Berlin, Germany

Aesthetic Transformations: Inspiration Across Disciplinary Borders

online course
when 4 October 2021 - 8 October 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 490

How does inspiration come about? How do we find ideas? How can we create work together having various disciplinary backgrounds and working with different media and techniques?

In this workshop, we will focus on the idea-generating processes by experimenting with the cross-disciplinary creative practice of Aesthetic Transformation. The course is aimed at artists of all disciplines, designers, architects, and people who work in the creative sector and would like to experiment in an interdisciplinary environment and connect to the Berlin art and design scene.

The participant’s locations all over the world will serve us as a starting point for an inspirational journey. Sound, performance, dance, visual or conceptual artists, writers, poets, sculptors, designers, architects, and other creative practitioners will respond to a chosen site and develop their theme(s), followed by sequential works that act upon multiple interpretative statements of the participants. Individual work will connect to others, unfolding a collective, multi-perspective artistic investigation on the chosen sites, and developing topics.

The Aesthetic Transformation process will provide participants with a bounty of ideas and concepts, which can prove to be useful for their creative practice. Online 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 creative practice.

Course leader

Elvira Hufschmid and Margit Schild

Fee info

EUR 490: Course fee

Scholarships

Available – For more information please visit our website.