Welcome to the department of
MEDIA, TREND & PUBLIC APPEARANCE
A forum for production, exhibition, exchange and dialogue about contemporary practice, trend and work/life paradigms. We are looking to see which definitions hide behind the terms "Art" and "Design" and which skills are inherently "artistic". We take forms from everyday life and bend them to become public events. We investigate labor, public service, design practice, conversational skill, public identity and aesthetic prowess. We catalogue lifestyles. We archive daily life phenomena. We share responsibility between practitioner and viewer. We live by our own design, create our own definitions and enjoy freedom in our occupation. We place a frame around social norms and offer them up for new investigation. We point a finger in a specific direction and request that certain elements be given a closer look. We construct a metaphorical parentheses and we add punctuation. Self Starter. Cottage Industry. Do It Yourself. Be Your Own Boss.
FUTURE VINTAGE lecture series summer 2014 T'ai Smith (Vancouver)
T'ai Smith – senior fellow of the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM[http://www.ikkm-weimar.de International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy]) – will give a lecture about the history of The Bauhaus Weaving Workshop and how the work of weavers like Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl evolved along with political and aesthetic changes at the school. The lecture will be held in English and is a result of this year's collaboration between IKKM[http://www.ikkm-weimar.de International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy] and the student initiative Textilwerkstatt. More information here ...
poster: Yan Ziegner
FUTURE VINTAGE publication
accompanies the FUTURE VINTAGE lecture series 2013/14.
Lovely handmade limited edition with 64 pages. Design and layout by Yan Ziegner.
Photographs by Ina Niehoff and Wiebke Müller. Order your copy here ...
picture: Ina Niehoff
SSSommersemester – summer semester. Usually this is followed by the year. If not it could be something else. 2014
- Note To Self – Projekt (BFABachelor of Fine Arts – undergraduate students will graduate with this degree), Prof. Christine Hill, Sebastian Helm
- Develop a regular routine for idea reflection and notation!
- Note To Self – Projekt (MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree), Prof. Christine Hill, Katrin Steiger
- Develop a regular routine for idea reflection and notation! This course will be held in English.
- Genauso wie Béchamel eigentlich ein Name für ein Pferd sein müsste. – Werkmodul (BFABachelor of Fine Arts – undergraduate students will graduate with this degree), Katrin Steiger
- An exploration of the Futurist Cuisine and other artistic strategies to define food preparation as conceptual art.
- Grandiose Simulanten – Fachmodul (MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree), Sebastian Helm
- Different kinds of simulation with a strong focus on art and design.
SETTING UP SHOP at MoMA in New York
A workshop instructed by Christine Hill on 9th March 2014 more ...
Christine Hill in the Volksboutique Small Business. Photograph © Felix Oberhage
WSWintersemester - winter semester 2013/14
- Einführungsmodul – only for Erstsemester BFABachelor of Fine Arts – undergraduate students will graduate with this degree (!), Katrin Steiger und Sebastian Helm
- Introduction to Fiber – Werkmodul (BFABachelor of Fine Arts – undergraduate students will graduate with this degree), Katrin Steiger
- Various textile processing techniques and their innovative reuse. A cooperative project with the textile workshop at Bauhaus University.
- Trendscouting – Werkmodul (BFABachelor of Fine Arts – undergraduate students will graduate with this degree), Sebastian Helm
- Targeted archiving, visualization and organization of promising research - be your personal trend scout!
- The archive of people we don't know until now – Werkmodul (BFABachelor of Fine Arts – undergraduate students will graduate with this degree), Ina Niehoff
- Different ways to approach a stranger.
- Newsletter – Werkmodul (BFABachelor of Fine Arts – undergraduate students will graduate with this degree), Ina Niehoff
- Our newsletter has no limits, because it's about us.
- Totaltheater – Fachmodul (MFAMaster of Fine Arts – graduate students will receive this degree), Katrin Steiger und Sebastian Helm
- Explore modern and future theater ideas.
* LECTURE SERIES
** AUS DEM NÄHKÄSTCHEN...
Fritz Haeg lecture Nov. 2010
„Aus dem Nähkästchen…“ is a lecture series curated by Prof. Christine Hill.
Since 2005, well-known international practitioners have been invited to discuss their work and reveal certain "trade secrets".
The following artists/ practitioners have presented their work within Nähkästchen lecture series:
Doris Berger (Berlin)
Brett Bloom/ Temporary Services (Chicago)
Booklyn (CK Wilde and Marshall Weber) (Brooklyn)
Regine Debatty (Berlin)
John Freyer (Iowa City, Iowa)
Hope Ginsburg (Richmond)
Fritz Haeg (Los Angeles/ Rome)
Rafael Horzon (Berlin)
Michael Johansson (Malmö/ Berlin)
Fawn Krieger (New York)
Prem Krishnamurthy (New York)
Joanne Moar (Cologne)
Christoph Niemann (Berlin/ New York)
Timothy Nohe (Baltimore)
Pepón Osorio (Philadelphia)
Felix Sattler (Weimar/ Berlin)
Carey Young (London)
** FUTURE VINTAGE lecture series
posters: Yan Ziegner
„Future Vintage" lecture series was initiated by product design students (Faculty of Art and Design) Wiebke Müller and Henriette Abitz and organized in collaboration with Textilwerkstatt (students initiative) and Katrin Steiger (artistic assistant and lecturer at department Media,Trend & Public Appearance). National and international artists, designers and inventors are invited to conduct workshops with students and discuss various textile experiments within their field of work.
FUTURE VINTAGE lectures and workshops in WSWintersemester - winter semester 2013/14 with following guests:
- Anna Nordstöm (Stockholm)
- New Tendency (Berlin)
- Annette Fauvel (Halle)
- Novanex (Leipzig)
- Anne Trautwein (Halle)
- current information ...
* PROJECT ARCHIVE
A comprehensive archive of student work, class projects, thesis presentations and research pursuits is pending.
more content soon
* TEAM – WHO WE ARE
||Prof. Christine Hill
Marienstraße 5, Raum 206
Telefon: +49 3643 / 58-3870
volksboutique.org - Christine Hill's studio
||M.F.A. Katrin Steiger|
Artistic Assistant and Lecturer
Marienstraße 5, Raum 207
Telefon: +49 3534 / 58-3884
||Dipl. Des. Sebastian Helm|
Artistic Assistant and Lecturer
Marienstraße 5, Raum 207
Telefon: +49 3534 / 58-3874
||Dipl. Des. Ina Niehoff|
Guest Lecturer 2013/14
Marienstraße 5, Raum 106
Telefon: +49 3643 / 58-3805
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