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Film & New Media

Program on November 18, 2022:

How do I realize my own artistic productions beyond the UdK structures? What role do festivals and other cultural institutions play in the development of my own artistic profile and professionalization?

18. November, 14:15 - 17:30 h: 
Talks with Tekla Aslanishvili, Johannes Büttner, Jessica Ekomane, Prof. Nina Fischer, Anja Dörken

Short Bios:

Tekla Aslanshivili graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 2009 and she holds a MFA from the Berlin University of the Arts - the department of Experimental Film and New Media Art (Prof. Hito Steyerl). Aslanishvili's films have been screened and exhibited at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, Short Film Festival Oberhausen, European Media Art Festival, among others.

Johannes Büttner studied at the UdK Berlin and then a two-year residency at de Ateliers in Amsterdam followed. He exhibited at the Istanbul Biennale 2019, Ruhr Ding 2021, Kunsthalle Mainz 2021, and Kunstverein Langenhagen 2022, and teaches at Bauhaus University, Head Geneva, and HGB Leipzig, among others. He is currently participating in the BPA // Berlin Program for Artists. Johannes Büttner is a board member of bbk berlin.
The berufsverband bildender künstler*innen berlin advocates open and permeable structures in the art field and defends the cultural, economic, legal and social interests of artists vis-à-vis the public and politics. Currently, about 2,750 visual artists of all disciplines and art directions are organized in the association.

Anja Dörken is a funding officer at Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, focusing on material and project development, production funding (feature film), Leuchtstoff graduation films and experimental film. The film funding division supports films and high-end series in the categories of material and project development, production, distribution and sales, as well as international training programs, festivals and award ceremonies.

Jessica Ekomane is a musician of experimental electronic music and a sound artist. Born in France, she currently lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the UDK Berlin Art & New Media. She works worldwide with live performances and installations, and was chosen as one of the Villa Romana Prize 2023 recipients.

Prof. Nina Fischer is an artist and filmmaker living in Berlin. Since April 2015 she teaches the class for experimental film and media art at the UDK, in the Art and Media program. From 2007 to 2010 she taught as Associate Professor of Film and Media Art at Sapporo City University, Japan. She is working with Maroan el Sani as an artist duo since 1995. They showed their work at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Manifesta 13, Haus am Waldsee and received scholarships from the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome, among others.