BAI Online Program
Please note that BAI will record the live sessions and check before booking a course the technical requirements as listed below.
Habib William Kherbek is the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets (Arcadia Missa, 2013) and ULTRALIFE (Arcadia Missa, 2016), New Adventures (left gallery, 2020) and the forthcoming Best Practices (Moist Books 2021). His video-poem playlist/collection/reading retrodiction (2016) was released by left gallery, other poetry collections include Everyday Luxuries (Arcadia Missa, 2018), and 26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2018). Twenty Terrifying Tales from Our Technofeudal Tomorrow, a short story collection, will be released by Arcadia Missa in 2021, and an art book, Still Dancing will be released by TLTR Press. Kherbek’s essay “Technofeudalism and the Tragedy of the Commons” (2016) appeared in the first issue of Doggerland’s journal, and he has contributed essays to the “Intersubjectivity” series from Sternberg Press. His writing has appeared in the award-winning Block Magazine, Tank Magazine, Rhizome.org, Berlin Art Link, MAP, Flash Art, Spike Magazine, Sleek, Samizdat, AQNB, and a number of other publications.
Seminar HOW NOT TO WRITE SATIRE – PERSPECTIVES ON SATIRE IN THE ARTS by Habib William Kherbek
“This course will consist of a diverse series of sessions considering the role of satire in an era when reality regularly outstrips satire for extremity, absurdity, and credibility. The course will begin with the origins of satire in literature, then examine the distinctions between satire and comedy as well as forms of satire that are not traditionally literary in form. Specifically, satire in political cartooning, performance art, and meme creation will be discussed. The role of contemporary art and satire will be treated in detail both in terms of the historical lineage mentioned above, but also in terms of the ways art can challenge the historical meanings, uses, and reception of satire. As the course will be very diverse in its subject matter, many non-satirical forms will also be considered including forms of comedy including sitcoms, cabaret, stand-up, clowning and others. Some course content material will contain strong language, but emphasis will be placed on creating an inclusive and participatory atmosphere.” (Text & photo by courtesy of Habib William Kherbek, photo: Habib William Kherbek during his lecture at BAI, April 2019)
- A strong emphasis will be placed on developing writing skills on this course.
- The course will offer a robust grounding in the intellectual tradition of satire and will provide major texts and other works for participants to consider.
- Personalised attention from the tutor will be offered for participants who seek it.
- Participants will gain an understanding of the business of producing satirical works and be offered support in locating outlets for their work.
- Feedback from fellow students and the tutor will be available in a forum specifically designated for the course.
- Best practices for structuring, beginning, and maintaining extended writing projects will be discussed in detail.
Min. seats: 5 | Max. seats: 20 | Language: English
Save the dates in your calendar
The dates for the live lectures for this course will be published soon. You will also receive an email reminder for each video conference before it takes place.
Recording of Live Sessions
We record the live sessions so that they remain available for a logged in course participant until one week after the last session.
Access to content
We will use the Zoom Meeting application for the live sessions. You need a stable internet connection. There are two ways to access the live meeting:
1. Via the Zoom app
Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app here: https://zoom.us/download
or on: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click our join the zoom meeting link.
2. Via Google Chrome Browser on https://zoom.us/join
If you are using Google Chrome to join a meeting, you will see a dialog box to launch the Zoom application.
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We will provide the Zoom Meeting ID before each meeting. BAI will record the live sessions.
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In addition to the Online Program, the Berlin Art Institute offers an international Studio Program, a Residency Program, Portfolio Courses, a Spring Academy, an Arts Incubator, a Friends Program, and the presentation and exhibition display 404 | BAI.
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