1 July 2022
Aesthetic Transformation Processes: Inspiration Across Disciplinary Boundaries
This workshop combines field trips within Berlin and cross-disciplinary creative practice. The focus lies on idea-generating processes: how does inspiration come about? How do we find ideas? How can we creatively work together having different disciplinary backgrounds? The course is aimed at artists from all disciplines, designers, architects, and people working in the creative sector, who would like to experiment in an interdisciplinary environment and connect to the Berlin art and design scene.
Distinct locations in the city of Berlin serve as a starting point for a journey of transformation of ideas. Sound, performance, dance, visual or conceptual artists, writers, poets, sculptors, designers, architects, and other creative practitioners will respond to a site and develop their own theme(s). Sequential works that act upon multiple interpretative statements of the participants will follow. Individual works will connect to others, and, in this way, a collective, multi-perspective artistic investigation on the chosen sites and topics will unfold. An Aesthetic Transformation process will provide participants with a bounty of ideas and concepts which can prove to be useful for their own creative practice. Studio visits with artists and designers of the Berlin independent art scene will offer the opportunity for conversations, contact and networking. Theory readings and in-class discussions will allow for a critical inquiry of contemporary art practices as well as the participant’s own creative practice.
Elvira Hufschmid, Margit Schild
EUR 650: Min. number of participants:14
Max. number of participants:16