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This course looks at technologies of image-making in the visual arts.
The french philosopher Roland Barthes suggested that photography had „crushed all other ways of producing images“ already in 1980, in respect to magazines.
If we consider how we consume images today, on the phone, the computer, in newspapers – even if we are looking at paintings, aren’t we really looking at the photographs of them instead? Considering the way a photograph is created, by use of a technology that does not differentiate between what is important and what is not.
So how to show what is really important to you?
How does an image change if it is created with your own hands?
This course takes the expanded field of painting as a lead to explore the potential of experiment and process.
We’ll look at diverse artistic positions across art history for inspiration to broaden our understanding of how to create images, how images work, what different forms of images can or fail to communicate. The focal point of the course lies in artistic practice, in facilitating individual discovery, development and realization of artistic projects, in their reflection and discussion.
The role of the course leader here is that of a coach, suggesting tasks or fields of artistic research, giving practical advice, demonstrating techniques, tips and tricks, but mainly consists of offering individual support to every single participant to articulate initial ideas, to make visions into lucid plans that allow you to realize to create successful projects, within or beyond the confinements of what constitutes a painting or even an image.
Holbæk Slots Ladegård, Ladegårdsalléen 5
4300 Holbæk, Danmark
Tel: +45 5943 1888
Fax: +45 5943 1848
Kunsthøjskolen er en statsanerkendt og statsstøttet dansk folkehøjskole. Højskolen har til huse i den gamle Holbæk Slots Ladegaard, hvis historie kan føres tilbage til år 1200, hvor der har eksisteret bebyggelse på stedet.