On Thursday, 6 June 2019, students of the Art & Design Department of the Campus Hamburg will present a multimedia exhibition as part of a vernissage on-board of the museum ship Cap San Diego at Überseebrücke Hamburg.
The presentation is part of an exhibition that can be seen in the belly of the ship until 20 July 2019 and tells the story of a group of students at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (HfBK) in the 1970s. This is about the concept of an experimental self-organization of teaching and learning with artistic means, which came about because of a special situation with inadequate space and teaching possibilities at the university and was implemented outside as a ZELTSCHULE.
The former students are also participants of the exhibition as well as of a symposium, which takes place on the following day, June 7, 2019, from 2 p.m. on the ship.
At the same time, a book publication on the subject of the ZELTSCHULE will be published by Philo Fine Arts, Hamburg, which presents the ZELTSCHULE events against the background of the 1968 movement and seeks a connection to today's existence in the media-determined present.
Vernissage: Thursday, 6 June 2019, 6 pm
Exhibition: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm
Symposium: Friday, 7 June 2019, 2 pm
Finissage: Saturday, 20 July 2019, 6 pm
Museum ship Cap San Diego, berth Überseebrücke, 20459 Hamburg
Ahmed Alian, Laurizete Alves da Silva, Sondos Dahrog, Thilo Hüser, Anjuscha Küchler, Malin Lo Zito, Jelena Mönch, Sarah Nagler, Moses Omeogo, Maguli Pajung, Niklas Pfeifer, Mey Plagmann, Isabelle Pryzwanski, Bryan Ravenborg, Rob Rothenpieler, Lennart Sack, Julia Schulz, Michelle Sitk,Michelle Warsönke, Lia Wortelker
and the artists of the Zeltschule
The audience can look forward to a great variety of documentaries, staged films and animated films. Professor Maike Mia Höhne says: "We show the films to celebrate the work of the students and the meaning of cinema". Films are part of our everyday lives. The Art & Design students are bringing films back to the big screen.
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When: Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 7pm
Where: Kleine Theaterstraße 10, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
On May 24, Professor Matthias Leupold and photography student Jérôme Depierre (7th semester) from Campus Berlin will celebrate the world premiere of their documentary "Hugo Jaeggi - Photographer: The Dream is often real enough" at the Fine Art Film Festival in Venice, Los Angeles. The film focuses on the artistic work of the well-known Swiss photographer.
In the film, the artist Hugo Jaeggi gives authentic descriptions of a large number of his pictures and their genesis. The filmmakers let the protagonist's companions have their say, including the curator of the Fotostiftung Schweiz, Dr. Martin Gasser.
Hugo Jaeggi's photographs largely elude comparison. His most characteristic features are his dreams with their strong images. They provide insights into the emotional world with which he experiences the conditions in the family and the abysses in his existence and suffers through them again and again.
Matthias Leupold and photography student Jérôme Depierre invited the Swiss artist to an exhibition at the Berlin gallery Argus Fotokunst in 2017 for a lecture. Students and colleagues discussed with the photographer and a lively exchange between the generations arose.
Hugo Jaeggi can no longer attend the film's world premiere. He died in Switzerland in 2018.
As part of the "Narrative Practice" course, students developed a collection of haikus illustrated with their own photographs. Haikus come from the traditional Japanese art of poetry and are now widespread all over the world. Their short form represents both complexity and attraction. Under the direction of Professor Walter Bergmoser, the students brought various forms of expression into play, developed them, and emphasized how aesthetic considerations can be linked with philosophy.
The students incorporated their personal experiences from many different backgrounds and cultures into their work.
Photography student Ludmiła Szulińska thought about a natural need for intimacy and expressed this in her work "The Epidemic of 21st Century Solitude". Sidharth Sircar opened up a dialogue with himself in order to absorb worries and emptiness. Master student Tom Kaiser was fascinated by the juxtaposition of eternity and moment, while Kinwah Lok developed his visual language by questioning things he always believed in. Yozy Zhang Garvey experienced a major transformation in 2018 and found her way to deal with fear, desire and the burden of thought in her subconscious. Lourenço Guedes de Carvalho's approach was very minimalist, geometric and poetic, reflecting the simplicity of the haiku chosen by him. Lastly, Phuong Hoang took a walk through the realm of love, uncertainty and confusion with her abstract imagery.
