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Experimental Film, UdK Rundgang 2021 Documentation

The exhibition Another Matter by the Experimental Film and Media Art Class, explored new ways of relating to the more-than-human and inquired into the social, material, and aesthetic conditions of the so-called Anthropocene. The exhibited works examined matters of concern beyond anthropocentrism, following Donna Haraway’s call for tentacular thinking. As an aperture towards new understandings, it brought together artifacts, sketches, notes, and vignettes from a range of ongoing research processes. Presented as an assemblage of in-progress works ranging from video- and installation-based to sculpture and painting, the exhibition embraced the potential of the unfinished to open up new discourses and

Artist Oliver Ressel in conversation with UdK Class Experimental Film / Podcast

Oliver Ressler is an artist and filmmaker working with installations, projects in public space, and films focused on economics, democracy, migration, the climate crisis, forms of resistance, and the possibility of social alternatives. Since 2019 Ressler has directed Barricading the Ice Sheets, a research project on the climate justice movement, funded by the Austrian Science Fund, that will lead to an exhibition at Camera Austria in Graz in September 2021. Ressler held solo exhibitions at Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; The Cube Project Space, Taipei; Kunsthaus

Artist Anne Duk Hee Jordan in conversation with UdK Class Experimental Film / Podcast

Transience and transformation are the central themes in the work of Anne Duk Hee Jordan. Through movement and performance, Jordan gives materiality another dimension – she builds motorized sculptures and creates edible landscapes. Her sculptures are intended to draw the viewer into the present and open a dialogue between natural phenomena, philosophy and art. Her work is like an interactive fantasy play with the knowledge and theories about the world and our souls. In the absence of concrete knowledge, fantasy runs riot. Jordan opens up doors to a universe where she humorously and romantically creates machines that juxtapose robotic consciousness

Anan Yoon Lee Master Project

Stick Bugged Speed Run 2021- ongoing Multi channel installation of a real time simulation PC, monitors, fitness mat loop This work is about speculative creatures, which are animated and automated by the machine learning algorithm. The Installation displays a real-time simulation of the AI agents athletics. The 6-legged agents are learning themselves to walk forward as fast as possible. According to the rule of Reinforcement learning, it will get rewarded when it moves faster and longer without failing down. The agents keep learning, heading to the invisible goal, but respawning at starting point endlessly before they reach the end of

Lisa Hoffmann Graduation Project

Screentesting: ( ghosts are made of bedsheets ) 4-channel video installation on 5 Bioscreens, loop (30min31), 2021 Screentesting: ( ghosts are made of bedsheets ) is a visual-material essay-installation exploring the tension between materialization and decomposition in a bodily, narrative, material and ecological sense. Based on the question of ephemerality in the context of the mass extinction in the so-called Anthropocene and the paradoxical durability of the materials and narratives that brought it about, the work is a personal reflection of a state between supposed immateriality and real transience. Ghostly images are projected onto Bioscreens. These images constitute the installation space as

Hara Shin Master Project

Spiral Slime and Oblique Ellipse, 2021 Spiral Slime and Oblique Ellipseis a VR work of a sticky-textured landscape. The camera moves between the two spheres in the 360° environment. Because the moving distance of the camera, the moving speed and the moving image in each sphere, and the length of the sound are different, subtly different sceneries can be seen. From wind, water detected from surrounding objects, and enlarged cells, viruses, and particles to zoomed-out depictions of Earth, cosmos, and planets, the images shown in the video exist without any hierarchy of size and alter the distinctions between human-centered subjects

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METHEXIS

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

documenta in Kassel

After visiting its Greek counterpart in May, we went to see the Documenta in Kassel from June 27th to 29th 2017. According to the exhibition guide, the artists exposed in the Neue Neue Galerie, one of the main venues located in a former post office and mail distribution center, work with the axes between Kassel and Athens as lines of departure and arrival. A good place for us to start and to refresh memories of Athens. Unfortunately, it mainly brought back the bad memories. Again, like in Athens, I felt like walking through an encyclopedia of the world searching for

Visiting documenta 14 in Athens

[Show thumbnails] From the 15th to the 22nd of May the Experimental Film Class went to Athens to visit the 14th version of Documenta and to understand more the topics of translocation and specific place discussed previously in Berlin. During the week, the already dislocative nature of Adam Szymczyk’s proposal made us transit across the city looking for the decentralized venues where several events were taking place. From the Benaki Museum, the Athens School of Arts, EMST and the Odeon Athens Conservatory – where most of the pieces were gathered – to the Parko Eleftherias, the Greek Film Archive, the

PLAY! Neue Arbeiten aus dem Studiengang Kunst und Medien, Volksbühne

Am 16. Januar 2017 präsentierte der Studiengang Kunst und Medien, Universität der Künste Berlin, audiovisuelle Performances, Film- und Videoarbeiten, Installationen und Objekte in der Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. PLAY! Neue Arbeiten aus dem Studiengang Kunst und Medien Die Lehre in Kunst und Medien findet im Spannungsfeld zwischen künstlerischem Experiment, Forschung und der Auseinandersetzung mit zeitbasierten technischen Medien statt. Dieses Studienmodell hat das Ziel, in einem interdisziplinär vernetzten Kontext neue Perspektiven künstlerischer Autor_innenschaft und Praxis entstehen zu lassen.

Klassenreise Düsseldorf

[Show thumbnails] Am 29.11.2016 machte sich die Klasse Experimenteller Film / Medienkunst auf den Weg zu einer zweitägigen Exkursion nach Düsseldorf. Erstes Ziel war die Julia Stoschek Collection in der Schanzenstraße. Seit 2007 existiert die Sammlung für zeitbasierte Medienkunst in Düsseldorf. In Ergänzung zum Düsseldorfer Standort wurde 2016 auch eine Dependance in Berlin eröffnet. Wir wurden durch die aktuellen Ausstellungen im Haus geführt, beginnend im 2.OG mit der großformatigen Videoinstallation “Factory of the Sun” von Hito Steyerl. Mit Unterstützung der Julia Stoschek Collection wurde diese auf der Biennale in Venedig 2015 im Deutschen Pavillon erstmalig gezeigt. In einer anschließenden Diskussion sprachen wir gemeinsam über den gesehenen Film und dessen Rezeptions- und Präsentationsweise/n und

Common Ground – Places of Community

[Show thumbnails] In this seminar by Lilli Kuschel and class excursion to Sauen art and film students from the UdK worked together with refugees from similar backgrounds to produce an interactive collaborative film. The theme of the workshop was Community, with an emphasis on urban spaces where new forms of community are being developed. We visited several newly established communities and communal projects in Berlin such as the Agora Collective, the Z/KU (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik) and we went to the emergency shelter at Tempelhof airport. Collectives, collaborations and communities. Through the examination of terms such as migration, escape