For the fifth time the Culture House Häselburg will host the Summer Academy from August 2 to 14, 2021. This year, the courses come in the footprint of the pandemic where consensus forms around "digitality" in continuing artistic offerings. New media, formats and structures require sensitivity and new creative ways of thinking. In line with this, the courses at the Summer Academy focus on sensing one's own perception in analog and digital space. From the development of one's own avatar to physical engagement in the theater.
Nationally renowned artists will each give one-week art courses for interested participants aged 14 years and older.
Planned workshops for this year include: Performance theater with Berlin director Lydia Ziemke, Creative Writing with Gotha poet Nancy Hünger, Printmaking with Gera artist Thomas Prochnow, Photography with Pierre Mascret from Lille (F), and Digital Art with Alla Popp and Alex Traka from the music and performance project BBB.
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Workshops will take place from 10 am to 6 pm or by appointment with the instructor.
date: 02. - 14. August 2021
with Thomas Prochnow, artist, Gera
Screen printing is an ancient printing technique based on the principle of a grid (screen) and a stencil. Today, screen printing is produced mainly by photo-technical means. Less known to most is that almost anything is possible in screen printing - even without photo exposure and without much equipment. Using two different screen forms, the course will "paint" directly onto the screen using positive and negative techniques. Stencils will be cut and torn and then photographic motifs and lettering will be implemented directly. We will also play with monotype techniques that allow for spontaneous "painting". The workshop will introduce screen printing techniques. The goal is not only to realize one's own work independently, but to get to know the experimental possibilities of screen printing in order to possibly set up one's own small screen printing workshop at home.
Workshop in German
Before Thomas Prochnow studied Fine Art and Sculpture (Dipl.) At the Dresden University of Fine Arts with Prof. Monika Brandmeier, he was active as a graffiti artist in Gera. This experience shapes his artistic work to this day. He was a master student of Prof. Christian Sery at the HfBK Dresden and has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Berlin, Dresden, Essen, Los Angeles and New York, among others. Prochnow is represented by the Semjon Contemporary gallery in Berlin.
More from Thomas Prochnow at www.thomas-prochnow.de
August 02. - 07. 2021
with Nancy Hünger, independent poet, Gotha
The workshop is open to everyone! To those who already have literary work and/or have already published, as well as to those without previous literary experience, who want to bring the desire to write and learn with and from each other. The focus of the workshop is not only on creative strategies for testing texts, but above all on developing a critical standard for evaluating texts. From the diary to the poem, various modes of expression will be tested and discussed together.
Workshop in German.
Nancy Hünger, born in 1981, studied fine art at the Bauhaus University Weimar and then devoted herself entirely to literature.
She lives as a freelance writer in Gotha. In autumn 2008 she received a Hermann Lenz grant, and in 2012 the Düren grant for poetry.
In 2011 she was Jena city clerk and in 2013 she received a scholarship from the Künstlerhaus Edenkoben. In 2014, Nancy Hünger received
the Caroline Schlegel Prize of the City of Jena, and in 2015 the Thuringian Literature Scholarship Harald Gerlach.
More from Nancy Hünger at https://www.lyrikline.org/en/poems/das-gezweig-bin-ich-11586
August 02. - 07. 2021
Digital Art Workshop
with BBB, from artist-duo Alla Popp and Alex Traka, Frankfurt am Main
The workshop HYBRID SELF by BBB (Alla Popp and Alex Traka) deals with questions and possibilities of self-digitization and explores self-presentation in the metaverse of physical and virtual reality. In an experimental way, the relationships between digital bodies, analog spaces and narration through sound are explored. A smartphone and laptop are required for participation.
Workshop in English and German.
BBB_ (Alla Popp and Alex Traka), is a digitally advanced music and performance project. The duo has been working together since 2015 and deals with ambivalent situations that take place at the interface between human and non-human existence and speculates about states of mind, relationships and self-perceptions that are changed by socially and emotionally intelligent digital technologies. Both studied electronic media at the HFG Offenbach and the Tongji University, Shanghai.
More from Alla Popp and Alex Traka at https://homepage-bbb.com/.
August 09. - 14. 2021
with Pierre Mascret, artist and graphic designer, Lille (F)
In the photo workshop "Urban Landscapes" with graphic designer Pierre Mascret, participants will make their own pop-up book of Gera cityscapes. In the workshop different media will be tried out. First, participants will take a photo walk through the city with reflections on composition and design. Then the participants can compose their own cityscapes with pop-up technique, so that a joint pop-up book can be created, which will then also be bound by themselves.
Workshop in English
École Supérieure d'Art et de Design, Valenciennes et al. completed with honors with Laura Henno, Djamel Kokene, Emilie Houssa and Loraine Furter. His work fluctuates between the fields of activity. He sees himself as a picture author and uses various media (photography, infographics, typography, installation, video, sculpture, performance, layout and book design).
More from Pierre Mascret on https://www.pierremascret.com/.
August 09. - 14. 2021
Theater und Performance Workshop
with Lydie Ziemke, independent theater director, Berlin
A play is built of moving bodies in space, which become a series of images with text, sounds, music and objects. As a whole, it means an exaggeration of life.
We want to disentangle these elements, look at them in detail, process them, work them out and put them together again. In doing so, we will explore the relationship between the realistic and the abstract, testing the merits of rehearsed and improvised material. Above all, there is the dramaturgy, which we develop at the beginning and then implement step by step with all elements on stage.
Workshop in English and German
Lydia Ziemke, born in Potsdam, studied classical philology and theater directing in Edinburgh and London. Since 2011 she has been realizing transnational theater projects and context programs with the suite42 company, with a focus on collaborations with companies and authors from the Middle East and North Africa. Since 2018 she has been part of the collective artistic direction of Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg, Berlin. Lydia develops radio plays and features, e.g. for Deutschlandradio Kultur and the Kunstfest Weimar, and publishes essays and articles, e.g. for Zenith Online and mikrotext.
More from Lydia Ziemke at www.suite42.org
09. - 14. August 2021