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


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


SS 2018: Sina Ataeian Negar Bayat Aija Bley Nils Leon Brauer Kristen Cammack Antonio Castles Yigit Daldikler Florian Goldmann Ana Halina Ringleb Haye Heerten Hannes Hirsch Lisa Hoffmann Martin Hofmann Moritz Hossli Chen Hsiangfu Kathrin Hunze Arik Kofranek Dariia Kuzmych Yonjoo Lee Nik Mantilla Caroline Neumann Victor Bruno Rodrigues David Schöler Hara Shin Nicolas Spitzer Aaike Stuart Mengxuan Sun Hikaru Suzuki Daniel Theiler Patrick Wallochny Pooneh Yekta Hana Yoo  

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

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.

The Circle, the Triangle, the Rectangle and the Crossing

[Show thumbnails] The Circle, the Triangle, the Rectangle and the Crossing is an attempt to decompose the stereoscopic image into its essential parts, in an analogue way, without its aura of being spearhead technology. Six projectors in a triangular structure create one single image in a screen in front of them: A crossing of roads. After having filmed the movement with two cameras situated one next to the other —simulating the distance between the eyes as in a human face —, each of these films is separated into three channels —red, green and blue, or RGB—. The films of each

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

„Art of Projection“- Masakazu Saito Interview

Am Mittwoch, den 7.12., hat Hikaru Suzuki den Künstler und Filmemacher SAITO Masakazu vorgestellt. Er hat dazu eine Reihe seiner Filme gezeigt und den Filmemacher per skype interviewt.   Info zum Gast von Hikaru: Im 2015 wurde der Film “Holiday Film” von SAITO Masakazu als DVD von der japanischen Produktion “Solchord” veröffentlicht. Die DVD wurde im Sommer auf der Aichi Triennale in Japan vorgestellt. Ich (ein Student an der UDK, mein Name ist Hikaru Suzuki) konnte am Event nicht teilnehmen, aber hatte ein großes Interesse an der Produktion “Solchord”, die den interessanten Versuch macht, künstlerische Filme auf DVD zu veröffentlichen. SAITO

Graduation project from Eleanor Jones

[Show thumbnails] Eleanor Jones AI in Arcadia, 2016 This was a two-part work presented in a performance lecture and a double screen video installation. The performance lecture addresses the vulnerability of the artist’s body and the performance of proving one’s “body of work” to the judge of an audience, in this case an examination context. She attempted to deconstruct the constraints of an artist’s presentation, with silent performance, narrative, and critical analysis. Without voice, the body of the artist acts as a semantic channel with which the audience are forced to engage in decoding meaning throughout the presentation. This plays

Rundgang 2016

Invalid Displayed Gallery The RUNDGANG at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) is one of the highlights in university’s events calendar. Every year, Germany’s largest university of the arts opens its workshops, ateliers, studios and rehearsal rooms to the public, providing an opportunity to meet young artists. The study programme Art and Media and the class Experimental Film / Media art presented selected works in Medienhaus from from 21th till 23rd of July 2016. More information: Flyer Exhibition of the Class Experimental Film and Media Art & Flyer about the project: Migration and New Communities

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

Migration and New Communities

Fachklasse Experimentelller Film / Medienkunst Der Fokus des SS 2016 war Migration and New Communities. dazu gab es 2 Programme: 1. Common Ground – Migration and New Communities Seminar von Lilli Kuschel 2. Studienreise nach Sauen: 17.-19.2016 Prof. Nina Fischer, Lilli Kuschel Migration and New Communities Studienreise für Studierende der Fachklasse experimenteller Film und Medienkunst, der UDK und Gästen. Dabei werden die Studenten sich mit Filmemacher*innen und Künstler*innen, die aufgrund von Krieg oder anderen Bedrohungen in ihrer Heimat flüchten mussten, über ihre künstlerische Arbeit austauschen, und gemeinschaftliche Projekte zu entwickeln, die vorort als Skizze mit dem Smartphone realisert werden können.

DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space

DEMO:POLIS ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 2 The Carpark DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space exhibition took place at Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste) 12 March until 29 May, 2016. Students from the class Experimental Film / Media art UdK together with students from TUB Berlin were part participating there as part of Media Lab Berlin (Albert Lang, Jörg Stollmann, TUB, Thomas Arslan, Nina Fischer, UdK). Three collaborative projects were developed during this time. The Carpark (Dovilė Aleksaitė, Eleanor Aylett-Jones, Esteban Rivera, Tilmann Teske) installation analysed the premises of the previous “Führerbunkers” in Berlin-Mitte between Wilhelmstraße