Drawing as Desiring Machine - Summeracademy Salzburg 2011

Here are some images from the final show of this years Summer-Academy Class "Drawing as Desiring-Machine".  Actually, I am quite proud about the fantastic, sometimes explosive, results. A Desiring Machine indeed. Keep up the spirits and the good work, everybody. Many more pictures from th Academy are on Sigrid's flickr page. Check it out!
Course: Christoph Schäfer, Assistance: Tanja Boukal
 
Hannahlisa Kunyik
Fotografiert von / Photographed by Susanne Mariacher

Hannahlisa Kunyik
Fotografiert von / Photographed by Susanne Mariacher 



Hannahlisa Kunyik
Fotografiert von / Photographed by Susanne Mariacher





Hannahlisa Kunyik
Fotografiert von / Photographed by Susanne Mariacher


Sommerakademie - Tag der offenen Tür, 2011


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Khai Ken Tai
De-Constructing Salzburg
  Khai Ken Tai
De-Constructing Salzburg


Khai Ken Tai
De-Constructing Salzburg

Khai Ken Tai
De-Constructing Salzburg


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Susanne Mariacher
ohne Titel/ Untitled

Susanne Mariacher
ohne Titel/ Untitled (detail)

Susanne Mariacher
ohne Titel/ Untitled (detail)


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Brigitte Dannhäuser
Die Städter und die Ratten
  Brigitte Dannhäuser
Die Städter und die Ratten


Brigitte Dannhäuser
Die Städter und die Ratten


Brigitte Dannhäuser
Die Städter und die Ratten


Brigitte Dannhäuser
Die Städter und die Ratten 


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Jenn Murray
Upmerge Series 2011


Jenn Murray
Upmerge Series 2011 (detail, slightly out of focus, sorry)


Jenn Murray
Upmerge Series 2011 (detail, slightly out of focus, sorry)


Jenn Murray
Upmerge Series 2011 (detail, slightly out of focus, sorry) 


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Tina Hainschwang
o.T./untitled





Tina Hainschwang
o.T./untitled 

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Tina Hainschwang
o.T./untitled 
Foto: Sigrid Ehemann
Sigrid's flickr page

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Giovanni Alberti
Gravity


Giovanni Alberti
Gravity



Giovanni Alberti
Gravity



Giovanni Alberti
Gravity


Giovanni Alberti
Gravity


Giovanni Alberti
Gravity 


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Vladimir Miladinovic
Golden age



Vladimir Miladinovic
Golden age



Vladimir Miladinovic
Golden age



Vladimir Miladinovic
Golden age



Vladimir Miladinovic
Golden age


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Ida Duswald
Stadt als Wunschmaschine


Ida Duswald
Stadt als Wunschmaschine


Ida Duswald
Stadt als Wunschmaschine


Ida Duswald
Stadt als Wunschmaschine 




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Sigrid Ehemann
salzburg I the invisible cities (detail)
Sigrid's "Invisble Cities" Series looks much better as a slideshow



 

Sigrid Ehemann
salzburg I the invisible cities (detail)






Sigrid Ehemann
salzburg I the invisible cities (detail)
Sigrid's "Invisble Cities" Series looks much better as a slideshow







Sigrid Ehemann
salzburg I the invisible cities
Sigrid's "Invisble Cities" Series looks much better as a slideshow







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Nina Gusenbauer
Titel? Ich überleg noch





  Nina Gusenbauer
Titel? Ich überleg noch 











Nina Gusenbauer
Titel? Ich überleg noch 




Nina Gusenbauer
Titel? Ich überleg noch 


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 Works not shown in the class but installed in Public Space:





locker-coding
Nicole Weniger



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Nicole Weniger



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Nicole Weniger


  
locker-coding
Nicole Weniger



locker-coding
Nicole Weniger




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Drawing as Desiring Machine Class (uncomplete)


Drawing as Desiring Machine Class (nearly complete) 
Foto: Brigitte Dannhäuser




Ida and Tanja during production


Hannahlisa and Susanne with iconoclastic (thanks Hemma) work



Sigrid, Ida and Nina hanging out at 32 degrees Celsius

Drawing as Desiring Machine Class (detail), Salzburg 2011

 I got fantastic responses from different people who saw the variety, depth, decision, honesty and artistic precision of this fine group of young and old artists participating. There were no fakes, no attempts to make something hollow "look-like-art" - but a lot of originality, style, talent, unconventional turns, big individual steps and moves on thin ice. Many people realized and appreciated the extreme individuality of our exhibition. Thanks for the nice work!
 
And, by the way, we had so much fun, with your spirited art and temperaments, what a pity, it's over.


Christoph Schäfer in front of Salzburg Panorama (Foto: Jenn Murray)




From the course program: "Individual conversations to investigate students' ideas and to develop their personal artistic language are at the centre of the course. The drawing may be seen as an end product or as a step towards an installation, painting, screenplay or utopian urban design. The main thing is that drawing should be used as a "desiring-machine" for constructing worlds of one's own.
 
The course is intended as a platform for the exchange of subjective approaches to work, with drawing taken as the means of urban exploration. We will develop drawing tools for the analysis and representation of urban structures. You will go on expeditions into unfamiliar or forgotten areas of the town. Small-scale adventures in the town and escape routes from everyday urban life will be sought out, and their textures decoded.
 
Excursions, shared reading of poetic and theoretical texts, exercises in getting lost, and an intensive exchange organised in experimental set-ups are designed for the mutual reinforcement of the two aspects of the course, enabling the students to achieve new ways of looking at things, as well as imaginatively to cross their own boundaries and try out new techniques and practices.
 
Drawing will be the primary medium, but during the course the medium will repeatedly be changed to narrated or written text. Photography and other visual techniques may also be used."