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When: Vernissage 23 May 2019 at 6 p.m.
Where: University of Applied Sciences Europe, Campus Berlin, Dessauer Str. 3-5, 10963 Berlin
The participants will develop a game in small teams at the weekend. Alannah Wächter, a student at the Campus Hamburg and one of the organizers, invites all those interested in gaming to participate. "She explains the creation of the new format as follows: "Because we have a desire for games and want to bring together those who also have a desire!
When: Friday, 7 June from 6 pm to 0 am (5 pm admission), Saturday, 8 June, from 9.30 am to 0 am and Sunday, 9 June 2019, from 10 am to 8 pm.
Where: University of Applied Sciences Europe Hamburg, Museumstr. 39, 22765 Hamburg (Altona Station)
The Game Jam is free, but registration is still required. Sign up here. The closing date for registration is Wednesday, 5 June 2019.
From 13th to 17th May, the students at the Berlin campus, the Iserlohn campus and the Hamburg campus once again took part in a successful interdisciplinary Art&Design project week. Once a semester, students can decide on one of the many projects on offer and work intensively on a topic. At the end of the week, the participants then present their project to all their fellow students.
One of the exciting projects on the Berlin campus was called "Creative Cartography". The students learned a lot about the creation of maps and mapped real and imaginary places themselves.
Among other things, the students were able to learn animation techniques at the Hamburg campus. They experimented with analog film techniques. During the presentation, the participants enchanted their fellow students with a colorful play of light.
The students from Campus Iserlohn conquered an abandoned hall for themselves. The participants could decide for themselves whether they wanted to approach the project photographically, sculpturally or painterly.
There may be many art-oriented universities in Berlin, but as I was looking to start my studies there were very few that specialized purely in illustration. I came to Berlin once to have a look at the university and from the very first moment, everything was perfect.
There are cool activities during the project weeks! You get the chance to work together with completely new people from different study programs on a project and the working atmosphere is very relaxed. We once worked with the kids at a primary school in Pankow to decorate a wall with sea animals. Each morning, we helped the children to hold the ladder and clean the brushes and, in the afternoons, we worked on our own animals. In the evenings, we went for drinks together. During the project week, we quickly bonded with our fellow students and teachers.
The experiences that inspired me most were the experiences of the lecturers. In our study course, many of our lecturers were still working in the industry and so they often talked about their personal experiences in professional life. There is also a regular “Guest Lecture,” which is given by illustrators and artists from different fields who come to talk about their projects. In my opinion, these lectures were very important in order to get a general idea of what the professional world is like.
I’ll answer that in the following question
For my Bachelor’s project, I wanted to dedicate myself to a project that clearly takes my work to the next level.
So, I tried to find a way to combine my hobbies, i.e. painting large surfaces, with what I had learned during my course program. So, I finally got the idea that I wanted to paint my whole home village! But I had to think about a suitable topic for my thesis.
At the time, when I had only a vague framework for my project, I explained my idea to the mayor of my home town. He was immediately enthusiastic. As a result, I only had to talk to the people whose walls were to be painted.
In a small farming village, completely untouched by graffiti, this idea was met with initial uncertainty. However, right after my first wall design in the village, any uncertainty quickly evaporated and the idea was met with enthusiasm.
In my Bachelor thesis, I not only wanted to spice up my village a little, but at the same time give myself a springboard for my professional career. In the end, the project attracted even more attention in Luxembourg than I could have imagined and brought me some jobs. Fortunately, I can now choose the ones that I like the most and that inspire me the most. My most recent project, which became public right after my vernissage of “Make Koler Kooler,” was an XXL urban game, which I produced on the floor of the courtyard of a cultural center, located just behind Luxembourg’s main train station. I think that without my Bachelor thesis, I probably wouldn’t have had such a high-profile project. So, the idea worked well as a career springboard.
That’s not an easy question to answer, because my development of a character always depends on very different influences and inspirations. Of course, it helps to make realistic representations of an object beforehand, because you will develop a much better understanding of its form and function. But I think it’s also good to draw things freehand, because you can let your imagination run wild with less information from outside. However, I try to do a lot of research afterwards, as soon as my characters take shape, in order to understand one hundred percent how they need to be drawn, so that every single part has the right function.
