Excess. Forum for Philosophy and Art. Panel 1
Panel 1: Surplus
Dieter Mersch (Curator)
Christian Grüny und Jennifer Walshe (Hosts)
Ashley Fure, Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, Michael Pisaro, Bernhard Waldenfels (Guests)
The term “surplus,” which is also implied in the overall title Excess,allues to today’s increasing expansion of the compositional through approaches like intermediality, heterogeneity of material, body/performance, theatricality, etc. Thus the term “surplus” relates on the one hand to the “derestriction” of the arts towards different forms of expression, representation and production; but, on the other hand, also to a political aspect between the critique of art as a productive force in modern capitalism and the surplus of the aesthetic as something that does not submit to the cycles of economic exploitation.