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| Oxford-UdK Berlin Partnership in `Arts and Humanities` podcasts |

Interview with Artist Eiko Soga and Historian Amanda Power in conversation with UdK Class Experimental Film and Media Art Our speaker today is Eiko Soga in conversation with the experimental Film and Media Art class at the University of the Arts. In this three part series we showcase research projects across the arts and humanities, drawing on expertise from the University of Oxford and University of the Arts, Berlin. We will be exploring how art can work with sensory knowledge beyond the human world. We will experiment with thought processes that can move away from the forms of society and

| Lecture performance “Ocean Dwellers” |

Lecture Performance, after visiting the exhibition “Ocean Dwellers” in the Nordic embassies in Berlin. Nov 2019 Juan Pablo Gaviria, Jieun, Jan Matýsek, Lisa Rein, Lisa Maria Steppacher Text and Voice Over; Juan Pablo Gaviria Die Lehre vom chemischen Stoff besagt, dass die Substanz eine besondere Art der homogenen Materie ist, aufgrund ihrer festen und definierten Zusammensetzung. Trotzdem gibt es nicht nur einen Zustand der Materie, sondern es gibt unterschiedliche Formen, die von Temperaturschwankungen oder Druckunterschieden abhängen. Diese verschiedenen Phasen werden als Aggregatzustände bezeichnet (fest, flüssig, gasförmig). Die Veränderung der externen Bedingungen, denen die Substanz ausgesetzt ist, kann die Zustände der Materie transformieren. Dieser Prozess heißt Phasenübergang.

| El sol pesado — “the heavy sun”  2020 |

Juan Pablo Gaviria, work in progress In the intent to define the minute thing in contrast to the immensely large, notions like distance and weight blur their edges to expand or contract their meanings. This process concentrated on the affective reflection of these changes, a series of constant modifications that we have been living in relation to the space between the bodies. Through this process around the elasticity of space and proportion, questions arose about time, cycles and the way in which their understanding is limited to their amount of mass. In the search for weightlessness, the appearance of light

Anan Yoon Lee Graduation Project

High Dynamic Range Planetary Rendering 2 channel video installation 13:17 2020 “High Dynamic Range Planetary Rendering” is a compilation video of the gazing ball, which situated in various times and spots through the history. These spheres became so widely used in so many settings, these pretty, all-round utility ornament acquired many titles – from ordinary garden ornament to the emblem of the global consciousness. They are observed, depicted on Vanitas painting, pounded/polished night and day until it becomes perfect mirror-shiny but crushed effortlessly, photographed, rendered in CGI, inflated and celebrated in Nevada desert and launched into space. In the end,

Nik Mantilla Graduation Project

DESTROY ME BABY ONE MORE TIME 2020 2-Channel video installation, 35min, Size: variable This video piece illustrates an alternative view onto pop culture and terrorism. How come that both of these categories solely live from the screen time they get on todays media? Britney Spears and Osama Bin Laden serve as exemplary icons contrasting each other in their intentions, desires and radical depictions.

Maryna Makarenko Graduation Project

Walking on a Sleeping Elk 2020 shortfilm, 3-channel installation, colour, sound, objects, 32:55 min Stalkers are part of the subculture that emerged in the post-soviet countries in the 1990s. It was influenced by the post-apocalyptic fiction, film Stalker from Andrei Tarkovsky and the video game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Stalkers are individuals, mostly young men, who illegally go to the “zones”,- abandoned places that are forgotten, purposely hidden, invisible. A physical zone becomes a portal to the inner immaterial zone, where dreams, fears and desires merge together. Stalkers go through this as a process of initiation to become a better version of themselves. The

Dariia Kuzmych Graduation Project

YOUR RENTAL CONTRACT HAS BEEN TERMINATED 2020 Multimedia spatial installation Sound design by Heinali and Alexey Shmurak (Kyiv, Ukraine) Documentation by Victoria Pidust «Your rental contract has been terminated» is a spatial installation, in which different fragments of temporary living spaces compose a hybrid structure of being-home. Sunbeams on the wall, drawings, sketches, sticky notes and a laptop are transient anchors in this structure.   Method of connecting spaces. Draft for the installation You enter a closed space that looks a bit like a living and work room. Work has been interrupted, the room is deserted. A search for traces of

