fact by presenting a historical frame of reference, making comparisons to contemporary techno-cultural developments. The lecture will demonstrate interrelations between the history of science and technology, perception studies and art- film- and music theory in audiovisual practices, since the 18th century.

Dieter Daniels has been Professor of Art History and Media Theory at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig since 1993 and has contributed to numerous projects, exhibitions, and symposia in the field of media art. In 1984 Daniels co-founded the Videonale Bonn and served as the head of the Mediatheque at the ZKM, Karlsruhe from 1991-1993. He was the concept- and co-editor of «Media Art Net» ( from 2001 – 2005 and the director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media. Art. Research in Linz from 2005-2009.

Daniels has published extensively on 20th century art; on Marcel Duchamp, Fluxus, John Cage and media art, including the two volume compendium Audiovisuology: An Interdisciplinary Survey of Audiovisual Culture (2010).
Since 2010 Dieter Daniels is the speaker of the advisory board of the transmediale festival.

Under the title TALK Series, Reykjavík Art Museum, Icelandic Art Center and the Iceland Academy of the Arts initiated a collaborative visitor program in 2012, offering a platform for continual professional-, international encounters to take place in Iceland. Comprising visits by leading figures in the visual arts, this program initiative brings to the Icelandic art community, as well as to the public at large, the burgeoning ideas and diverse practices that define the terms and shape the dialogue within the contemporary international art scene.

The lecture takes place in English, is open to everyone and free of charge.

TALK Series is generously supported by the Goethe Institute, The American Embassy in Iceland and Promote Iceland.