Public talks at Funen Art Academy

The following events are part of a series of public talks arranged by visual artist and guest teacher at FAA, Stine Marie Jacobsen.
The talks are free to attend and all are welcome.

Artist talk by Stine Marie Jacobsen, March 18 from 11.00 – 13.00
Stine Marie Jacobsen is a conceptual artist working to decode violence and law both individually and collectively through participatory means.
Over the years Jacobsen has conceptualised and worked on a number of long term participatory and educational projects such as Direct Approach, where people retell from memory the most violent film scene they have watched and choose to play either victim, perpetrator or bystander in a reenactment or projects like Law Shifters where the artist organises, in collaboration with lawyers, law writing workshops for refugees, immigrants and citizens, and invites them to write their own law proposals. Jacobsen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with an MFA in 2009 and a BFA from CalArts, the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA in 2007 and is trained in conflict resolution and peace building by the Rotary Foundation.

Talk by Laura Haaber Ihle, March 19 from 10.00 – 12.00
Laura is a research fellow at the Harvard Department of Philosophy, where she focuses on the questions that arise in the intersection between AI, ethics and knowledge production and dissemination. She is particularly interested in examining how AI based technologies impact the concept of knowledge and what the possible social and political consequences of this may be. She also spends a lot of her energy thinking about how ethics can be more strongly integrated into the tech world in a manner that is useful and meaningful for the companies, the end consumers and the broader society as a whole. Currently she is writing her PhD at Harvard University/ Sant Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa.

Artist talk by Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, March 21 from 11.00 – 13.00
Performer, composer, and curator Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir is one of Iceland’s leading figures within the contemporary music scene. She has been the artistic director of Nordic Affect since its inception in 2005. Believing that the exciting things happen ‘in the connection’, Halla Steinunn’s work with the ensemble has been a tour de force when it comes to collaborative relationships with composers, visual artists, and producers. She is currently a PhD candidate in artistic research at Lund University, in a time where the divide between creator and performer is being questioned in theoretical writings and in practice.

All talks take place at Funen Art Academy, Jernbanegade 13, 5000 Odense C
Tel: + 45 66 11 12 88