Das Stuben-Forum einer unbequemen Wissenschaft Teil 1/3

First broadcast: Mon 07.11.2016, 11.00 Uhr MEZ
Rerun: Wed 16.11.2016, 21.00 Uhr MEZ
A Broadcast in collaboration with: Andrei Siclodi, Heidi Schatzl, Thomas Nußbaumer, James R. Dow

During Gareth Kennedy‘s exhibition Die unbequeme Wissenschaft Akt II in the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art (until 29th January 2017), a symposium took place in the same venue on 15th October 2016, whereby specialists from various disciplines introduced the protagonists portrayed in the masks exhibited. Debate concerned the construction of history, the instrumentalizing of traditions and performativity, but also dealt with valency and the consequences of past actions for today’s world.

In the first section of the three-part programme broadcast during the exhibition in the Museum of Folk Art, Andrei Siclodi presented artist Gareth Kennedy and his exhibition; James R. Dow the director of the working group Customs, Folk Beliefs and Folk Dance in the Southern Tyrolean Cultural Commission of SS-Ancestral Heritage, Richard Wolfram; Thomas Nußbaumer the ethnologist and music theorist, Alfred Quellmalz, and Heidi Schatzl the irredentist, Ettore Tolomei.

Broadcast in German language.

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Andrei SICLODI (*1972 in Bucharest) is a curator, writer, editor and cultural worker based in Innsbruck. He is director of Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen in Innsbruck and founding director of the Fellowship Program for Art and Theory which takes place there. He is also editor of the publication series „BÜCHS‘N’BOOKS – Art and Knowledge Production in Context“ and producer of the monthly radio broadcast „Büchs’n’Radio“ on Radio Freirad.

Heidi Schatzl (DI) studierte Landschaftsplanung. Seit 2005 arbeitet sie an der Schnittstelle Raum, Kunst und Forschung. Künstlerisch-wissenschaftliche Feldforschungen zum nationalsozialistischen Urbanismus und räumlichen Praktiken. Lebt in Wien.
Die Feldforschung Vom Leben in den Hitlerbauten wurde 2009 in der Ausstellung Right, to the City in der Landesgalerie Linz, als auch beim Festival der Regionen gezeigt. In der von ihr angeregten Ausstellung im Linzer Nordico 2012 war die Installation NS-Urbanismus ausgezeigt. Für The Protest of Linz 1945 erhielt sie 2014 das Margarethe Schütte Lihotzky Projektstipendium. Die installative Präsentation, der eine umfassende Recherche in Israel und Österreich zugrunde lag, war bis 2016 im Schlossmuseum Linz zu sehen. Aktuell arbeitet sie an einer Recherche zu den enteigneten Bauten Adolf Loos’ und an einer Auftragsarbeit für das Museum der Friedensgemeinde Erlauf.

Thomas Nußbaumer was born in Hall in the Tyrol (Austria). He studied musicology and German at the Universität Innsbruck, obtaining a doctorate in 1998. His dissertation was published in 2001 as Alfred Quellmalz und seine Südtiroler Feldforschungen (1940–42): Eine Studie zur musikalischen Volkskunde unter dem Nationalsozialismus (Alfred Quellmalz and his field research in the South Tyrol (1940–42): A study on music folklore under National Socialism). In 2011 Nussbaumer completed a postdoctoral thesis on folk music at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He has taught at the Innsbruck campus of the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg since 1995, becoming a lecturer in 2011. He is head of the departmental area for music ethnology within the department of musicology. His research and publications focus on music and custom, carnival, folk music and Nazism, Alpine folk music traditions (western Austria and the South Tyrol in particular), and the music of the Old Order Amish.

James R. Dow is Professor Emeritus for German Folklore and Linguistics at Iowa State University. His publications include The Nazification of an Academic Discipline: Folklore in the Third Reich (1994), The Study of European Ethnology in Austria (2004), und die Zimbrische Gesamtgrammatik (2008). His second research area is devoted to German-speaking minorities in Iowa, for example with the Old Order Amish and the Amana Colonists. For more than 30 years he was »Senior Bibliographer« for the Modern Language Association of America. In 2005 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2013 an American Philosophical Society Fellowship for his research on South Tyrol.