Vertiefende Einführungsveranstaltung Künstlerische Fotografie

24 October, 2017 - 10:00

Am Dienstag, den 24.10.2017, möchte der Fachbereich 'Künstlerische Fotografie', das sind Prof. Susanne Kriemann, Friederike Schäfer und Jonas Zilius, gerne alle Studierenden zu einer vertiefenden Einführung der Seminare einladen. Von 10 bis 12.30 Uhr stellen wir das Programm (die Seminare, Workshops und Exkursionen) bei einem Frühstück in unserem gemeinsamen Arbeitsraum #101 vor.


On Tuesday, October 24th, the chair of 'Photography, that is Prof. Susanne Kriemann, Friederike Schäfer and Jonas Zilius, invites all students to an in-depth introduction of the seminars offered this semester. From 10 am to 12.30 pm, there will be a presentation of the entire program (seminars, workshops and field trips) over a breakfast in our communal working space at #101.

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20 October, 2017 - 12:00

Tuesday Night Open Studio Review

28 April, 2015 - 19:00
12 May, 2015 - 19:00
26 May, 2015 - 19:00
9 June, 2015 - 19:00
23 June, 2015 - 19:00
7 July, 2015 - 19:00
14 July, 2015 - 19:00

This open evening class is dedicated to presentations of new work. As in previous semesters we continue to hold a group based critique of artwork in an informal atmosphere. We will ask for presentations in each session by both new students as well as advanced students.

Furthermore we would like to see at least two presentations by each student (especially all students of the media department) one presentation early in the semester and the other one towards the end of the semester. The class is an opportunity to present work and share concerns and opinions with the rest of the group.


Presentations by appointment can be worked out with Tobias Wootton per Email: Dates:

Observing the Vesuvius – A show and a Publication at the Vesuvius Observatory, Naples

15 April, 2015 - 16:15
28 April, 2015 - 15:15
12 May, 2015 - 15:15
26 May, 2015 - 15:15
9 June, 2015 - 15:15
23 June, 2015 - 15:15
14 July, 2015 - 15:15

Preparation for exhibition in May 2015, in collaboration with ‘Stalker’, Prof. Beat Wyss (Kunstwissenschaft), Prof. Andreas Müller (Szenografie und Ausstellungsdesign) sowie Prof. Michael Clegg, Prof.Armin Linke and Tobias Wootton (Medienkunst - Fotografie). Following the Ten-day workshop with the ‘Stalker Walking School’ that took place in March 2015 in the Vesuvius region, we are invited by local institutions to develop a first exhibition to be showcased in the Vesuvius Observatory.

Founded in 1849 by Lord Hamilton as the world’s first Volcanological Observatory, it nowadays functions as a research station and museum, and will reopen to the public in May 2015, featuring dedicated displays of artifacts and milestones in the history of volcanic studies. Our resulting exhibition will take the form of a dialogue between the two modes of display – the scientific and the art oriented (with emphasis on the social and urban conditions of the communities surrounding the Vesuvius). Following the opening of the show at the Vesuvius observatory ( we will continue to work on a related publication and further develop the project towards a larger exhibition in Pompeii. Participation is open
to students who had visited the region for the walk in 2013 and the walk during May 2015.
Students from graphic design, Exhibition Design and Art theory are invited to join the working group to contribute.

Einführung Plotterraum MK-FOTO

30 October, 2014 - 11:00

Alle die Interesse daran haben Negative und Dias in hoher Qualität zu scannen und die Arbeitsplätze zur Bildbearbeitung zu nutzen sind herzlich eingeladen im Raum 102 vorbeizuschauen.


Felix Buchholz –

Robert Hamacher –


Berlin Exkursion

24 November, 2014 (All day)
25 November, 2014 (All day)
26 November, 2014 (All day)
27 November, 2014 (All day)
We will visit a number of exhibitions and studios, among which a show by Clegg and Guttmann in Potsdam Kunstverein as well as ‘The Anthropocene Observatory’ at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, with participation of Armin Linke.

We will also attempt to visit the Bundespresseamt, that control the visual output for the German government, as well as others media institutions that use photography.

Mandatory for 1st year Students who want to work within Media-Art/Photography.


Einführung in das Farblabor

Haishu Chen


Es werden grundlegende Techniken der Fachvergrößerung und der Farbentwicklung vermittelt. Die Einführung ist Vorraussetzung für das Arbeiten im Farblabor.


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e-pub — a new medium for art publishing?

ca. 1–2 Termine im Semester, nach Ankündigung  //  Raum 101

In collaboration with the lecture series by Jan Wenzel (Spector Books), as well as Barbara Kuon (MPh) and Prof. Urs Lehni (KD), we will invite a number of specialists to further discuss and investigate the potential of e-publishing as a new medium for artistic and scientific publishing. Dates tba.


Fotosequenz und „Buchbild“

22 October, 2014 - 10:15
19 November, 2014 - 10:15
17 December, 2014 - 10:15
21 January, 2015 - 10:15

Jan Wenzel


Wednesdays, 22.10.14, 19.11.14, 17.12.14, 21.01.15   //  10:15 – 11:30 Uhr  //  Raum 101

 Die meisten Fotobücher sind als Bildsequenz aufgebaut. Während für den Film die Beziehung zwischen Einzelbild und Bildfluss theoretisch vielfach bearbeitet wurde, fehlt für den Bereich des Buches eine vergleichbare Auseinandersetzung mit der medienspezifischen Bildgrammatik. Das Seminar erforscht an einer Reihe von Fotobüchern den Aufbau von Sequenzen und die jeweilige Relation zwischen Einzelbild/Einzelseite und Bildfolge/Seitenfluss. Die Frage ist: Kann man von einem „Buchbild“ sprechen? Verändert das Medium die Lesbarkeit und unser Verständnis einer Fotografie?

