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M.A. Karina Rocktaeschel

Freie Universität Berlin

CRC 1171 "Affective Societies"

Researcher

Project B03

Address
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 33/215
14195 Berlin
Since 2019

PhD project focussing on technological and non-technological scenes of immersion, the apparatus of bodily production in the technological scenes of immersion and the tension between immersion/embeddedness and non-immersion/disembeddedness

2013 – 2017

Master in Theater Studies with a thesis on the “Aesthetics of non-human living beings. Reflections on Posthumanism and the Performing Arts on the basis of Stelarc, Laura Aguilar, and SIGNA.”

2009 – 2013

BA in Theatre Studies and Film Studies

2014 – 2017

Student assistant at the Department of Theater Studies, Free University, working for Dr. Susanne Foellmer and Dr. Kirsten Maar

2014 – 2016

Mentor in Theater Studies

2014 – 2019

Finance Manager Gob Squad Arts Collective

Summer 2019

FU Berlin, Department of Theater Studies: “Performance and Technology” (Together with Prof. Dr. Doris Kolesch)

Summer 2017

FU Berlin, Department of Theater Studies: „Immersive Theater avant la lettre? Historical precursors in the arts since the 1950s” (Together with Theresa Schuetz)

Winter 2015/2016

FU Berlin, Department of Theater Studies: “Can the Non-Human be performed?” (Together with Jule Gorke, Lotte Schuessler, Dr. Adam Czirak)

Research Project on the Performances of Immersion

PhD project focussing on technological and non-technological scenes of immersion, the apparatus of bodily production in the technological scenes of immersion and the tension between immersion/embeddedness and non-immersion/disembeddedness

Head of the Working Group: Ecology & Affect (together with Tamar Blickstein) Interests:

-   Performance and Theater since 1945

-   Performance, Technology, Immersion

-   Ecology, New Materialism, Posthumanism

-   Cicrumstances of production, processes of subjectivation in the Performing Arts

-   Body-, Gender-, and Queer-Theory

-   Affect and emotion in relational aesthetics

Memberships:

Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft e.V.

Publications:

"Von Äpfeln und Birnen. Überlegungen zu den Berliner Haushaltsverhandlungen 2019, der Institution (Stadt-)Theater und den Freien Gruppen", in: Affective Societies Blog, Dezember 2019. 

Lectures / Talks / Panels

April 2020 Lecture "Technoecologies of Immersion - Some thoughts on Performances around Virtual Reality" at the conference “DIS(S)-CONECT II – How media separate and relate” organised by University of Vienna

April 2019 Lecture “Psychedelic Architectures – Some thoughts on the machines of immersion in the 1960s” at the conference “DIS(S)-CONECT – How media separate and relate” at the JGU Mainz

November 2018 Panel “Technologies of Immersion – on Technologies and Technics” at the annual conference of the GTW in Düsseldorf

November 2018 Lecture “Technologies of Immersion around 1968” within the panel “Technologies of Immersion”

April 2018 Respondence to the lecture of Dr. Adam Alston at the Spring School “The power of Immersion” at FU Berlin

October 2017 Artist Talk with the Swedish collective Bombina Bombast at the 5th Industry Get-Together of the Independent Performing Arts in Berlin

June 2017 Lecture „Performing the Non-Human” at the annual conference of the international research network Performance Philosophy in Prague