PAST

PRESENTATION | 11. APRIL 2024
ART AS LIVING FORM

Lecture at the Department of Musicology at the University of Vienna. Thursday, 11. April, 18:00. Spitalgasse 2, Courtyard 9 (Campus), 1090 Vienna.

BOOK LAUNCH | 2024
THE BLOOMSBURY HANDBOOK OF SUSANNE K. LANGER
A collection of essays on new keys in the work of philosopher Susanne K. Langer. Authors: Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, Donald Dryden, Christian Grüny, Robert Innis, Eva Kit Wah Man, Brian Massumi, Adam Nocek, Anne Pollok, Eldritch Priest, Martina Sauer, Helen Thaventhiran, Christophe van Eecke, Iris v. d. Tuin, and more. Edited by Lona Gaikis. London: Bloomsbury, January 2024. Funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund [PUB 1012-G]. Preview TOC and Introduction through BLOOMSBURY.

TEACHING | WINTER SEMESTER 2023
MACHT EUCH VERWANDT! VOM TRÄUMEN, HALLUZINIEREN UND MISSVERSTEHEN IN MENSCH, TIER UND TECHNIK. Reading Seminar (German) at the Department of Media Theories, University of Art and Design, Linz.

RESEARCH PROJECT | 2020-2023
Lona Gaikis is the philosopher in the research group Towards an Aesthetics for Prosthetics, along with performance artist Barbis Ruder and industrial designer Walter Lunzer (Ottobock Healthcare Products). We ask, “What haunts quantitative evaluation and qualitative assessment in the field of medical engineering?” This group and its endeavor are linked to an INTRA Project, based at the Angewandte Performance Lab (APL) at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

PROJECT | 2021–2023
CICADA GAMES
An ASMR audio play designed as an Augmented Reality App for czirp czirp – sonic and experimental arts. Artist: Claire Tolan (USA/D). Curator: Lona Gaikis. Graphics: Milena Georgieva. Download: here.

EVENT | 26. OCTOBER 2023
SONIC CELL
czirp czirp temporarily borrows urban spaces to transform our perception and make us aware of the meanings embedded in them @Dornerplatz, 1170 Vienna. Artists: Elizaveta Trukhanova (AT/RU), Finnian Treherne (UK/CZ/DE), Yuzu (BGR/AT). Join us 19:00-21:00.

PRESENTATION | 05. October 2023
TOOLKIT OF CARE
Informal discussion and talk on the given topic “Experimental and decolonial practices in poetry, literature, and printed matter.” Pivoted by Marinos Koutsomichalis (Cyprus University of Technology). Video Studio Wien, Augasse 2-6, 1090, Vienna. 19:00-22:00.

EVENT | 28. SEPTEMBER 2023
SONIC CELL
czirp czirp adds a layer of sound to public space @Schlesingerplatz, 1080 Vienna. Artists: C. Hausch (AT) and Benjamin Tomasi (IT/AT), Veronika Mayer (AT). Join us 18:30-21:00.

EVENT | 26. AUGUST 2023
CLUB RADIOKOJE | holding breath
czirp czirp presents contemporary sound art, music, and performances at the outdoor pool Kongreßbad in Vienna. This year’s edition is dedicated to holding one’s breath – both under and above the water. Artists: Zavoloka (UA), Alex Franz Zehetbauer (USA/AT) with Christian Schröder (AT), Clara Oppel (AT), Tahereh Nourani (IR), DJ KJOS (AT). Saturday, 26. August 2023, 13:00-19:30, Kongreßbad, Julius-Meinl-Gasse 7A, 1160 Vienna.

GUEST LECTURE | 10. MAY 2023
NATURA CULTURANS:
FURTHERING LANGER’S PHILOSOPHY IN THE FIELD OF BIOACOUSTICS

Within the lecture, Susanne K. Langer and American Aesthetics of Her Days and Beyond, hosted by Dr. Tereza Hadravová @Charles University, Prague.