Kathrin Hunze Master Project

“Training your best Friend: A character test” 2020 2 Channel, 8:16 min, loop, Videoinstallation In the work “Training your best Friend: A character test ” the co-evolutionary relationship between human and machine is examined. Whether there is a co-evolutionary process between human and machine, and how a co-evolution between human and machine behaves, is reflected on the basis of the historical background and future significance of the battle tank. Tanks are declared dead every few years, but do not disappear from the contemporary arsenal of weapons. Will the tank of the future perhaps have a completely different form in the

Mengxuan Sun Master Project

Tiān Yá Gòng Cǐ Shí — “ we share this moment together ”  2020 VR, interactive website Is a short sentence from an ancient Chinese poem. The original text is “ 海 上升明月,天涯共此时” As the bright moon shines over the sea, from far away you share this moment with me. (“TIAN YA” means the end of the earth or Every Corner of the world.) The Chinese thought behind this sentence implies that no matter where we are, we are looking at each other through the same medium. This sentence originated before the internet but can be applied also applies to our

Marina Höxter Graduation Project

The shape of an island, 2020 Υδρέα (Hydrea). Super-8 film loop, colour, silent, 4′ 16”, (2019) Fallen citrus. Pigment print on paper, 75 x 112 cm Scattered debris, Hydronetta. Pigment print on paper, 75 x 112 cm Moni Profitou Iliou. Pigment print on paper, 75 x 112 cm Notes on an Island. Magnetic tape loop, 6′ 29” The shape of an island is a multi-media installation which reflects a brief experience of observation, during a seven-day journey to Hydra, Greece. Taking as a starting point the idea of an island as a geographic, sensory and symbolic hiatus in a given

Hana Yoo Graduation Project

Splendour in the glass 4K, color, stereo, 17:17min. 2020 The project started with an article published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Russia under the title ‘VR test for cows on farms near Moscow’, which describes an experiment conducted to cattle in a dairy farm, showing a virtual image of peaceful grassland with a customized VR headset. The article implies that the VR experiment reduces the anxiety of cow and has shown a possible increase in milk production. While examining the contested utopia and anxiety of digital nature, the work imagines virtual meadow that the cow might see

KUNST RAUM STADT

Eine Demonstration für die Künste. In einem Kreis mit einem Durchmesser von 2020 Metern um den UdK-Standort Hardenbergstraße 33 werden über einen Zeitraum von 24 Stunden künstlerische Begegnungen und Interventionen zwischen Künstler*innen der UdK Berlin und den Berliner*innen stattfinden.  Im Rahmen dieser Aktion zeigen am Do 16. Juli ab 21.45 Uhr Studierende der Klassen Experimenteller Film/Medienkunst, Videoarbeiten in den Fenstern des Konzertsaales Hardenbergstraße 33 / Ecke Fasanenstraße

EMAF

EMAF – European Media Art Festival, THERE WAS NO FESTIVAL 22 to 26 of April 2020 – STREAMING First Person Plural – How much “we” does the “I” contain? I, you, he / she / it, we, you, they – a grammatical system is indis- pensable for anyone learning a new language. Yet “I” and “you” can be the same person – depending on the eye of the beholder. This year, EMAF is dealing with the first person plural, the “we”, which can quickly become “you” through the demarcation by its counterpart or “they” by third parties. This was the theme

STRANGE THINGS

STRANGE THINGS is an exhibition from classes of Generative Art (Alberto de Campo), Experimental Film/Media Art (Nina Fischer), Narrative Film (Thomas Arslan), Moving Image (Anna Anders) and New Media (Joachim Sauter) VERNISSAGE: 8.1.2020, Ab 18 Uhr AUSSTELLUNGSDAUER: 8.1. bis 10.1.2020 ORT: Silent green, Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN Mittwoch, 8.1. , 18 – 23 Uhr, Donnerstag, 9.1., 12 – 20 Uhr, Freitag, 10.1., 12 – 23 Uhr Strang_Things_Flyer https://www.udk-berlin.de/studium/kunst-und-medien/  

Dovilė Aleksaitė Graduation Project

Let’s talk about the weather 2019 Single channel video installation, 12:07 min, loop A video explores a desire to control one’s surrounding environment and predict the future. A fictional weather forecast introduces the viewer through a succesion of weather events—rain, wind or growth of grass—and different emotional states. In this work Aleksaite combines Beaufort`s scale of wind with a David R. Hawkins scale of emotions: High vibrating emotions come together with a light wind and the wind gets stronger as the emotions as anger or shame come along.