I think it’s hard to answer where I’ll be in ten years in this industry. Many things develop organically and you never know who will hire you the next day for a new project. I don’t want to commit myself to a big plan for the future, but to look step by step at where my projects lead me. Nevertheless, I have an inner urge to somehow travel the world with the help of my work and gain new experiences, to get to know cool people from everywhere in the same scene and simply have fun with what I do.
Students should definitely get involved in the things that really interest them, because this is the only way they will find their personal path to success! Of course, you should take advantage of what the university offers, but the most important thing is to find your own motivations. If you pursue your own projects during your studies, teachers will appreciate and encourage you to continue. After all, a university is no longer about being led by the hand, but about being guided and informed about what you want to do in the big world.
Relaxed atmosphere. Cool people. Awesome time.
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David Kern is studying photography at the Hamburg Campus and went on a study trip to Iceland in autumn 2018. He will be presenting a selection of his Icelandic works from 18 to 24 May at the Altona Museum as part of the “Human Traces in Landscapes” exhibition. We asked him about his experiences with this project.
Well, first, I’ve always been fascinated by foreign countries, their landscapes and cultures. On my journey through life, few things have shaped me as much as my travels through unfamiliar countries. Each time, I learn and understand more about the world and, above all, about myself. Second, I was drawn to Iceland’s unbelievably exhilarating and fascinating nature, which I knew I had to experience for myself. Last but not least, I was lured by the promise of a new photographic challenge.
The inspiration for my work was a passage in a book about the Anthropocene epoch. It described so many elements, factors and consequences of our present age. I wanted to try, through a combination of poetic imagery, texts and sound recordings, to highlight the main aspects of the Anthropocene era and, at the same time, explore and reveal the beauty of nature. It was my interest in the subject, together with my discovery of medium format analogue photography, that most inspired me as I was working.
Yes, there were. As I just mentioned, I only took analogue photos throughout my time in Iceland. And I was using a camera I wasn’t familiar with, in an environment that was characterised by wind, rain and cold. When I developed the film back in Hamburg, some images were damaged, including so many pictures that were important to me. The challenge was to get the best out of the remaining material.
On future projects, I will be sure to double and triple check my equipment and materials to make sure that I don’t end up with so many lost images when I’m working on an analogue project. This specific project has also motivated me to change my approach so that my work is more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The exhibition Human Traces in Landscapes opens as part of Hamburg’s Long Night of Museums on Saturday, 18 May 2019, and ends on Friday 24 May. You can find out more about the project and the exhibition here.
What does it mean to be rich? Is it the champagne or the fur coat? How do capitalism and materialism define our society? And who decides when you are considered to be poor? Half of the world's population cannot cover its basic needs - access to clean water and food. How do the different facets of economic and social poverty manifest themselves?
From 31 May to 16 June 2019, anyone interested can discover for themselves the students' photographic examination of these key questions at an outdoor exhibition at the Altonale.
The Altonale is the largest cultural festival in Northern Germany. For 17 days, visitors can experience exciting events on literature, art, music and cinema in the Altona district - often in the most unusual places.
Opening: Friday, 31.05.2019, 7 pm
Exhibition duration: 31.05. - 16.06.2019;
Where: Stuhlmann Fountain - Platz der Republik, Museumstraße, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
31.May at 7.30 pm
01.June at 2 pm
04.June at 6 pm
Meeting point: Stuhlmann fountain.
"It never interested me, and then this stone lay there and every day I was remembered."
Within the experimental film seminar of Prof. Maike Mia Höhne essayistic films about the biography project of the Stolpersteine in Hamburg were created. Animation films and fictitious title sequences were developed in the seminars of Prof. Verena Kraemer.
2D and 3D animations combine with real film to create hybrid formats. Vampires, fluorescent underwater creatures and creatures from garbage carry us off into fantastic worlds. Documentaries made under the direction of filmmaker Marco Kugel give the triad: How much sleep does a human really need? Three students tried it out on their own.
The city shines. The films too.
Yesterday, May 8th, the documentary film festival DOK.fest started in Munich. Until 16 May, film enthusiasts can take part in events or choose the best from 159 films.
