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Learning Scenarios for Social and Cultural Change

«Bildung» through Academic Teaching


Edited By Lara Rodríguez Sieweke

The anthology departs from the fundamental idea that the university is deeply connected to the ideal of «Bildung» and to democratic values. If the university should serve as an open space to develop democracy and to meet today’s social, cultural and ecological challenges, then one has to take into account the different disciplines’ approaches to education. Thus, the featured proposals on school and university education come from diverse research fields such as general education, media education, art and aesthetic education, philosophy, ethnology, sociology, performance art and gender.

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Displacement and Educational Potentials in Ellen Kobe’s FLORA PFLÜCKT WILDE BLUMEN (Lara Rodríguez Sieweke)


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Lara Rodríguez Sieweke

Displacement and Educational Potentials in Ellen Kobe’s FLORA PFLÜCKT WILDE BLUMEN

Abstract: Artist Ellen Kobe’s video artwork FLORA PFLÜCKT WILDE BLUMEN (2012) refers directly to Botticelli’s Primavera, which in turn dialogues with Ovid’s Fasti. While this will be looked at in this article, the focus will be on Kobe’s use of displacement, an “aesthetic strategy of a move of significance”1 in which an artwork is “displaced” into a new context. In Kobe’s FLORA, displacement is especially significant in the aspects of time, space and gender. Due to these displacements, different possibilities emerge for the mythological spring goddess Flora and her surroundings, thus encouraging the viewer to engage in a reflexive and exploratory dialogue.

Keywords: Ellen Kobe’s FLORA PFLÜCKT WILDE BLUMEN, Botticelli’s Primavera, Ovid’s Fasti, displacement, time, space, gender.

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