Light touches - Tickling discussions on photography and philosophy; 10.-11.6.2009, Helsinki

Light touches
-Tickling discussions on photography and philosophy
10-11 June 2009
Starting on both days at 13.00


Wednesday 10th June 2009

University of Art and Design (Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki), Lecture hall 8th floor

Moderator: Leena Saraste
13.00 - 13.15
Opening words, Leena Saraste
13.15 - 14.30
Mika Elo
“Figures of Touch in Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida”
School of Visual Culture
University of Art and Design Helsinki
(break 15 min)
14.45 - 15.30
Elina Brotherus, photographer’s presentation
15.30 - 16.15
Kari Soinio, photographer’s presentation
(break 15 min)
16.30 - 17.15
Asta Kuusinen
“Becoming Divine: The Ritual Process in Chicana Photography”
University of Joensuu

Thursday 11th June 2009
University of Art and Design (Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki), Lecture hall 8th floor and Kiasma Theatre (Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki)

Moderators: Mika Elo and Harri Laakso
13.00 - 13.15
Opening words, Harri Laakso
13.15 - 14.45
PhD Michael Schwab
“At a Distance”, researching artist’s presentation
(break 15 min)
15.00 -16.30
Michael Wetzel
“Pictorial Humorism. Marcel Duchamp on the infrathin difference between the dramatic and the Ridiculous”
Professor für Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft und für Medienwissenschaft
Universität Bonn
break 1:30 (moving to Kiasma)

At Kiasma Theatre:
Simon Critchley “A puppet or a god? On Zidane”
Professor and Chair of Philosophy
New School for Social Research, New York
(Presentation includes a projection of Zidane: a 21st Century Portrait (by Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon, 2006)

Enrollment: Seminar assistant Vappu Jalonen, vappu.jalonen(at)