This workshop is based upon the experiences and the recent outcomes of the international Necropolis Project, a multi-media research cooperation and initiative. In an experimental role play, this workshop focuses on the art shifts during World War I and the pivotal year 1918 with photographic means: Shattered perspectives and odd angles. Absurd compositions and broken harmonies. Coherent wholes transformed to disparate fragments. Geometric patterns and forms as reduction. Multilayer and early mixed media. New readings, new contents, new aesthetics…
The participants will be split up in two groups – the angels and the soldiers. Within the groups, you will experiment with portraiture. In a second step, the results will be transformed by the opposite group and vice versa. This “game” will help us create an installation that unmasks individual as well as national prejudices from a time long gone with the help of visual methods that we take for granted today.
Originally starting in a Berlin architecture master class, today more than 140 people (aged 16 to 82) coming from 17 nations contribute to the Necropolis Project. They push the project to an even broader European level as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018. The project incorporates audio-visual reflections on remembering conflicts, civil unrest, war, atrocities, destruction and death in digital collages and montages.
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The Necropolis Project is a multi-media research cooperation and initiative that commemorates conflicts, civil unrest, war, atrocities, destruction and death in digital collages and montages. Originally starting in a Berlin architecture master class, today more than 140 people (aged 16 to 82) coming from 17 nations push the project to an even broader European level as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018.
TIM VAN BEVEREN
- More than 30 years of experience as a journalist, photographer, cameraman and filmmaker
- Involved in the development of several award-winning film and television productions as author, director and co-worker
- Reported from several crises and war zones
- Received her PhD at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg
- Professor for “design, interior planning and virtual media realization” at Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin since 2001
- Responsible for the conversion and expansion of the “Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin” into the Department for Contemporary Art of the National Gallery