As part of the DOK.forum, the industry platform of DOK.fest, there will be exciting keynotes, panel discussions and workshops again this year.
Among the programme items is, for example, the "Musenraum", a project by documentary filmmaker and lecturer Thomas Riedelsheimer. The Musenraum is a laboratory for new inspiration and offers young filmmakers continuous support in the development of material and the implementation of their first documentary films.
At the BEYOND THE IMAGES camera days, special attention will be given to artistic image, editing and sound design. Four films nominated for this year's ARRI AMIRA Award will be shown, a prize for particularly successful image design of documentary films. After the films, there will be extensive discussions with the cameramen.
More information on the DOK.fest Munich programme can be found on the website.
Where: University of Film and Television (HFF) Munich (Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 Munich)
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Heike Ollertz, Professor of Photography and Dean of Art & Design, has been travelling to Iceland on a regular basis since 2010. She has visited Iceland on behalf of mare Verlag, GEO, Lufthansa Magazin and other editorial offices and has seen for herself just how much the country has changed, especially as it attracts more and more tourists. Thanks to a new publication and an exciting exhibition as part of Hamburg’s Long Night of Museums, visitors with an interest in all things Icelandic can see for themselves how the island is changing.
In this interview, Professor Heike Ollertz talks about her attraction to Iceland and the inspiration behind her work:
It was deep winter when I first landed on the island. The airport in Keflavik was still deserted back then – a place of peace. I was deeply impressed by the powerful natural forces around me: the metre-high waves on the black lava beach; the exposed south coast; and the northern lights over Lake Myvatn. One of my favourite places was Cape Dyrhólaey on the south coast. At the top of the cape, I discovered a lighthouse, which was uninhabited at that time. From this vantage point, I could see as far as the Westman Islands to the west. To the south, the deserted lava beaches stretched to the horizon, and to the northeast, Iceland’s largest glacier rose majestically.
The differences were striking. as so many of the places I had photographed for mare Verlag had changed so much. For example, some of the large waterfalls are now illuminated at night. In addition, large car parks and souvenir shops have sprung up near many of Iceland’s tourist attractions in order to cope with the growing number of coaches, cars and streams of visitors. When I travelled around the island for the first time, Icelanders kept on coming up to me to warn me about the dangers of wind and weather: “We can’t put up warning signs everywhere, Iceland would look like a forest of signs”. Today, there are warning signs everywhere.
When I took students to Iceland for the first time in 2016, the group, like many of the tourists we met on the way, spent much of its time asking fellow students to get out of the picture. That’s what started me thinking about how our images of Iceland’s have changed, as well as about the changes in our perception of landscape photography in general – starting with why our deep longing for unspoiled nature is deeper than ever before and our permanent quest for the most “beautiful picture”.
First off, Iceland has gone from just under 500,000 visitors in 2010 to 1.8 million in 2016. And this year, the country is likely to attract 2.5 million tourists. They all need accommodation and food, entertainment, excursions, rental cars, domestic flights and bus tickets – they make demands on an economic area that itself has only 340,000 permanent residents. Guided tours take travel groups to places where they frequently only see their surroundings through the cameras on the screens of their iPads, mobile phones or cameras. Landscapes are shaped by the existence of the people who act on and interact with them. Tourism shapes and changes the landscape and the way we perceive it.
For a long time, fish was considered Iceland’s gold. Today, tourism has overtaken fishing as the island’s largest industry. But what does that mean for this small country? What effect is it having on nature and the perception of landscape? We investigated these questions during our study trip with 26 students from three study programmes and seven nations in November last year. You can see the results for yourself in this publication and the accompanying exhibition.
Be careful and prepare for your journey thoroughly. You need to take wind and weather warnings seriously. Stay on the paths and follow the instructions of the park rangers and signs. Make sure you dispose of your rubbish carefully and leave your umbrellas at home. The wind on Iceland is too strong and they’ll just end up twisted in the sea.
The exhibition Human Traces in Landscapes opens as part of Hamburg’s Long Night of Museums on Saturday, 18 May 2019, and ends on Friday 24 May.