ESSAY 2023
RECYCLING CRISES: A ‘How To’ for the Precarious Subject
In WORK – CYCLE – BODY: 10 YEARS BARBIS RUDER. Edited by Madeleine Frey (DE/EN). Published by edition Die Angewandte/de Gruyter, 2023.

CURATORIAL TALK | 9. FEBRUARY 2023
SOUNDING NATURE AND CHALLENGING CULTURE: MEDIA AND MUSIC SUBCULTURES
This presentation scouts Media, Musics, and Electronic Arts outside established canons. We will follow transdisciplinary practices and perseverance, see what strategies they apply, and discuss their agency in society. Drawing Studio 2, 11:30 pm – 12:30 CST (18:30 – 19:30 CET), School of Art @University of Manitoba.

2022 SONIC CELL | 25. OCTOBER
czirp czirp is adding a layer of sound to public space. Artists: Pamelia Stickney (Theremin /USA) with Hans Tschiritsch (DIY-Instruments /AT) and Marie Vermont (Live Electronics /AT). Join us 18:30-21:00 @Schlesingerplatz, 1080 Vienna.

2022 BODIES OF WATER | 3. SEPTEMBER
This year’s annual series of CLUB RADIOKOJE engaged the material of water philosophically, ecologically and materially. Artists: Christina Gruber (AT), Zosia Hołubowska (PL), Ж Ignashev (AT), MS Mutt (AT), Aloïs Yang (TW/FR). Kongreßbad, Julius-Meinl-Gasse 7A, 1160 Vienna.

2022 TEACHING | SUMMER SEMESTER
Of Cyborgs, Prosthesis and Crip_tonight: Empowering the Pathological in Aesthetics, Arts, and Technology. Every second Tuesday, 13:00-16:00. Lecture at the Institute for Art Education at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

2022 OCCUPYING PUBLIC SPACES
The MEDIA AND SOUND POOL in Kongreßbad occupies Vienna’s historic swimming, sun- and-air bath with a series of AR sound installations. Artists: Adina Camhy (AT), Line Finderup Jensen (DK), Milena Georgieva (BG/AT), Lale Rodgarkia-Dara (AT) and TE-R (AT). Developed for czirp czirp – sonic and experimental arts. Cooperation partners* Artificial Museum (Daniela Weiss, Jascha Ehrenreich).

2022 CONFERENCE | 22.24. JUNE
Feeling, Form, Mind: A Conference on the Thought of Susanne K. Langer. An interdisciplinary conference by the Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. View the program as PDF here.

2022 TOWARDS AN AESTHETICS FOR PROSTHETICS | SPRING
A series of three workshops, discovering the body image and shared experience of altering our body feeling. Joint research project with Barbis Ruder and Walter Lunzer within the Angewandte Program for Inter- and Transdisciplinary Projects in Art and Research (INTRA), University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

2021 ESSAY
Gaikis, Lona. Thinking with Susanne Langer: Sonar Entanglements with the Nonhuman. Open Philosophy 4, no. 1 (DeGruyter, 2021): 149–61. doi:10.1515/opphil-2020-0170. Download PDF here.

2021 PHANTOM LAB | 24. SEPTEMBER
Workshop in which we aim to reveal and reflect upon the psycho-physical phantoms that haunt technologies connected to the human body. This research is conducted by performance artist Barbis Ruder, industrial designer Walter Lunzer (Ottobock Healthcare Products) and the philosopher Lona Gaikis. Held at PRACTICE(!)WEEK, 20. 09. — 24. 09. 2021, University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

2021 SHAMANIC MALL RETREAT | 7.8. JULY
Performance lectures by Karin Ferrari, Peter Moosgaard, Bernhard Garnicnig and Lona Gaikis within the artistic occupation, The New Holy by Karin Ferrari. SILLPARK Mall, Innsbruck, AT.

2021 OCEANIC FEELING | JULY–SEPT
Enter a stream of Oceanic Feeling with artists Benjamin Tomasi (AT), Yuzu (BGR) & TE-R (AT), Angélica Castelló (MX) & Meritxell Colell Aparicio (ES), Enrika Myskovskaja (LT) & Alexandra Maciá (ES) and Merja Kokkonen (FIN) & Felicity Mangan (AUS). An online project for czirp czirp – sonic and experimental arts. In collaboration with The International Society of Contemporary Music, Austria.

