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Closing

Moral Shutdown

Moral Shutdown ends the graduation show in a tumultuous and bizarre critique of capitalist society.

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Living with Plants

video

Max Guderian

Living with Plants is a furniture family that addresses the dependence of humans on plants and nature

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Who Am I, or How to Read

lecture

Jason King

Jason King lectures on the often very personal dangers of textual exegesis, drawing on his own idiosyncratic reading of a famous passage from Locke.

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Fresschlacht

Valle Döring

A businesswoman, a businessman and their assistants have lunch in a restaurant. They talk about supposedly social issues: Family, private life. The small talk becomes a side show of the actual takeover negotiations. At the table, the frank word is avoided. Instead, the negotiating partners try to outdo each other in banal topics. In doing so, they spare no effort and sometimes resort to absurd means. On the toilet, however, plain language is spoken. New intrigues are spun in order to avoid being left completely empty after the desperate conclusion of the contract. Despite constantly impressing and playing all the trump cards, none of the parties is superior. The negotiations end desperately in a Shakespearian war of words and mutual poisoning, after which the assistants eat the remains of their former superiors. The artist as a unity of life and profession is currently recognized, further developed and economically perfected as an exploitation model of the meritocracy. Fressschlacht shows that the progressing mixing of profession, private life and self-dramatization has long since become a form of performance. Even if the characters move in the spheres of the business world, the entire society is addressee and victim of this parody.

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Week 6

Rituals of the Now

How do we read and are read? On which basis do we evaluate what is wrong and right? Rituals of the Now goes deep into holy repetitions and sacred confirmations, some of which one might never locate in present times, while others being so intimately close to us that they would not be graspable without the performative lenses proposed by the featured artists, scenographers and art theorists.

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Bad Readings_

reading

Diane Hillebrand

In a Scenic Reading, members of the Bad Reading Group give an insight into the exhibition Bad Readings at Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe.

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C at the end of a line is a whisper

video

Tatjana Stürmer

In her lecture Tatjana Stürmer will introduce to her work „C at the End of A Line is A Whisper“ through a performative reading. Following this her video work „Rire et lécher“ will be screened online.

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This is water is water is water

talk

Minh Duc Pham

Together with the curators Mahret Ifeoma Kupka from MAK Frankfurt and Wong Binghao from MoMA New York, Pham Minh Duc discusses essential aspects of the installation This is water is water is water and how the work intersects with the artist's practice.

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Bad Readings

exhibition few, reading

Diane Hillebrand

In a Scenic Reading, members of the Bad Reading Group give an insight into the exhibition Bad Readings at Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe.

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Rituals of the Now

talkshow

Lydia Kähny

The thursday talkshow is a recurring format hosted by guests from various backgrounds. Focusing on the week’s thematical focus, projects from different disciplines will have a closer look at common denominators, shedding light on the subject from multiple perspectives. This week’s Thursday Talkshow will be moderated by HfG-student Lydia Kähny. She currently works on her own diploma in the field of exhibition design and scenography. Together with the participants, she will explore this weeks topic by discussing their methods of visualization and publishing.

Nichts was uns passiert oder Genügend Anlass zur Erhebung der öffentlichen Klage

radio play

Anja Ruschival

Nothing that happens to us or sufficient cause for public action is a radio play that was created as part of a theater installation. It addresses how our society deals with sexual violence.

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Zu früh schon traurig

interview

Till Gombert

In the upcoming interview, Till Gombert will talk about his graduation film „Zu früh schon traurig“ and will provide insides into his filmmaking approach.

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Week 5

Rhythm of No Heart Beating

Rhythm of No Heart Beating dances to music composed with the help of artificial intelligence, it dives deep into forms of knowledge, whose painter’s intentions are long forgotten, it cries on the shoulder of a skin-like arm, vibrating in your mother’s heart rhythm. Which tact do we follow unconsciously, after generations of floating on the same earth’s surface? The artistic and art theoretic positions explore very different yet always strong patterns undercurrent and precedent to our society.

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Four Mother – Skin, Torso, Teat and Face

Sophia Stoewer

A 20-minute performance shows Michail Rybakov with the objects of Four Mothers. He explores them, lets them take effect on him, and finally builds up a relationship with them.

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Rhythm of No Heart Beating

talk show

Hannah Cooke

The thursday talkshow is a recurring format hosted by guests from various backgrounds. Focusing on the week’s thematical focus, projects from different disciplines will have a closer look at common denominators, shedding light on the subject from multiple perspectives. Hannah Cooke (*1986 in Munich) is a conceptual artist based in Karlsruhe. Her works have been exhibited at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein, Kunstverein Freiburg, Contemporary Art Space in Baku (Azerbaijan), A4 Art Museum in Chengdu (China), among others. The central themes of her work are institutional and hierarchical critique, the infiltration of systems, and the dismantling of established norms and role concepts.

Tide

research report

Christina Scheib

Drawing lines from the climate crisis in its ecological and activist dimension to the depiction of brutality and destructive forces of the colonial capitalist violence, let‘s slip along to the monstrous representations of natural catastrophes. While the rhythm of the tide continues endlessly. The potential of dissolving the self into a 'we' opens up and points to a recognition of water as subject and space in its own right.