Also this year the German Society of Photography (DGPh) offers a forum for presentation to the universities within the framework of the International Photoscene 2019 in the Museum of Applied Arts in Cologne (MAKK).
Several beamers will be used to show a projection of student photographs from selected international universities. For us it is a great honour that our university will be represented this year by Ragna Arndt-Maric, Marleen Hahn, Ilka Pappenscheller, Nick Pleger, Aurel Salzer and Merve Terzi.
The format of the simultaneous projection is intended to give the universities selected by a jury the opportunity to present representative photos of their students to a broad public.
In a dense selection, photo enthusiasts will get their first impressions of the visual languages, focal points and positions of the selected 18 photo schools. The projections will be presented in a loop throughout the museum's opening hours and are open to all interested parties.
When: 10.+11. May 2019, 10 am - 8 pm Uhr
Where: Museum of Applied Arts in Cologne (An der Rechtschule, 50667 Cologne)
Students show photographs of the Long Night of Museums in Hamburg
From Saturday, 18 May 2019, students at the Altonaer Museum in Hamburg will present exhibits under the exhibition title "Ferðaþjónusta - Ísland: Human Traces in Landscapes" as part of the Long Night of Museums. The works were created during a research trip to Iceland in autumn 2018. The study courses Photography, Film & Motion Design and Communication Design of the Berlin and Hamburg campuses are involved.
Students regularly travel to Iceland on excursions across campuses and subjects. Last autumn, the participants focused on the thematic changes in the perception of Iceland's landscapes during the Anthropozoan era. Tourism has increased strongly in Iceland and is changing the landscape and the country itself. Heike Ollertz, Professor of Photography in Hamburg and Dean of the Art & Design Department, has been travelling to Iceland since 2010 and says about the development: "For a long time the fish was Iceland's gold. In the meantime, tourism has overtaken it. But what does tourism mean for this small country? What effects does it have on nature and on the perception of landscape?
For the students, these questions were, among other things, the basis for dealing with the geographical and cultural conditions.
The exhibition will open with a tour by Prof. Heike Ollertz and her students at 7 pm. Afterwards, hourly guided tours until midnight will be accompanied by the students.
At the same time a publication on the topic will be published in which, among others, the Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakóbsdóttir, the Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson, and the elf expert Tinna Kvaran will have their say.
Vernissage: Saturday, 18 May, 6 pm - 2 am
Exhibition: Saturday to Friday, 18 - 24 May, 10 am - 5 pm
Finissage: Friday, 24 May, 1:30 pm
Guided tours: Saturday, 18 May, every full hour from 7 p.m.
Where: Altonaer Museum, Museumstraße 23, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Maria Justina Boselli, Linus Eckel, Lissy Gollnik, Sarah Lisa Grethe, Alexander Harbich, Sarafina Hüsgen, Gokcen Kavuk, David Kern, Nancy Klauner, Sophia Kühle, Jennifer Lang, Lia Laukant, Olivia Lehmann, Anna Mensing, Daniel Müller, Luca Neuner, Juliana Rainer, Bryan Ravenborg, Florian Rehder, Marion Schade, Oxana Salzmann, Andra Schnebbe, Phuong Thu Hoang, Eileen Wingaard Sjøqvist, Prof. Heike Ollertz, Prof. Nina Röder, Prof. Walter Bergmoser
From 19 May to 08 June, the city of Iserlohn will take part for the first time in the Europe-wide "Stadtradeln" ("City Cycling") campaign.
With the participation a further sign is to be set in favour of the bicycle traffic promotion as well as the climatic and environmental protection.
The principle is simple: You register online at stadtradeln.de for your city and then join a team or, for example, found your own club or class. Just drive off and enter the bike kilometres online or track them with the STADTRADELN app.
All can take part, which live in Iserlohn, work or a (university) school visit. At a joint closing event on 23 June, the best drivers, clubs and classes will be honoured and they will also receive a prize.
"If we succeed in shifting inner-city traffic to bicycles and e-bikes to a greater extent in our city, we will improve the quality of life and stay in our centres at the same time," says Mayor Dr. Peter Paul Ahrens.
In 2008, Klimabündnis, the largest network of cities, municipalities and rural districts to protect the world's climate, launched the "Stadtradeln" campaign. In Germany alone, 920 municipalities are taking part.