Autumn Master´s Practical Class: Theoretical Introduction

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EAMT exam 2 24 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)

Tomáš DVOŘÁK, Evgenii SMIRNOV, Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ


The aim of the course is to provide students with a theoretical and methodological background to the designated topic of practice. The lecturers select literature on the topic, which students read and discuss in seminars. The literature is always selected to enable students to reflect on relevant aspects of the topic and to offer examples of how the topic can be creatively approached.09/10 - intro


Henry Fox Talbot, Pencil of Nature

Siegfried Kracauer, Photography

Thierry Gervais, On Either Side of the “Gatekeeper”

Geoffrey Batchen, Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance, pp. 8–48


Lucy Souter, Expanding Photography c. 1970

Jens Schröter, 3D: History, Theory and Aesthetics of the Transplane Image, Ch. 3, pp. 104–143

Peter Galison, Images Scatter Into Data, Data Scatter Into Images

Hito Steyerl, A Sea of Data: Apophenia and Pattern (Mis-)Recognition

Jussi Parikka, Operational Images: Between Light and Data

Learning outcomes

The student understands the relationship between the theory and methodology of authorial research and analysis and knows the sources from which he/she can draw the necessary documents. The student is familiar with the basic principles of working with professional texts.

Prerequisites and other requirements



Required reading:

It always depends on the designated topic of the practitioner.

Theoretical introduction to the topic. Recommended readings:

Cotter, Lucy, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and Hatje-Cantz-Verlag. Reclaiming Artistic Research. Hate Cantz, 2019.

Borgdorff, Henk, Peter Peters, and Trevor Pinch, eds. Dialogues between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies. Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Borgdorff, Henk. The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia. Amsterdam: Leiden University Press, 2012.

Schwab, Michael, ed. Transpositions: Aesthetic-Epistemic Operators in Artistic Research. Orpheus Institute Series. Leuven (Belgium): Leuven University Press, 2018.

Mersch, Dieter et al. Manifesto of Artistic Research. Diaphanes 2020.

Butt, Danny. Artistic Research in the Future Academy. Bristol, UK Chicago, USA: Intellect, 2017.

Schwab, Michael, and Henk Borgdorff, eds. The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia. Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2014.

Hannula, Mika, Juha Suoranta, and Tere Vadén. Artistic Research Methodology: Narrative, Power and the Public. Critical Qualitative Research, Vol. 15. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

Szendy, Peter, and Jan Plug. The Supermarket of the Visible: Toward a General Economy of Images, 2019. 3970.

Bridle, James. New Dark Age: Technology, Knowledge and the End of the Future. London ; Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2018.

Evaluation methods and criteria

The course ends with a classified examination. Regular participation in seminar discussions and a presentation in class are prerequisite for passing the course.



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

room 111
Room. No. 111

(Lažanský palác)

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 10:40–12:15 Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ
Room. No. 111
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans