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Invitation to the Defense of Janine Jembere

Event Label
Defense PhD-in-Practice
Organisational Units
Art Theory and Cultural Studies
Location Description
Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, Room Turm 2, DG06

The PhD-in-Practice program of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna kindly invites you to the defense of Janine Jembere´s dissertation project Dissonance – Sensual Hierarchies and Colonial Reverberations of/in Sound.

The Examination Panel is made up of: Dr. Ruby Jana Sircar (chair), Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Anette Baldauf (first supervisor), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Renate Lorenz (second supervisor) and María do Mar Castro Varela (external appraiser, ASH Berlin).


How can thinking with/through sound and listening yield insights into living despite the colonial order? What role does sensory perception play in destabilising long standing power relations? And how to translate a sonic space into (academic) writing? The project is a preliminary documentation of an ongoing process and engagement with dissonance (disturbance of order) and sound (travelling waves).

Short biography

Janine Jembere is an artist and learner based in Vienna. Her work often is collaborative and focuses senses and the body, questioning concepts of representation and translatability, ableism, race and gender. She is interested in the resonances of embodied knowledge, and the concept of dissonance as a tool to live within difference.

The defense presentation will be in English Language and will take place in room DG 6.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.