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Das kalte Herz

theater play

Emily Ortlepp

A 52-minutes video documentation showing the solo theater evening of December 10, 2019, with actress Swana Rode in the set of the newly interpreted fairy tale 'The Cold Heart' by Emily Ortlepp.

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REVISION PREVISION

Julian Wallis

A short video documenting the two-part multimedia installation REVISION PREVISION.

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Internet Music

lecture

Christopher von Frankenberg

In this lecture, Christopher von Frankenberg will present excerpts and ideas from his thesis INTERNET MUSIC: THE ELECTRONIC ONLINE UNDERGROUND/ MUSIC FOR THE POST-INTERNET YOUTH. In the course of this lecture, he will present a definition of music as art, introduce the term ‘High-Tech Aesthetic’ and connect it to the artistic practice ‘Post-Internet Art’ and theories about ‘Accelerationism’.

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Week 4

Bodies Exercising Society

Bodies Exercising Society focuses on material practices either shaped through architectonic or other societal surroundings or, inversed, shape society by means of continuous, maybe repetitive practices. Implicit predicaments of court architecture gain visibility when translated into movement notations, socio-emotional entanglements fly high if a case of sexual violence takes place in one’s own, thought to be reflective and liberal environment. The body is a crystallization point for biopolitical propositions, the thing all too easily neglected and displaced, yet never totally forgettable it has the power to fight back in moments unanticipated.

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Bodies Exercising Society

talk show

Viktor Neumann, Hanne König

The thursday talkshow is a recurring format hosted by guests from various backgrounds. Focusing on the week’s thematical focus, projects from different disciplines will have a closer look at common denominators, shedding light on the subject from multiple perspectives. This week’s Thursday Talkshow will be moderated by Hanne König, Academic Assistant Exhibition Design and Scenography, and Viktor Neumann, Guest Professor for Curatorial Studies. In 2020, König received a scholarship from the DFG-Research Training Group 2477 - Aesthetic Practice, where she is currently researching the relation and dependencies between Curating and Aesthetic Practices like fiction, poetry, dance, choreography and performance. Her endeavors focus on feminism as a social impact as well as collective, collaborative and transdisciplinary working processes. Neumann is currently working on exhibitions and projects for the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf and Gebert Foundation, Switzerland.

Bis hierhin und nicht weiter

performance

Cécile Kobel

Based on a research on distances, gaps and spacing, the 30 min. videodocumentation shows the play ’at a certain distance' first performed as part of Cécile Kobel’s diploma.

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Die Übung eines gesellschaftlichen Imaginären.

lecture

Jandra Böttger

In a short lecture, Jandra Boettger will present her Magister thesis: Training the Political Imaginary. Revisiting the German Participation in the Nato-Maneuver Fallex 66 regarding its Fictionality, Modality and Immersivity.

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Someone to play with

video

Michelle Mantel

In a short video, Michelle Mantel will present the exhibition of her diploma project „someone to play with“. The project explores the human wish not to be human based on interviews of roleplayers from the fetish scene in London.

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World Woman Wrestling entertainment - TRAILER

video

Hanna Scherwinski

A very short trailer of a wrestling performance with angry women presented by Hanna Scherwinski and her glorious girls.

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Das Archiv diskutiert Teil 4: Visualisieren und explorieren

discussion

Theresa Rößler with: Mark-Jan Bludau, Ulrike Fladerer, Dr. Tabea Lurk, Mario Kunze, Lukas Zimmer

In the course of four online panel discussions, Theresa Rößler will talk to archivists, art historians and graphic designers about current challenges and perspectives of archiving.

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Week 3

Gathering the Given, Sampling the System

Gathering the Given, Sampling the System finds different patterns of collecting amongst our living surroundings: from blind spots of artificial intelligence’s search algorithms to tools that help organize people in political positioning processes. Whereas visual likeness seems to be quite misleading in the shown projects, alternative practices of resembling and reinventing promise to shed new light on old things.

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Möbel//Mobil - Anne Tönsmann

Anne Tönsmann

Anne works prototypically and intuitively with bulky waste parts, which she combines into objects with new contexts.

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whatstodo.design Part III

talk

Bela Meiers, Jandra Böttger, Rana Karan with: Torben Körschkes und Ina Römling (HEFT)

Questioning the working conditions in the cultural industry and looking for strategies to politicize design practice. In a threefold talk series, Rana Karan, Jandra Boettger and Béla Meiers will host talks with various guests focusing the question How do we want to work?

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whatstodo.design Part II

talk

Bela Meiers, Jandra Böttger, Rana Karan with: Lisa Basten

Questioning the working conditions in the cultural industry and looking for strategies to politicize design practice. In a threefold talk series, Rana Karan, Jandra Boettger and Béla Meiers will host talks with various guests focusing the question How do we want to work?

