Sound and Vision – Pop Theory

Aula der Neuen Universität

  • Anton Corbijn and Robin Curtis
  • Dialogue Series Photography & Science
  • In dialogue

Pop culture and art are no longer opposites, they overlap and fertilise each other in many ways. With his photographic and filmic work, such as his portraits of world-famous pop icons, the Dutch artist Anton Corbijn bears witness to this interface like hardly anyone else. In conversation with Prof. Dr. Robin Curtis, Director of the Centre for Popular Culture and Music in Freiburg, the interaction of these two areas will be the focus of attention.

Location: University of Heidelberg – Neue Aula, Universitätsplatz 1, 69117 Heidelberg
Language: English

The dialogue series is a cooperative event of the German-American Institute, the Institute of European Art History at the University of Heidelberg and the Biennale of Contemporary Photography.

With the kind support of the city of Heidelberg, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and the Friedrich Foundation

What is the relationship between artistic photography and science? Renowned photographic artists* and scientists* from various disciplines will discuss these issues from 16 January to 2 April 2020 in the eight-part international dialogue series “Photography & Science”. The artistic works form the starting point for a cross-disciplinary questioning of the medium and show the potential of photography to blur both areas together.

Admission is free.