30 June 2009

Habitus in Habitat I. Emotion and Motion

Conference, 9–12 July 2009

Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin

In cooperation with:
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité
Association of Neuroesthetics

Hosted by the project Emotion and Motion.

Conference website

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Thursday, July 9th

15: 30 Conference Opening

16:00 Transference – Transmission – Negotiation (Moderator: Paula Droege):

Shaun Gallagher: Emotional Disruption and Delusional Experience
Christine Kirchhoff: Affected by the Other – Emotions in psychoanalysis
Barbara Rosenwein: Emotional Communities and the Body

18:30 Coffee Break

19:00 Exhibition Opening: THE GLASS VEIL by Suzanne Anker

Friday, July 10th 

10:00 Spatial Emotions (Moderator: Gerhard Scharbert):

Jan Söffner: On Homesickness
Doris Kolesch: Motion and Emotion – Taking a walk in Versailles
Felicity Callard: Umbrellas, Lanterns and Companions – Propping the agoraphobic subject

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Guided tour of Berlin Museum of Medical History:

Thomas Schnalke: The Body as Inventory and Environment – Tracing the Virchow concept of displaying human specimens

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Corporeal Contagions (Moderator: Jörg Fingerhut):

Erika Fischer-Lichte: Performing Emotions – How to conceptualize emotional contagion in performance
Daniel Margulies: Mirroring Systems and Emotional Contagion – Re-mapping the brain within a social habitat
Thomas Fuchs: Intercorporality: How embodied interaction shapes the mind and the brain
Ohad Parnes: From 'Self-Nonself Discrimination' to Mediation between the Body and its Environment – The recent paradigm shift in immunology and its historical roots

Saturday, July 11th 

10:00 Sensorium (Moderator: Ryan Cordell)

Alexander Thiele: Attention – How the brain enables (conscious) perception
Arno Villringer: The Body and its Representation in the Brain
Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek: Shame and Grace
Sabine Flach: Lament in Contemporary Arts

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Crossing Aesthetics (Moderator: Herbert Kopp-Oberstebrink)

Alexander Abbushi: Artistic Practice – Sound – Space – Art
Jin Hyun Kim: Embodiment of Musical Expressiveness
John Krois: Experiencing Emotion in Depictions – Being moved without motion
Michel Chaouli: Aesthetic Feeling in the Critique of Judgement

17:30 Coffee Break

18:00 Locomotion (Moderator: Ida Momennejad)

Marta Braun: Animal Locomotion – The bodies reveal
Erik Porath: Situation and Motion – The art of expression in Fiedler and Freud

Sunday, July 12th 

10:00 Ritual and Revelation (Moderator: Perdita Ladwig)

Robert Turner: Ritual Action Shapes our Brains
Heike Schlie: The Excentric Crucifixion
Barbara Larson: Through Stained Glass – Communities of reverence and revelation in early avant-garde circles

12:30: Finissage: TWIST by Alexia Walther (Funded by ProHevletia)

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Campus Charité Mitte, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Hörsaalruine

Suzanne Anker (New York), Martha Braun (New York), Felicity Callard (London), Michel Chaouli (Indiana), Arieta Chouchourelou (Cyprus College), Erika Fischer-Lichte (Berlin), Giovanni Frazzetto (London), Thomas Fuchs (Heidelberg), Shaun Gallagher (Central Florida), John Krois (Berlin), Barbara Larson (West Florida), Barbara Rosenwein (Chicago), Robert Turner (Leipzig), Arno Villringer (Leipzig), Alexia Walther (Genf)

See also:

Habitus in Habitat II: Other Sides of Cognition (concept and program of the second conference in the series), 9–21 November 2009

Habitus in Habitat III: Synesthesia and Kinaestethics (concept and program of the third conference in the series), 23–24 October 2010