* Jan Wenzel (Spector Books, Leipzig) konnte als Partner für eine neue Publikationsreihe der HFG gewonnen werden und wird individuelle Buchprojekte von Studierenden betreuen.


Sound Images

29 October, 2014 - 13:30
12 November, 2014 - 13:30
10 December, 2014 - 13:30
14 January, 2015 - 13:30
28 January, 2015 - 13:30
11 February, 2015 - 13:30
Wednesdays, 29.10.14, 12.11.14, 10.12.14, 14.01.15, 28.01.15, 11.02.15  //  13:30 – 16:00  //  Room 101

In this bi-weekly seminar we will produce ‘sound images’ of landscape (mostly urban) using variety of recording techniques and postproduction editing methods. The seminar will include a workshop with Frank Halbig (MK-Sound) that will familiarize you with sound recording. The results may be ‚exhibited‘ in a radio show or podcasts. The general subject of sound displacement and Synesthesia will serve as a departure point.


On Pompeii

29 October, 2014 - 10:00
12 November, 2014 - 10:00
10 December, 2014 - 10:00
14 January, 2015 - 10:00
28 January, 2015 - 10:00
11 February, 2015 - 10:00
Wednesdays, 29.10.14, 12.11.14, 10.12.14, 14.01.15, 28.01.15, 11.02.15   //  10:00 –12:30  //  Room 112

Preparation for exhibition in Spring 2015, in collaboration with ‘STALKER’, Prof. Beat Wyss (KW) and Prof. Andreas Müller (SZAD)

Under the immanent threat of Vesuvius’ eruption, everything about the situation in the gulf of Naples seems to be complex and contradictory, archaic and precarious. In case of an eruption, about two million people are to be evacuated—the same number of people that visit the ruins of Pompeii every year.

One of the most beautiful landscapes of the world is currently collapsing under the weight of contemporary culture, real estate speculation, and decaying industry due to the European economic crisis. Exclusivity and exclusion, fragmentation and isolation, emergency and spectacle, actualize the “miseria e nobiltá” historical character of Naples/ Pompeii and its surroundings.

The aim of the seminar is to investigate Pompeii‘s contemporary myth, its growth from the first excavations in 1748 until today, by examining the cultural, environmental and social contradictions between the famous archaeological tourist site and its surroundings. In addition the seminar will examine the changing modes of displaying archaeological objects and how they contribute to the construction of the various narratives of Pompeii.

In collaboration with Prof. Beat Wyss and Prof. Andreas Müller the seminar will feature encounters with the architectural activists ‚STALKER‘ and the Naples based cultural institution Sudlab as well as with specialists of both Pompeii’s archaeological and cultural management. The research will result in an exhibition in Pompeii in Spring 2015 as well as in a publication.

Seminar sessions will be held on a 2-weekly basis in Karlsruhe with guests from Pompeii, followed by a workshop onsite in Pompeii. Final dates for the trip / show tba.


Open Studio Review

28 October, 2014 - 19:00
11 November, 2014 - 19:00
9 December, 2014 - 19:00
13 January, 2015 - 19:00
27 January, 2015 - 19:00
10 February, 2015 - 19:00
This open evening class is dedicated to presentations of new work. As in previous semesters we continue to hold a group based critique of artwork in an informal atmosphere.

Each session we will motivate presentations by both new students as well as further experienced students. The class is an opportunity to present work and share concerns and opinions with the rest of the group. Open to all HfG students, presentations by appointment with


Prof. Michael Clegg will present an overview of his work on October 28th, Prof. Armin Linke and Tobias Wootton will present their work on October 11th.


Tuesdays, 28.10.14, 11.11.14, 09.12.14, 13.01.15, 27.01.15, 10.02.15, // 19:00 – 22:00 // Room 101


Art On The Double

28 October, 2014 - 15:30
11 November, 2014 - 15:30
9 December, 2014 - 15:30
13 January, 2015 - 15:30
27 January, 2015 - 15:30
10 February, 2015 - 15:30

This practical seminar focuses on art production in various methods, using photography, video, public intervention, performance and what not. We will also look how photography as an artistic practice differentiates itself from other channels of cultural production. In each session we will make new work based on collective assignments, which will be done individually or in groups. We will invite artists from the nearby art academies to participate and lead one or two sessions. This crash coarse will offer a variety of ‘Almost instant recipes’ for art making—we promise.

Mandatory for 1st year Students, recommended for 2nd year Students who want to focus working within Media-Art/Photography. Open for all students.


Tuesdays, every two weeks

28.10., 11.11., 09.12., 13.01., 27.01., 10.02., // 15:30–18:00 // Room 101


Excursion to Deutsches Museum

Excursion to the Deutsches Museum in Munic for Anthropocene Project

Introduction to Art ( & Life)

Prof. Michael Clegg
Prof. Armin Linke
Tobias Wootton
Fach:  Medienkunst - Fotografie

Zeit:  dienstags, 14.30-18 Uhr, 14-täglich (05.11/ 19.11./03.12/17.12/ 14.01/28.01/11.02)
Ort:  Raum 101/ Lichthöfe der HFG
This introduction to art and visual thinking is offered to the new students of the HfG media department and is part of an overall plan to develop a foundation – a series of classes the Media department’s aspects (Sound, Film, Photography, Gaming).
Nevertheless, the class is open to all interested students.
We will address fundamental Art imaging issues and attempt to create a common horizon of knowledge about the field. The introduction to visual thinking is both on theoretical and practical levels and will require you to produce an artwork that will be evaluated at the end of the term.
The Workshop will concentrate on the production of artwork in a group context, in each session we will try to realise an artwork, (i.e. performance, photography, public intervention etc.) with the participation and help of the entire group.