Basics in Sculptural Design

Touch Screen
Touch Screen - Exhibition at Reiff Foyer
  Continua Installation at Reiff Foyer Copyright: © Friedrich

Exhibition: Touch Screen

From May 10 to July 2, the Chair of Artistic Design presented the exhibition Touch Screen in the foyer of the Reiff Museum. The exhibition was designed to be easily viewed from the glass front, Schinkelstraße. Two exhibition installations featured works by first-year students in sculpture from the 2020/21 winter semester.

CONTINUA - across the floor of the foyer a string of 270 sculptures made of corrugated cardboard develops in different directions. Each cardboard object occupies a virtual space of 20x20x60 cm, is not firmly connected to its neighbors, but touches the adjacent objects at geometrically determined points. This creates a modular continuum of singular forms, each designed according to one of six predetermined sculptural themes: Figure/Ground, Form/Counterform, Modularity/Seriality, Threshold Form, Morphing, Linear Space Construct. The individual cells are seen as microcosms within the large-scale structure of the continuum, in which various completed movements, material arrangements, formations, transformations, breakthroughs, etc. develop. It seems as if a continuous flow of energy in each sub-unit takes on new forms according to its own lawful conditions and constantly transforms itself anew as it passes through the continuum. *

PAPER MODEL - The models made of white drawing cardboard are based on selected spatial constellations that the students find in their everyday environment. Often they are not designed room details - a socket next to a beam, a cable duct leading off of it... - such detailed places can often contain exciting, spatial plastic situations and are sometimes not even noticed by us in everyday life. Drawing attention to these details by creating white-abstract models of them is both visualization and re-evaluation. Describing the alternation of space-occupying and space-forming forms in a purposeless way also serves as an exercise in understanding the formation of spaces through forms and in forming one's own criteria for evaluating them.

* (With the kind support of Brohl Wellpappe)


Modul: Darstellen und Gestalten - First year of studies

By manually understanding objects and spaces, we internalize them physically and create a mental basis for creative thinking.

In the workshops and studios of the department, methods of sculptural and spatial design in the experimental handling of classical and unconventional materials are investigated. We are interested in the development of skills that develop during the making process. The slowed down time of manual work then enables reflection and fantasy from the actual material experience.