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Doctoral candidate: Lisa Stuckey
Betreuer_in: Sabeth Buchmann, Elisabeth Von Samsonow
Study program: Dr. phil.


Against the backdrop of the documentary turn and the institutional critique in the arts of the 1990s, new dimensions of detection tied to the restoration of legal status can be identified.

The focus of my project lies on the work of the agency Forensic Architecture, which reconstructs political and ecological crises and makes them comprehensible through architectural simulation. The practice of investigation leads to a transformation of artistic habitus: from artist-as-ethnographer (Foster) and artist-as-analyst (Carson) to artist-as-detective. It translates art and jurisdiction to each other, creating a superordinate level of critical catenation. In this context, I also consider works of two other positions: the media artist Constanze Ruhm and the poet NourbeSe Philip. A comprehensive analysis of "Investigative Aesthetics" draws attention to a changing media use as both aesthetic and structural moment.


Lisa Stuckey studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She engages transdisciplinary in cultural- and media theory such as the analysis of critical artistic methodologies. Publications among others in the Journal for Artistic Research, all-over Magazine, and NEUE kunstwissenschaftliche forschungen.

She works as an independent curator; projects include Prisoners of Venus. A Video Exhibition (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2016) Posthuman Complicities (xhibit, 2017), I hear the waters’ song (mumok cinema, 2017), and Nor Heat Nor Gloom Of Night (Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles, 2018). Guest lectures: Brut Künstlerhaus, Volksbühne Berlin, Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies, and Literaturhaus Wien. 2018–2019 Junior_Fellow at IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften.