17 September 2021
Drawing in the Nature Lab
The graphic preoccupation with nature teaches seeing in the sense of conscious perception. Through eye and hand, drawing helps to gain an embodied understanding of the form. In the play with translation and abstraction, we will develop our artistic perspectives.
The workshop is intended to provide intensive access to the study of the plant world. Historical templates from the Berlin University of the Arts teaching archives, as well as models and plant samples from the Botanical Museum, will serve us as a starting point. In the Botanical Garden, we will collect field experiences and rediscover the isolated plant part in its context. Then we will research the collected samples at the Humboldt University's Microscopy Centre and explore structures and growth principles in the microcosm. The participants of the workshop should transfer this comprehensive inventory into further artistic investigations and realize their graphical interpretation of the plant world.
Kerstin Hille and Oliver Thie
EUR 550: Course fee
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