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whatstodo.design Part I

talk

Bela Meiers, Jandra Böttger, Rana Karan with: Lasse Kroll

Questioning the working conditions in the cultural industry and looking for strategies to politicize design practice. In a threefold talk series, Rana Karan, Jandra Boettger and Béla Meiers will host talks with various guests focusing the question How do we want to work?

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Gathering the Given, Sampling the System

talk show

Ariana Dongus

The thursday talkshow is a recurring format hosted by guests from various backgrounds. Focusing on the week’s thematical focus, projects from different disciplines will have a closer look at common denominators, shedding light on the subject from multiple perspectives.

AI and I

screening

Felix Plachtzik

"AI and I" is a series of experiments that imagine a collaboration between me as a designer and an AI. I've let an AI be part of a creative process to find out how it affects daily design processes, the automatization of design and how it may lead to new (better and worse) design perspectives.

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Das Archiv diskutiert Teil 3: Forschen im und mit dem Archiv

discussion

Theresa Rößler with: Prof. Susanne Kriemann, Christina Scheib, Olivia Jaques, Judith Milz, Friederike Schäfer, Marlies Surtmann

In the course of four online panel discussions, Theresa Rößler will talk to archivists, art historians and graphic designers about current challenges and perspectives of archiving.

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Week 2

Stretching Life / Finite Heights

Stretching Life / Finite Heights zooms in and out to challenge the existing borders of humanhood. Where do we end? What do we relate to, what do we depend on? Does empathy always only go hand in hand with pathetic fallacy? Where is the end to the flying fire we are currently riding on? These pressing questions are not only dealt with in artistic works, but also leave their imprints on the way, in which products and books are conceptualized.

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Electric Animal

reading

Desiree Kabis

In a scenic reading, Desiree Kabis describes her encounter with the Electric Animal, accompanied by images of the machine's first contact with organic material.

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Stretching Life / Finite Heights

talk show

Weekly Talk Show, Seraphine Meya

This week’s Thursday Talkshow will be moderated by HfG-alumna Seraphine Meya. She currently works on her doctoral thesis at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, researching Humor, Optimism and Utopia in Art/Activism.

Guter Dinge

theater play

Leonie Ohlow

Leonie Ohlow exhibits one of her kinetic machine-things and will show a video documentation of her performative installation Guter Dinge that investigates the interplay between machine-things, performer, spoken text and choreography.

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Das Archiv diskutiert Teil 2: Materialien ergreifen und begreifen

discussion

Theresa Rößler with: Aart van Bezooijen, Ina Grabosch, Julia Ihls, Julia Lütolf, Franziska Müller-Reissmann

In the course of four online panel discussions, Theresa Rößler will talk to archivists, art historians and graphic designers about current challenges and perspectives of archiving.

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Week 1

Future of Memories

Future of Memories is concerned with the tensionful relations of pasts and futures, compromising everything in between: the lived present, the intensity of presence, the wish to remember things long forgotten and the desire to anticipate and realize – vergegenwärtigen – things not thinkable in the now – and how is artificial intelligence shaping the means and ends of remembrance? Different artistic and theoretic approaches look at archival practices, mnemonic techniques, storytelling methods and narrative practices in various media and formats.

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There are Biocomposites Growing in my Garden – part 2

There are Biocomposites Growing in my Garden – part 1

How can we produce shapes and objects without having to resort to common composite materials? And how can we apply this knowledge decentrally on a basic level for everyone? biocomposites workshop, part of the »Driving the Human Festival« by ZKM and HfG for more information: bit.ly/biocomposites

Der Zerfall der Sprache

radio play

Franziska Vogel

In her multi channel radio play, Franziska Vogel examines the diversity of language and neurosciences, through A. Lurija's case studies.

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Future of Memories

talk show

Weekly Talk Show, Andrej Mirčev with: Franziska Vogel

In this week’s talkshow, performance scholar, artist and dramaturge Andrej Mircev will share his thoughts on the chapter’s topic Future of Memories. In his theoretical and artistic work, the notion of archives and heterogenous temporalities plays a distinctive role.

Heartline

video

Line Sexauer

The piece "Heartline" shows how fairground rides extract themselves from their urban surrounding to thereafter reintegrate almost invisibly back into a still frame.

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The Ñandu's Footprint

video

Barbara Acevedo

A filmic exploration of the construction of reality through storytelling—based on the neo-extractivist conflict between the Chilean State and the Mapuche. The journey through recordings, vestiges and imaginations collapses with the present time in a conversation with a guest which will be held in the following weeks (tba).

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Das Archiv diskutiert Teil 1: Sichern, erschließen und (re-)präsentieren

discussion

Theresa Rößler with: Felix Mittelberger, Andrea Neidhöfer, Dr. Katharina Neuburger, Esther Neumann, Christiane Wachsmann

In the course of four online panel discussions, Theresa Rößler will talk to archivists, art historians and graphic designers about current challenges and perspectives of archiving.

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Opening

Opening

The studio presents works by graduates of communication design, product design, media art, exhibition design and scenography as well as art research and media philosophy. With this collaborative effort by graduates for graduates from all areas of the HfG, we hope to provide an important part of last year's academic production with the publicity denied to them in corona times.

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Opening