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06/23/2022 14:22

Hochschultage 2022: Invitation to think, experience and participate

Melisa Berktas Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Hochschule für Künste Bremen

    On July 2, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on July 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Hochschultage of the Hochschule für Künste (HfK), the university’s open house, will take place at and in Speicher XI in Bremen's Überseestadt. In addition to concerts, exhibitions and performances, visitors can experience what everyday life is like in the studios, workshops and ateliers and see what studying at the HfK is all about. Admission is free.

    Finally being together again, finally enjoying art, design, music and culture outdoor as well as indoor.

    Under the motto "Zusammensein / Post-Togetherness", the Hochschule für Künste (HfK) Bremen will hold its open house days on the weekend of July 2 and 3, 2022.

    Art enthusiasts, interested people and friends gain insights into the creative processes of students and lecturers who deal with current artistic, design and social issues. The intersection of art, politics, philosophy, design and science shows the potential of the HfK. With the interdisciplinary approach and by experimenting with different materials, media and working methods, many exhibition concepts, installations, performances, lectures, films and video artworks have been created in times of isolation and beyond. The same applies to concert programs with early music, jazz and contemporary compositions. All this can now be experienced at the Hochschultage 2022. The HfK students, lecturers and staff invite to think, experience and participate.

    In the multitude of public events, the Hochschultage undoubtedly mark a highlight in the calendar of the HfK. In the years before Corona, several thousand visitors took part in the discoveries in Speicher XI, getting to know future artists, designers and musicians and gaining an overview of current trends in art, music, digital media design and design. For those interested in studying, the Hochschultage also offer detailed information and advice about the courses on offer and the application and admission process.

    The official kick-off of the Hochschultage will be the opening event on July 2, 2022, starting at 2 p.m. In addition to speeches, the university prizes will be awarded for outstanding achievements in the study programs. Thanks to the re-scheduling of the Hochschultage to the summer, the container village in front of Speicher XI will also be used, for example for an open-air fashion show on July 3, 2022, at 2 p.m.

    Attention editors: For a preview, we invite all journalists to a press tour - for 1.7.2022, 11 a.m. Registrations can be sent to the press office until 30.6.2022 at 3 p.m.:

    Highlights of the Hochschultage music program

    Saturday, July 2, 2022, 4 p.m., Auditorium: percussionist Shi Yi and violinists Yujing Zhu and Francisco Javier Gomez perform works by Farangis Nurulla-Khoja ("False Ceiling," 2012), Ralf Kleinehanding ("19 Phrases," 2010) and Stuart Saunders Smith ("A River, Rose," 2014).

    Saturday, July 2, 2022, 5 p.m., Auditorium: Violinist Penghua Huang performs César Franck's Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano (1886) with a fellow student.

    Saturday, 2.7.2022, 7 p.m., Auditorium: University Award Music Laureate Concerts.

    Sunday 7/3/2022, 12 noon, Foundry: Early Music with Ella Marshall Smith (soprano), Samyar Fazelzadeh (Renaissance lute, theorbo), Alma Stoye (viola da gamba) and Michel Gattwinkel (tenor).

    Sunday 7/3/2022, 1 p.m., Auditorium: Francesca Di Pierro (piano), Claudia Jiménez Ramirez (violin), and Wan-yu Chang (cello) dedicate themselves to Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 (1845).

    Sunday 3.7.2022, 4 p.m., Auditorium: Pianist Simon Donat's program includes Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita Not. 2 in C minor BWV 826 (1727) and Robert Schumann's "Ghost Variations" (1854).

    Sunday 3.7.2022, 6 pm, Auditorium: Concert with the Pop Choir of the HfK and the University of Bremen.

    Highlights from the Faculty of Art and Design

    Digital Media Studies Program Presents Critical Poetic Works on Technologies, Location: 4.15 .070, 2.11.100, 3.10.020 , 2/3/7/2022, all day.

    Students of digital media deal critically and poetically with the topic of technology. More than 20 of their individual projects, many of which were created during the Corona period as artistic research projects, will now be shown publicly for the first time at the Hochschultage. For example, Lotta Stöver's interactive installation "Sleeping like mountains" (3.10.020). It allows visitors to be scanned by a 3-D scanner. Software compares the generated information with geological data and searches for a landscape formation somewhere on earth in which the topography of the scanned human body can be (re)discovered. Stöver's work is a plea to see humans not as an exception to evolution, but as an inseparable part of a more-than-human world. Another work is Qianxun Chen's "Plant Quartet" (2.11.100), a sound project that uses digital technology to transform biodata obtained from plants into sounds, offering an ambient listening experience.

    The course of studies in fine arts presents, besides exhibitions of the classes, the project Ukiyo-e / Japanese woodblock print", location: Speicherbühne, Segment 4, Floor 1, 2/3/7/2022, all day.

    Students at the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) of the Kunsthalle Bremen have been studying the internationally important collection of Japanese woodblock prints from the 17th to 19th centuries, which comprises over 600 sheets as well as block books. It was the pop art of its time - as a counter-design to imperial court art. The "pictures from the flowing world" (ukiyo-e) were printed in large editions and told of life in all its beauty. Since this art form has lost little of its fascination to this day, the Kunsthalle is looking for new ways to draw attention to the works. And so the HfK students' research project is one of scholarly teaching and artistic practice. The stimuli of the image sightings have given rise to their own works, which do not copy the originals but engage with them. More than a dozen students provide insights into the results of their work for the first time.

    The Integrated Design program presents, among many other works, "The Missing Segment," Location: Magazine (1.10.080), 2/7/2022, 3:30 p.m.

    "The Missing Segment" is an artistic research experiment in which students dare to engage with history, form a judgment, and challenge contemporary design. For a prototypical publication, they investigated the orientation of the Nordic Art College (NKH) in Bremen, which was founded during the Nazi regime. In particular, they looked at the so-called "Nordic racial ideology" and how it was shaped in art, design, and craft; the connections of Nazi art policy and ideology with Bremen's urban history; and the influence of locally prominent Nazi lecturers, such as Ottomar Anton and Ernst Gorsemann. Ludwig Roselius, who wanted to lay out Böttcherstrasse in Nazi aesthetics, also plays a role. The multi-layered design research and investigations extend to the present. The artistically designed publication was selected from 179 applicants for the shortlist of the competition "Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2022," where the Stiftung Buchkunst publishes the 17 best young designers' projects of the year.

    About the University of the Arts Bremen / Hochschule für Künste Bremen (HfK)
    The Hochschule für Künste Bremen is the leading art academy in Northwest Germany. With more than 1,000 students, 88 professors and 162 lecturers, the HfK Bremen offers a unique portfolio of courses and guarantees individual support for students in workshops, laboratories and studios as well as practice rooms and concert halls. The central quality of the HfK Bremen is the interdisciplinary connection of the different disciplines between art, design and music, which is developed in joint projects. The HfK Bremen has two locations, one in a historic warehouse building in the Überseestadt, the former docklands of Bremen, the other in a classicist building in the historic center of the city.
    The university and its activities, ranging from exhibitions and interventions in public spaces to concerts and festivals, is a pillar of Bremen's cultural offerings (about 400 events at the HfK Bremen) and offers students many opportunities to test their skills in front of an audience.
    As a historic Hanseatic city, Bremen has developed civic engagement, democratic traditions, idiosyncrasies and independence over centuries and is regarded in Germany as a pioneering and experimental city that is open to the new. Bremen is very popular among students as a place to live.

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