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Photography and Media Class

On the basis of the reality describing function of photography the class offers the complete range of possibilities of a contemporary orientation within the field of photography and media. An important focus is on the notion of the documentary and its critical examination in the context of current issues. The new positioning of photography within today's rapid visual culture necessarily raises certain questions: How can the medium work productively with reality? Which thematic strategies and which media are suitable and effective?

These questions are subjected to intensive discussion with reference to students' work, in one to one and group talks as well as class presentations. This involves dealing with contemporary art in the form of field trips to exhibitions, publications and guest lectures. The choice of creative media is open. Photography can no longer be defined without regarding digital and hybrid technologies on an equal footing to the classical analogue method. The students pursue thematic concerns of their own election, while consulting with the instructors on individual concepts and procedures, in the development of an individual artistic language. There is a broad range of possible pictorial and presentation forms - from classical photography to digital images, videos and installations. The contact with other classes, lecturers and foreign universities is a staple part of the course, both in the form of individual exchanges and of co-operative projects and courses.

Selected works
colorless green ideas sleep furiously
colorless green ideas sleep furiously
exhibition view, HGB Leipzig, 2018
Christoph Brückner
documentation of prediploma
documentation of prediploma
"margo & me", c-print, 70×40, 2019 & "nvhnvd", photobook, 185×225mm, 108 pages, 2021
Clarita Phiri-Beierdörffer
monolgue
monolgue
excerpt, 3:2 digital video, 00:05:00, 2020
Clarita Phiri-Beierdörffer
Warte
Warte
2021
Claudius Dorner
Warte
Warte
2021
Claudius Dorner
Warte
Warte
2021
Claudius Dorner
untitled
untitled
from the series "Krayl", Inkjet Print, 80×100cm, 2020
Florin Weber
Untitled (Mon Chéri)
Untitled (Mon Chéri)
Inkjet Print 18×24cm, 2020
Florin Weber
Carsten, eine Annäherung
Carsten, eine Annäherung
video still, 7.30min, 2021
Hannah Francke
Umarmung I
Umarmung I
fabrics, blankets, found objects, 2021
Hannah Francke
untitled (web holes)
untitled (web holes)
exhibition view, laser copies folded each 29×42cm on MDF boards, 2021
Laura Wichmann
umtitled (loch)
umtitled (loch)
size variable, 2021
Laura Wichmann
untitled
untitled
50×75cm, 2021
Malwine Farwig
untitled
untitled
digital c-print, repro of overpainting with white finger paint, 80×120cm, 2021
Malwine Farwig
untited
untited
from the series "wandern", 2018
Nicole Burnett
untitled
untitled
2020
Nicole Burnett
Placement
Placement
Artist's book, color photographs of sculptural room installations in the form of living room simulations. Book: 28 color photographs + consumer archive, 27×20 cm, Illustrated work: 114x92,8 cm, inkjet print, 2020
Noah Müller
Vorzeigeort
Vorzeigeort
Noah Müller
untitled
untitled
2021
Philip Hagen
untitled
untitled
installation, 2021
Philip Hagen
Verschenke Ecke
Verschenke Ecke
site specific installation from found objects, C-prints, digital photos and hand sanitizer, 2021
Ronny Aviram
Metamorphosis I,II,III,V
Metamorphosis I,II,III,V
Mix Media, 2021
Ronny Aviram
o.T. (flöte)
o.T. (flöte)
size variable, 2020
Inka Hilsenbek & Laura Wichmann
untitled (chamber)
untitled (chamber)
inkjet-print, 60×80cm, 2021
Inka Hilsenbek
We spin around the night for your funeral
We spin around the night for your funeral
affiche paper, glass, dimensions variable, 2021
Eunjung Hwang
untitled
untitled
film, loop on monitor, 02:01', 2020
Eunjung Hwang
The Swimmer
The Swimmer
Fineart Print, 30×45cm, 2021
Lizette Ardelean
The Swimmer
The Swimmer
Fineart Print, 30×45cm, 2021
Lizette Ardelean
Change
Change
Everything Must Go
Everything Must Go
Alan Bell
carsandconcrete
carsandconcrete
C-Print A3, 2021
Henry Giggenbach
An expedition to the red sea
An expedition to the red sea
Injket Prints in various sizes and sculptures from clay and redmud, exhibitionview, 2021
Henry Giggenbach