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  Form and counterform Copyright: Friedrich

Form >< Counterform (G&D 2)

Moulding as an experimental method between alienation and interpretation
Moulding is known as a method of reproducing models and subsequently producing things. Household articles, machine parts or food, almost everything that has a mould comes from a mould.
Reproduction as an artisan technique produces the original, the artistic unique specimen, or the edition or series. The previously created model is usually not considered the original.
However, the principle of form and counter-form can be much more: an independent artistic method of material exploration, form finding, alienation, representation, abstraction and interpretation. The method can even have destructive tendencies.

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  Drawing robot with drawing Copyright: Ramrath

Smart Sketching/G&D2

The aim is to develop drawing robots to generate an unconventional approach and different images in which operative actions and background processes are inscribed in the image. Media characteristics will be worked out, de-contextualized and expanded: empirically, transgressively, comparatively, dialogically, experimentally.

The seminar is led by the artist duo Hochschuh & Donovan. http://www.hochschuh-donovan.com/

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  Book object Copyright: Odine Lang

Book Experiment Object

From a sheet of paper a sophisticated book object is created only by cutting and folding. A strip of paper can be transformed into a spatial structure with a wide range of variations in just a few steps.
In this course we explore experimental forms from book design, an artistic playing field with influences from different areas such as origami, paper engineering with pop-up elements or packaging design. In addition to our own practice, the special art genre of artists' books will be presented using examples of international artists.

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  Performance Copyright: Dominik Mohs

Drawing as kinesthetic memory protocol

How are our perceptions changed by our movement in space, how are we moved through spaces? Attention to space is determined by influences on all our senses from the environment, but also by our inner attitude and by our own physical and mental actions and reactions. We want to explore the complexity of this interaction by drawing in the meticulous self-documentation of our own 'state of mind' (Böhme) as a mutual mood of space and subject. Spatial experience is then not only translated as the result of visual (photographic) perception, but also recorded quasi 'seismographically' as a spatio-temporal interaction of body and senses in movement. In this way, we can also change perceptions, even: (de-)construct them, for example by creating filters, distorting scales, introducing disturbances, increasing transparency or recording synaesthetic superimpositions of different perceptual perspectives on space.

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  wall repaired Copyright: Schmitz

Upcycling yard/B4

The Upcycling Hof is to become a cultural place - a department store of creative action - in which the knowledge of experience comes to the fore and material, technical things are brought back to life. In the spirit of: "Repairing is better than recycling, repairing teaches construction, repairing saves money, repairing protects the environment" things should be mended, repaired, extended, renewed, cleaned, maintained or, if necessary, disassembled into individual parts for new goods and archived. It is about ways of analysis and diagnosis, repair, raw materials and distribution.