Rundgang 2023

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Rundgang 2023 vom 19. bis 23. Juli – Impressionen rund um den Filzengraben 2

Rundgang – from 19 to 23 July 2023

Exhibition, film program, readings and performances.

At the end of the summer semester, the KHM cordially invites you to its annual tour: sound and video installations, photographic works, literary texts, sound objects, performance installations, paintings and mixed media works, feature films and documentaries, animation and experimental films will be presented by students over the four days - including many diploma projects.

Entrance is free everywhere!

Rundgang 2023

  • Opening: Wednesday, July 19, 6 p.m., Aula of the KHM, Filzengraben 2, 50676 Cologne, Germany

Welcome by the Rector Prof. Mathias Antlfinger

Opening concert with POLYPIXA

Polypixa  is a conceptual artist that engages in sound art, text and performance. Their artistic process thrives through participation as a songwriter and being vocalist in various bands. They are in dialogue with experimental and political songwriting.

Exhibitions, concerts, readings and performances

  • Wednesday, July 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 20 to 23, 2 to 8 p.m.

Filzengraben 2, 50667 Cologne, Germany

Film program here

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 20-22

    each 2, 4 and 6 p.m., auditorium of the KHM, Filzengraben 2, 50676 Cologne

  •  8 p.m. each, Filmforum at the Museum Ludwig, Bischofsgartenstraße 1, 50676 Cologne

Academic Advising

  • Thursday and Saturday, July 20 and 22, 2 to 5 p.m.

At the information booth in the inner courtyard, Filzengraben 2, 50676 Cologne

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Information booth, inner courtyard, Filzengraben 2, 50676 Cologne

  • Wednesday, July 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 20 to 23, 2 to 8 p.m. each day

Face painting for children in the Mensahof

  • Saturday July 22, 2023, 2 to 4 p.m.

Filzengraben 2

The exhibition parcours stretches across various buildings of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne along the Filzengraben and is spatially complemented by the neighboring Matjö - Raum für Kunst of the BBK. Around 80 students will be showing current works from all genres that have been created in recent weeks and months as part of their project studies, including a number of diploma projects: Kinetic objects by Friedrich Boell, experimental films by Will Fredo, Danila Lipatov and Mira Hanak, mixed-media installations by Phaidonas Gialis, Yve Oh, Nathan Schönewolf and Bela Usabaev, a new issue of the photo magazine IN MY HANDS by Leah-Lilith Heeren, the nail studio "Naoto's Nail Salon" by Naoto Hieda, an interactive guided tour by Jee Soo Hong, photographic spatial installations by Antonia Koerfer and Levin Krasel, and an extensive watercolor series by Nikolas Müller.

Another central component of the annual tour are the presentations in studios, laboratories and studios, such as the Multispecies Studio, the Sound Lab, the exMediaLab or the Animation Studio. This year, the {} ground zero laboratory for experimental computer science will offer insights into the students' aesthetic explorations of artificial intelligence in the form of lecture performances, among other things. The focus is not only on programming, technical developments and the history of ideas of Artificial Intelligence, but also on philosophical questions and especially on the aesthetic aspects and repercussions on our sensual perceptions and experiences.

The Literary Writing Focus invites you to readings in the Library/Media Library Garden in the Overstolzenhaus on Thursday. On Saturday, the "Readings Away" series is a guest at the KHM. We are also pleased to celebrate the sixth issue of KURZE, a student-edited anthology, as part of the tour.

From Thursday to Saturday, the Sound Area will host courtyard concerts in the inner courtyard of Filzengraben 8-10, starting at 7 p.m. each day, with a different program each day. The courtyard concerts will be streamed by student radio station Tune in.

From July 20-22, a total of 35 films by students of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) will be presented in the auditorium and in the Filmforum at Museum Ludwig. The films were made during the last 12 months as part of their studies and include numerous award-winning works such as "Muss ja nicht sein, dass es heute ist" by Sophia Groening (July 22. , 8 p.m., Filmforum), which was honored with the 2022 German Short Film Award in Gold; "Wherever Paradise Is" by Roman Wegera (July 22, 8 p.m., Filmforum), which won the 2023 Max Ophüls Prize for Best Medium-Length Feature Film at the festival in Saarbrücken; or the essay "Two Giants There Are Here" by Gianna Scholten (July 20, 8 p.m., Filmforum), which won the 2023 Prix Alice Guy at the FID Marseille festival over the weekend.

Feature films, documentaries, animations, experimental films, and new hybrid forms of cinematic storytelling of varying lengths will be screened, mixed in ten program blocks in the KHM auditorium (2, 4, and 6 p.m. each) and in the Filmforum at Museum Ludwig (8 p.m. each). The filmmakers will be present and will give insight into the conception and realization of their films after the screening. The talks will be moderated by professors from the Film/Television Department.

This summer semester, students at the KHM have once again developed an augmented reality project  under the direction of animation artist Jung Sae Yun, which now invites you to take a tour of the KHM 2023. Based on the poster of the tour, the seminar participants* have animated short sequences and developed and programmed them as an AR project for smartphones. From July 7, the posters will be displayed on billboards, in cultural institutions, cafés and small stores in Cologne. On the poster there is a QR code with which smartphone users can download the software with which the AR project can be started.

In addition, pop-up presentations are planned during the tour as part of the City of Cologne's cultural program at Neumarkt as part of the "Nimm Platz!" project.

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