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Master Classes

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Master Classes

MODULE 2: In five Master Classes, central issues in Land and Environmental Art are treated theoretically and practically. Each Master Class is run by two Academy staff members, one with a more theoretical position and one with a more practical position.

Master Class I:         SEARCH & SITE
New tendencies in Land and Environmental art investigated in the context of geographic, public, architectural and socially embedded space. The focus is on scouting, research, context and the acquisition of potential sites for intervention.
Director:  Chris Taylor (US) with Gabriela Gerber & Lukas Bardill (CH)

Master Class II:       MATERIAL & PRODUCTION
The study examines Land and Environmental Art’s materiality, logistics and implementation. How is an idea actually realized in a specific location and what are the processes and partners on the way to the final work?
Director:  Johannes M. Hedinger (CH) with Analia Saban (ARG/US)

Master Class III:     TIME & SPACE
Land and Environmental Art examined in terms of temporality and spatiality. How does Land Art work change over time, what happens in and with (public) space? Other topics are transience, change and the archive.
Director:  William L. Fox (US) with Steve Rowell (US)

Master Class IV:       MEDIA & THEORY
The focus of this master calss is on the conceptual aspects of Land Art and its historical relationship to Minimal, Conceptual and Process Art. It examines how theory, documentation and media allow new perspectives on existing works or even create new ones. Director: Hanna Hölling (UK) with Mirja Busch (D)

Master Class V:       PARTICIPATION & PUBLIC
New tendencies in Land and Environmental art are explored on the basis of collaborative practices, participation and co-authorship. How do you curate Land Art and what role can mediation play?
Director: Konstanze Schütze (D) with DIG Collective (UK)