Interview with Christian Jankoswsky at VAM

Videoart at Midnight – Campus 15 to 16 Dec 2018 As a collaboration, students from HGB Leipzig, Art University Kassel and Berlin University of the Arts launched a series of panel discussions with renowned artists in the field of time-based media. The Students’ Campus provides a platform for conversations between the artists of the festival and students from different partner art schools. On December 15 and 16, the students invite selected artists for conversations on topics that are relevant to their studies and artistic development. The growth of video art today, the relationship between media and performance, or the intersections

Rundgang 2019

Installation by Hara ShinImmaterial Mapping, Hara Shin, single-channel video, 11:11 min., 2018Hyper-Collective, Hara Shin, 2019DELETED, Installation by Mengxuan Sun, Chen Hsiang FuSingularis, audiovisual Performance: Kathrin Hunze, Alberto de Campo, Hannes Hoelzl, Isak Han, Katharina Hauke and Till Bovermann Ding! audiovisual performance by Mengxuan Sun

METHEXIS – on site sensitivity and it’s Entanglements ll: from Methexis to Praxis

A seminar by Nina Fischer, Marina Fokidis* and Lilli Kuschel WHAT IS TOPOS? (LOCATION) AND WHAT IS TIME IN THE GLOBALISED HYPERLINKED BRAVE TRANSWOLRD? How necessary is it to speak exclusively in terms of concrete geography and distinctions? Especially, if we want to define a destiny that claims real freedom or at least an attempt at it. From where do we start, if we want to open up a possibility for discursive change to occur? Whose experiences are being narrated here by whom and why?” How can we go even further, beyond the cultural dependence between the “center” and the

Kathrin Hunze Graduation Project

6-headed constellation: Concept, live visuals: Kathrin Hunze, live computer music: Katharina Hauke, Alberto de Campo, Hannes Hoelzl, Isak Han, Dominik Hildebrand. 2019   The audiovisual performance ‘Singularis’ deals with biological and information technology granular processes in the social context. We undergo unconscious or conscious self-control through Quantified Self management and evolve into improved, elevated people. This process can be described as a singularization of man. Singularis is a Granalysator in which collected biological matter is scanned into point clouds and through an audiovisual granular system is transformed into synthetic bodies. Through the Granalysator emerges an artificially created mesocosmos. “A high-resolution

Hara Shin Graduation Project

Mouthless Dialogue single-channel video, 6:07 min., 2019 Technology and digital imaging allow us to optimise alternative experiences to satisfy a certain absence in reality. The optimised state is simulated in the scope of artificial alternatives such as artificial sun-lighting for light therapy, machine-made nature sounds to relax the body and mind, ASMR and cosmic and natural images, screensaver-like, on the computer screen. The human psyche encounters the vulnerable and subtle tension of reality surrounded by technical illusions.   Immaterial Mapping single-channel video, 11:11 min., 2018 As an experiment in digital topography, the scenes drift along within the cognitive space —

Mengxuan Sun Graduation Project

Audiovisual Live Performance The growing visual language of digital technology and the Internet in the physical world has created an endless landscape. In addition to the landscape, the relationship changed by the network provide people a shared utopian vision. Everything can be shared and consumed. Nowadays human beings have adapted to the world which symbiosis with human race and intelligent machines. The human body becomes an interface that connects reality and virtuality. Human beings are no longer considered to be natural objects that God has made with clay. Humans make machines and parasitic on machines. The machine becomes an extension

