Transart Institute New Media Summer Academy Workshops
August 20 - September 10, 2004
The Transart Institute will open to the public a Summer Academy
featuring intensive five and ten day new media workshops offered by the
school's MFA faculty and visiting artists. Through a full range of
workshops new media artists receive fresh input and support from a
variety of sources both technical and artistic.
This summer's workshops will include such diverse courses as "Self
Indulgent Design” with DAVID CARSON, "Robot Making" with N.A. BAGINSKY,
"Sound Visualization" with Venice Biennale participant ULF LANGHEINRICH
of Granular Synthesis, “Instrument Body Electric (with wearable
computers)”, Dr. JÜRG GUTKNECHT, Professor of Computer Systems at ETH
Zürich, and Noh dancer IRENE KULKA, "Experimental Animation" with
CLAUDIA ROHRMOSER, "Narrative Filmmaking" with "Osama" Golden Globe
winner SIDDIQ BARMAK, and "Time-based Art and Cross-Over Projects" with
For workshops geared towards MFA students, including "Photography
Master Workshops" with NICK WAPLINGTON, "Editing/Compositing for Video
Installations: 2D Imagery in 3D space" with CASPAR STRACKE, "Graphical
Programming for Sound, Video and Multimedia using Max/MSP & Jitter"
with ART CLAY, and "Interjecting Performance Art into an
Interdisciplinary Praxis" with CHRISTOPHER HEWITT, a limited number of
spaces will be made available to the public (with approval by faculty).
Enhancing the workshop series for participants will be invitations to
select Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program artist talks and lectures
including guest artists and speakers from this year's Ars Electronica
2004: "TIMESHIFT - The World in Twenty-Five Years"
(www.aec.at/timeshift). The workshops will occur before and after the
Ars Electronica festival and Transart Institute faculty will contribute
a segment to the Ars Electronica symposium.
Fresh input and access to new ideas and resources is vital for new
media artists to stay inspired, excited and informed and to see
themselves and their work in a wider context. The Transart Institute
Summer Academy offers artists an opportunity to get this kind of
creative surge. For art school graduates it can be a real boost.
Workshops: a tentative list with working titles can be found at:
(Please note: workshop spaces and Linz accommodations are limited).
Biographies: a list of faculty bios can be found at:
For more information, we would be happy to hear from you.
Klaus Knoll, Dr.phil.
Director, Transart Institute
+43 (699) 1077 2684 (mobile), +43 (1) 270 0023 (phone/fax)
Mailing address MFA: Transart Institute Master of Fine Arts in New
Media, Donau Universität Krems, Dr. Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30, 3500,
Mailing address Workshops: Transart Institute Summer Academy: Prager
Strasse 10/1/3, 1210, Vienna, Austria
Mailing address USA: 332 Bleeker Street, #H27, New York, New York 10014
Transart Institute, Master of Fine Arts Program in New Media This
international low-residency two-year graduate art program leads to an
MFA in New Media. Students are free to pursue work in any media
art-related genre and to create their own course of study, working
independently and with the support of self-chosen faculty and artist
mentors. Three intensive residencies permit students to continue with
their professional life while participating in the program. Genres
include: Animation, Cyber Art, Experimental Art, Film/Video, Graphic
Design, Installation Art, Interactive Art, Interdisciplinary Art,
Performance Art, Photography, and Sound/Music.
Transart Institute Summer Academy For three weeks of intensive new
media workshops, the Summer Academy is open to the public (by
portfolio). Students are also invited to selected MFA artist talks and
MFA Residency: August 20 - September 5, 2004 on location at University
of Art and Design Linz
Summer Academy workshops: Session 1: August 21 - 25, 2004 Session 2:
August 26 - 30, 2004
Symposium: September 2 - 5, 2004 in conjunction with Ars Electronica:
Accreditation: Cooperation with Donau University Krems:
www.donau-uni.ac (July 16, 2004)
Deadline for receipt of summer 2004 applications: August 1, 2004