This year's Media Campus, a popular meeting place for young artists from international higher education institutions, presents a fresh, diverse programme. In two own exhibitions, six film programmes and lectures by three higher education institutions, Media Campus shows what young Media Art from 16 different countries currently represents. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to create mash up works in two workshops.
The "sound reflections" exhibition in the Turm Bürgergehorsam presents media installations that not only explore the perception of the individual but also invite individuals to utilise their sense organs in an atypical interconnected manner. Eyes and ears are put to the test in an unusual way.
v+ - expanded timecode vinyl
Light objects are projected onto a white record. These objects are linked up to sound samples. A sound is created when the needle of the record player touches such an object.
An installation consisting of several glass gadgets, each of which contains a biological component: a single human hair. Based on the hair samples of the individual donors, each one of the machineries emits a specific sound.
Non visual film
The non-visual film calls for the viewer to see the film in complete darkness with their eyes closed and to listen to the sound. After all, our eye-lids let through sufficient light to make it a visual experience possible only with closed eyes.
Augen zu Basel
This is a film in which the audience sees a guided tour of Basel, albeit only in a few images. The audience must rely on the signs and noises to be able to get an idea of Basel.
At the Stadtgaleriecafé, under the title "living entities", a mixture of installations will be presented that all, in their own way, reflect life, creating an arch between nature and culture. Individual installations call on visitors to establish close contact. Only then is the work of art complete.
In line with this context, a documentary by Mainz University of Applied Sciences on their project "Visualizing Europe" will be presented. In this project, data from the European statistics authority "Eurostat" is evaluated, enabling us to experience it in a more intuitive manner.
5 monitors show a digital silhouette animation that explores the theme of the overproduction of humans, information and goods.
Everyday life – every day, countless actions are repeated. Every day, I sleep, I eat, I work. Do these everyday, repetitive actions resemble typing on computer keyboards? The globe from keyboard parts can incite such thoughts.
scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre and Anaïs met den Ancxt
Akousmaflore is an interactive installation, a small garden, consisting of musical plants that react to human gestures and gentle touching. Each one reacts differently and emits an individual sound, leading to the creation of a plant concert.
Mainz University of Applied Sciences visualises various data and interesting issues from the European statistics authority "Eurostat" by processing. A documentary about this project will be presented in the Stadtgaleriecafé.
22 April at 4 pm in Haus der Jugend:
In a lecture by Professor Philipp Pape, Mainz University of Applied Sciences will present his project "Visualizing Europe." The aim of the project was to make data and information artistically visible through design.
23 April at 1 pm in Haus der Jugend:
In his lecture "Experimental audio-visual interactions in film," Professor Lensing presents the results of his seminars, using the example of a selection of short films by students at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
22 April at 6 pm in Haus der Jugend:
IIn the film class of Professor Dr. Harald Schleicher, Akademie für Bildende Künste Mainz, students are given the opportunity to find their own cinematic form of expression, and to evolve within it authentically and subjectively. The students present themselves in thirteen short films.
22 April at 8 pm in Haus der Jugend:
Professor Jörg Udo Lensing from Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts introduces his students to an experimental film in which creativity can develop free of commercial aspects. In eight films, the film programme will show an overview of the resulting works.
TRASH UP, Workshop
24 April from 10 am to 3 pm in Haus der Jugend:
Remix distinct passages from your favourite song into a simple sound event, and underscore them with elementary video sequences that defy digital technological progress. The result: a trashy mini music clip film. An experiment, led by the media artist Joanna Schulte.
Erik Schmelz: Workshop
23 April from 10 am to 3 pm in Haus der Jugend
Out of the black box! From an idea to a multimedia installation. In the workshop, an artistic exploration is made into how different media can complement each other and correspond with each other in a space.