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Experimental public spheres

How reflexive and experimental can a model of Public Spheres be, which reflects the deliberative structure of democracy? How can we speak of democratic structures in the media? The self - reflective character of Habermas’ Public Sphere is related to an adopted normative ideal of a political Public Sphere which is critically self-referential.


A conception of a creative democracy could be guided through Dewey’s concept of „art as experience“, such that in the creative construction of new opportunities for action emerge which show everyday practice in the life - world as one which would be transformed through a deliberative process of articulation.


Art is for Dewey language, which works against barriers between different languages like music or literature. Artistic and aesthetic expression is therefore a symbol of barriers and conflicts between cultures, because for Howard Becker and for Dewey the common experience of art is part of the everyday experience of human life.


They think that artists work on this splitting of everyday experience of art and the aestheticization and banishment of art out of everyday life to a transcendental world in museums excluded from social and everyday practices.



It is now common for artists to articulate and challenge these practices in public places where art is shown, to establish these places of social interaction and everyday life.


Radio is used as a space of possibilities were negotiation-processes for shaping the Public Spheres can be become visibility and audiobility, in articulating a new voice.


Artists use the institutional structure of their training and contemporary exhibition praxis to create and transform plural public spheres in which observations and conception of the public sphere, as they are shaped by artists, direct to crisis and possibilities of transformations of social worlds. In addition, the limitations of a commercial which is restricted to the commercialization of the media can be transformed into participartory Public Spheres.


So that a creative further development of commercial media can be possible in an experimental sphere created by artists.


Denken wie ein Schwarm in Bewegung