KORRESPONDENZEN / Eine Film- und Kunstreihe im KulturRaum Zwingli-Kirche

11. April 2019 19.30 – 22.30 Uhr UMWIDMUNGEN #1 KATHARINA COPONY / LOLA GÖLLER 09. Mai 2019 19.30 – 22.30 Uhr UMWIDMUNGEN #2 LUCIA MARGARITA BAUER / SILVINA DER MERGUERDITCHIAN 13. Juni 2019 19.30 – 22.30 Uhr UMWIDMUNGEN #3 LAURA HORELLI / CONSTANZE FISCHBECK 12. September 2019 19.30 – 22.30 Uhr UMWIDMUNGEN #4 KAROLIN MEUNIER / CINENOVA DISTRIBUTION 17. Oktober 2019 19.30 – 22.30 Uhr UMWIDMUNGEN #5 NOAM GORBAT & KEREN NATHAN / KRISTINA PAUSTIAN 31. Oktober 2019 19.30 – 22.30 Uhr UMWIDMUNGEN #6 KERSTIN CMELKA / MONIKA RINCK / ANN COTTEN Ort KulturRaum Zwingli Kirche e.V, Rudolfstraße 14 /

Methexis : On Site–Sensitivity and Its Entanglements I

With Marina Fokidis Within two weeks end of November, we were discussing with the curator Marina Fokidis different concepts that are related to the term Methexis. Methexis (from Ancient Greek) can be translated as „the unaccountable“. The term describes a form of theatre in which the audience participates and improvises, as well as the relation between the particular and the platonic form in Philosophy. Together we approached a possible definition of Methexis by mapping and discussing related topics, such as site-sensitivity, the construction of identity, un-learning, colonial structures, …This process was informed by input from Marina, different readings, artworks and films. In

Aaike Stuart Master Project

Stone Works and Quake – explore current relations to media technology, or better, to the outside world through media technology. Both, moving and photographic imagery has been obtained from the web and transferred to physical objects. Causing them to get distorted, cracked and shaken up. Due to the application of natural forces, Aaike Stuart examines materiality in the digital age.   Quake The video installation Quake is an attempt to stabilize video footage of the 2015 Nepal earthquake in a physical manner by setting the projector into counter-movement, using a subwoofer. Being a form of ‘expanded cinema’, Quake addresses the interactions

Examining The Edge + Habitability Salon

Examining the edge, peripheries in the mind and in the city Exhibition: 25.6. – 30.8.2018 Opening: 24.6., from 6 pm Students from the class Experimental Film and Media Art, University of the Arts Berlin, will be living and creating on the edge, both in thoughts and the periphery. The exhibition will conclude with a film and performance evening event. ‘Living on the edge’: when we think of spaces we tend to think of the space within. We leave the edges — the peripheries — where instability festers and sprawls out, for the rebellious or the adventurous. In cities, living at

Silke Schwarz Master Project

Ode und Ich untersucht die Macht der Inszenierung, der Kontrolle und den Körper als kritische Masse. In der Installation wird unser Begehren nach Perfektionierung, Idealen und Körperkult aufgegriffen. Es werden durch Demontage, Überspitzung, Verfremdung und Überlagerung stereotypische Repräsentationen hinterfragt und die Vereinheitlichung unseres Individualisierungszwangs beleuchtet. Ode and I examines the power of staging, control and the body as a critical mass. In the installation our desire for perfection, ideals and body cult is getting centered. Through disassembly, exaggeration, alienation and superimposition, stereotypical representations and the compulsion of our individualization are questioned.     Ode und Ich Installation, 2018 Audio 8:15,

Current Situation Ausstellung in Zwingli-Kirche

Die Ausstellung zeigte aktuelle Filme, Videos, Installationen und Performances von Studenten und Absolventen der Klasse Experimenteller Film- und Medienkunst der UDK Berlin, Prof. Nina Fischer. Welche Positionen werden wir auf dem Weg in eine posthumane Welt einnehmen? Überlassen wir die Entwicklung den Technologiekonzernen oder gestalten wir sie mit? Folgen wir deren Strategien oder finden wir neue Formen des ethisch/politisch/ künstlerischen Handelns?

Sabrina Labis graduation project

[Show thumbnails] Graduation Project KuM, 2017 Sabrina Labis A Personal Color Correction (2017) Experimental Video, 05:22 min The video ‘A Personal Color Correction’ deals with different aspects of color in film and the transformation from analog to digital techniques of color correction. The work specifically focuses on the role of women in film production and is an homage to all female film colorists who were an important part of the early film industry. Finally this video ‘corrects’ the male-dominated documentation of film history in a personal and subjective way. Studio (2017) Neon Light, 27×10 cm ‘Studio’ is a place of