• ONLINE: Exp. — Questions of Perception in Art and Science

    This course is designed for graduate and undergraduate students from different fields and is aimed to provide knowledge on perception through experiments on perception and demonstration of different perceptual phenomena. The experiments on perception will be performed and discussed in relation to contemporary artworks to understand the intertwined history of art and psychology.

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  • Visual Ethnography as Activist Work

    Would you like to learn more about filmmaking, photography, ethnography, activism, and their intersections? Then this workshop is for you! We will provide you with the theoretical framework and practical skillset to produce visual ethnography. Together with a small group of other students and activists, you will create an ethnographic short film or photography project of your choice.

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  • Faulty Material

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  • From B With Love – City Tales as Printed Matters

    Pictorial staging of urban spaces is the theme of the workshop. The project consists of explorations in the city of Berlin and their translation into digital graphic images using the printing technique of risography. We will explore different possibilities of image creating through experimental design tools. How can manual and technical methods (drawing, photography) be used to develop an individual, contemporary visual language? What are their relationships to urban reality?

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  • Culture Writing: Textures of Things, Thresholds, and Bodies

    Together with the participants, the workshop aims to develop the ability to approach cultural phenomena through writing techniques. In the seminar, we will explore and develop methods such as the development of everyday cultural sensitivity, observation techniques of phenomena in a spatial everyday culture, and tools of a text-practical practice.

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  • The Berlin Flâneur: Walking the City, Narrating the City: A City-Writing Lab

    Experience Berlin through writers who have walked the city, as you walk and write about the city yourself. Flaneurs, or consummate ‘city-walkers’, immerse themselves in the personalities, atmospheres, and built environments of the street. Honoré de Balzac called flânerie the ‘gastronomy of the eye’ and this laboratory intends not only to feast, in short extracts, on what former Berlin flâneurs have written about the city’s space but also to dive into today’s neighborhoods ourselves, writing and workshopping prose in the genre of ‘creative non-fiction’. Participants explore the German capital intimately as they create polished city portraits.

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  • Introduction: Body as a Source of Concentration

    In this workshop, in combination with the Talmi-Methode® bodywork and Suzuki Training, we'll examine and explore the basic concepts of the performing art such as posture, breathing, standing, walking, sitting, and the quality of movement.

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  • Floating Texts: Unlearning To Write

    For many artists writing is a central practice to generate and process ideas or create text-based work. Yet, it's been very little discussed, taught, or highlighted as an artistic practice as such. Writing is often limited to being an intellectual practice. This course is about unlearning what writing is, exploring its embodied dimensions, and transgressing the visual and performative boundaries that shape our understanding of the text, type, books, etc. The course explores the techniques of "writing beyond writing", their political potential, and the artist writing scene in Berlin.

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  • Seeking for New Noise

    This workshop invites you to explore noise as an artistic disruptor of the musical ordinary and use its usually perceived negative traits in aesthetic and imaginative ways. It will give you an insight into the history of noise and its whole spectrum, as well as introduce you to the different ways of its implementation.

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  • Writing Design

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  • Anatomies of the Contemporary: Borders and Encounters

    What role can artistic practices play in a time shaped by deepening divisions and a thirst for new binds? How are artists involved in operations of fragmentation and unification through their creative and epistemic practices? Moreover, isn't contemporary art itself an inflationary process of multiplication? Through the prism of the key concepts of time, space, and body in the contemporary situation, this workshop discusses the role of art regarding new borders and encounters.

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  • Editing for Film and Video Art

    This workshop examines how filmmakers and video artists can use editing to create and clarify meaning. After watching and discussing clips from a wide range of films, the participants receive assignments which will put these ideas to immediate use.

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  • Advanced: Body as a Source of Concentration

    In this workshop, in combination with the Talmi-Method®-bodywork and Suzuki-Training, basic concepts of the performing arts such as posture, breathing, standing, walking, sitting and the quality of movement will be examined and explored anew.

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  • Artspeak: English as a Foreign Language Workshop

    English is the international language of art and can be read and heard in every art context, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to speak. In this workshop, students are invited to boost their language skills by analysing artworks in the classroom as well as visiting exhibitions and discussing ideas in the museum/gallery context.

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  • Biographical-Documentary Working Methods in the Context of Art

    This workshop takes the participants' narratives as the starting point for an artistic process. Focusing on personal and practice-oriented research, we'll put the biographical material in a socio-political context and test methods of fictionalization.

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  • Stories and Encounters – A Photography Workshop

    This workshop combines photo analysis and practical photographic work. We'll raise consciousness about the constitution of a narrative and the communicative ability of the photograph. In addition to producing photo series, the participants will become skilled at looking at, reading and talking about photographs.

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  • Playwriting 2

    Who hasn't failed at this one point when they have an idea for a play in their head, the beginning of a drama in the drawer, and the theatre material in their hands? With professional help and input from other participants, this workshop offers playwrights with an affinity for theatre and those who want to become playwrights the opportunity to develop their writing approach. We will focus on conceptual exploration of a sustainable form and structure as well as on initial writing attempts for individual scenes.

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  • Storytelling – An Introduction

    The practice of storytelling enhances communicational and presentational skills, develops Imagination and the ability to improvise. Participants of this workshop will learn the basic steps of oral storytelling and how they can give their story a unique voice.

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  • Playwriting 1

    Who hasn't failed at this one point when they have an idea for a play in their head, the beginning of a drama in the drawer, and the theatre material in their hands? With professional help and input from other participants, this workshop offers playwrights with an affinity for theatre and those who want to become playwrights the opportunity to develop their writing approach. We will focus on conceptual exploration of a sustainable form and structure as well as on initial writing attempts for individual scenes.

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  • Scenic Interpretation of Music and Theatre – Methods and Application Training

    Immersing into the world of opera through action methods: basic knowledge about acting processes comes from individual experience and leads to the development of methodological competence and one’s own concepts. These will be carried out in the second part of the course to enable the guidance of the learning groups.

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