Austria, Salzburg

Collage and the Making of Worlds

when 22 July 2019 - 3 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks

The course will focus on collage as a method – working with found images and objects will form a basis for discussion on their use, re-use and meaning. Images are everywhere, every day. They are part of our physical, digital, social, economic, psychological and political surroundings, and it is impossible to understand one as isolated from its relationship to the world around it. An image can be re-appropriated without changing it. The same image re-posted is not the same image as before. Time is different, place is different, the sender and the viewer are different. The classic technique of collage is a simple but effective and very concrete way of examining this. Actively searching for moments where meaning and definitions taken for granted can be destabilized and renegotiated.

We will work with an extended idea of collage. Collage as cutting and pasting with paper and scissors, as well as digitally, but also in what could be termed collage in and with space, where the placement of found objects in a different context creates new meanings for the object as well as for the space around it. All ways of working are welcome. The images can be from any context imaginable and in any media. Important is the creation and discussion of new images, new situations and new meanings through practice and discussion.

Course leader

Jakob Kolding

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Fee info

EUR 0: EUR 700: Regular fee
EUR 540: Reduced fee for students


Send application for grants by 3 April 2019. Link on official website