2021 SONIC CELL | 12. AUGUST
A mobile sound station to promote electronic musics. SONIC CELL conquered Vienna’s urban space at Schlesingerplatz 1080 with the artists Katharina Klement and Brigitta Bödenauer. In cooperation with Conny Zenk (Rad Performance) and Gustavo Petek (smallforms) for czirp czirp – sonic and experimental arts.

2021 SONAR PARK | JUNE–JULY
What if culture was actually nature? Can technology and botany be connected? In SONAR PARK, we address these questions from the perspective of Electronic Arts and new musics. Artists: Joe Patitucci aka Data Garden (USA), Ioana Vreme Moser (RO/D), Sasa Spacal (SL) and Astrid Seme (AT). A project with IMA Institute of Media Archaeology and Sonnenpark LAMES, St. Pölten (AT).

20162020
Member of media artist collective #vaporfolk with Peter Moosgaard and Bernhard Garnicnig. Artistic research and media didactic workshops revolving consumer culture, branding, pseudo-science and pseudo-cultures.

2020 HIDDEN ALLIANCES: BOOK PRESENTATIONS | OCTOBER
Heart of Noise Festival, Glaskubus Innsbruck: October 2. 13:00
City of Women, Ljubljana: October 12.
ESC Medien Kunst Labor, Graz: October 15.

2020 CLUB RADIOKOJE virtual | 27. JUNE–20. SEPTEMBER
An all-season and post-pandemic online experience via www.czirpczirp.cc. Artists: Wechselstrom (AT), Das Erste Ottakringer Blockflötengewitter (AT), Arnold Haberl (AT), Alois Yang (TW/D), Alex Zehetbauer (AT/USA), Jasmine Guffond (AUS) and Ilan Katin (USA).

2020 DIGIDIC SYMPOSIUM | 28.–29. AUGUST
“An Exercise In The Heresy Of Data:
Art’s Co-dependent Relationship With Social Media”
Kunst-und Kulturverein LAMES, St. Pölten.

2020 KUBUS | 24. JUNE
A participatory project by Anke Armandi, Maria Grün and Lena Knilli
Evening of conversation moderated by Tim Voss.
Lona Gaikis: WIN FIRST DON’T LAST – WIN LAST DON’T CARE.

2020 MORPHOLOGY OF A FAUN | 6. JUNE
czirp czirp @ Wiener Festwochen 2020
Live stream of the The Construction Choir Collective from Meidlinger Platzl.

2019 GRiNM NETWORK CONFERENCE | 14.–16. NOVEMBER
Ed. Elisabeth Schimana. HIDDEN ALLIANCES – Versteckt Verbunden. German/English. Hatje Cantz, 2019. Ars Electronica, Linz.

2019 ASA CONFERENCE | 9.12. OCTOBER
77th annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in Phoenix, Arizona. Presentation of paper “The Significance of Music. Excavating Resonances for Today in Susanne K. Langer” within a panel on Susanne K. Langer with Prof. Eva Kit Wah Man (Hong Kong), Prof. Iris v. d. Tuin (Utrecht) and Prof. Thomas Leddy (San Jose).

2019 BOOK PRESENTATION | 07. SEPTEMBER
Experiences with Gender and Diversity in New Music
ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts.

2019 #vaporfolk | 14.15. SEPTEMBER
Hortikultur & Spirituelle Diäten, Workshop
Volkskundemuseum Vienna.

2019 CIM19 | 26.28. SEPTEMBER
Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology
“Susanne K. Langer’s Philosophy of Feeling: The Embodied Mind in Process Philosophy,” Conference on “Embodiment in Music” (peer reviewed). Society for Interdisciplinary Musicology, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz.

2019 CREATIVE AND CRITICAL JOURNAL CLUB | 3. MAY
Lecture on “The Nature of Fakes,” Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, MED University, Vienna.

