Based on their own question – in line with the annual theme of the +Colabor-modules – the students develop their own visual projects. They draw on existing skills and learn how to use different media (photography, video, animation, mixed media, illustration, etc.) and refer to theoretical concepts regarding narrative techniques, representation of real situations in media, image theories and research strategies (Biemann, Forensic Architecture, Imhof/Omlin etc.).
One focus is on their own thematic research, which is discussed and critically reviewed and further developed in terms of the quality of its content. Questions about dramaturgy and the relationship between research, material and presentation are discussed in regular individual coaching sessions and group discussions.
Based on the annual theme of the +Colabor-modules, students develop their own visual projects with media of their choice, which they conceive, plan and realise individually or in groups. They receive input on research methods, dramaturgy and the work of various visual storytellers, who differ significantly from each other. Corresponding theoretical readings and discussions deepen the understanding of the respective topic and enable a more precise media application.
For the students’ respective projects, individual presentation solutions will be found through open discourse and exchange within the group. The aim is to experiment, possibly to experience the creative potential of failure, but above all to listen to oneself and one's own interests and intentions and to develop and pursue one's own imagination.
Johanna Lier (Module responsibility), Salvatore Vitale, Andrea Diefenbach