2019 LECTURE PERFORMANCE | 6. APRIL
HOW TO GO VIRAL
-a tutorial-

Premiering performance theatre by and with Barbis Ruder as INFLUENCA. Performance “Anamnese der gestressten Zuschauer*innen”. Studio brut: Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna. (Premiere 5.4.2019 with Corinna Milborn).

2018 EXHIBITION INTRODUCTION | 5. DECEMBER
#screentime
Introduction to the exhibition #screentime by Barbis Ruder, or her alter ego: INFLUENCA. Neue Galerie, Tiroler Künstler*innenschaft, Innsbruck.

2018 TEACHING | SUMMER SEMESTER
Anthropologie der Kunst: FAKE / FAKT (German)
FAKE and FACT have not been under public debate since the emergence of the term “post-factual”. Ever since the dawn of philosophy, thinkers have been faced with the question of “truth” and “illusion” in the world. Lecture in Art Theory and Cultural Studies (IKW) at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

2018 PRESENTATION | 9.12. AUGUST
Susanne K. Langer’s Philosophy of Feeling: A “Hardcore” Process Thinker—Almost Undetected, International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh), XVIIth Symposium, Tsinghua University Beijing, China. Supported by the Austrian Research Society (ÖFG) and the Austrian Cultural Forum, Beijing.

2018 INTRODUCTION TO EXHIBITION
Cluster und Linien
Exhibition opening: Freya Richter Cluster und Linien followed by a concert of Galina Ustwolskaja performed by musician Anja Kleinmichel, 20/01/2018 Leipzig.

2017 PRESENTATION
“To the Flesh. Susanne K. Langer’s Art Theory.” Symposium for Doctorate Students held by the Austrian Society for Philosophy (ŒGP), Alpen-Adria-University, Klagenfurt.

2017 KEYNOTE
“’I’m scouting the possibility that rationality arises as an elaboration of feeling.’ Susanne K. Langer’s Scandalous Proposition in Twentieth Century Epistemology“. Public lecture at the Summer Reading School Feminism and the Philosophy of Science, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel.

2016 TEACHING | SUMMER SEMESTER
Towards a Philosophy of Sound
No other medium is as accessible as the medium of sound and music(s). How do music and sound as aesthetic principles unfold their potential? Which shifts does this imply on an ontological level? Should we think of music, and of sound, in relation at all? Seminar at the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies (IKW) at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

2016 LECTURE
“Take This Pink Ribbon Off My Eyes”
Introducing performance-lecture to the exhibition We Gave Our Best Now the Rest is Up to the Hope Chest curated by Johanna Braun, Vienna.

2016 PRESENTATION
The Unconsummated Symbol — Susanne K. Langers Musikphilosophie“ (German)
Graduate Conference at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

2016 LECTURE
To the Flesh. How the Body Makes Sense through Music“
Philosophy Unbound #9 (Music), Vienna.

2016 PRESENTATION
“Who said there was a Prison House?”
The Ambiguity of Meaning and Why Art is not just a Form of Communication.“ Society for Artistic Research (SAR), conference on WRITING. Presenter in the workshop Art, Philosophy, Writing, and Speech led by Prof. Alva Noe (Berkeley), The Hague, NL.

2015/16 TEACHING | WINTER SEMESTER
NEED ME? I AM A SHAMAN! Kunst/ Kult/ Esoterik/ Pseudo-Science/ Erkenntnis (German)
Co-Lecture with Prof. Elisabeth von Samsonow at the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies (IKW) at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

2014 FURTHER STUDIES
Summer School Course with Rosi Braidotti
Critical Theory Beyond Negativity: the Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics of Affirmation.
Topics: Continental philosophy tradition, with special reference to the work of Gilles Deleuze, Luce Irigaray, Henri Bergson, (Susanne K. Langer) and Rosi Braidotti. Directed by R. Braidotti and co-taught by Iris van der Tuin and Maria Hlavajova. Utrecht University, NL.