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Apparent realities - Constructing the view

AR-495(a)

Lecturer(s) :

Schaerer Philipp Christian

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

The ability to represent ideas coherently and communicate a project aims effectively is a key skill for every architect. Design, painting, photography, modelling and graphics are essential to the architectural project and become didactic instruments for the development of individual talent.

Content

The course focuses on experimenting with artistic image-based techniques for interpreting reality and transmitting ideas. The emphasis will be on image strategies and techniques for producing apparent reality. We will investigate image constructs that are not based on a real existing encountered situation but have been arranged, alienated or completely constructed.

The animated film has unlimited potential for visual representation of events, objects and spaces that need little or no connection with our "real" world. It can also fundamentally question the relationship between space, time and place. Here, we are interested in the dynamic aspects - the search for experimental forms of visualisation that enable dynamic representation of places and spaces. In the first part of the course, different image techniques, references and historical examples from the fields of photography, computer graphics and animation will be introduced. The second part of the course is dedicated to the stop-motion technique. The students will receive an introduction to different animation methods, on the basis of which the course participants will realise their own stop-motion project in the form of a short, animated film sequence as their final work. The techniques to be used will be stop-motion photography, drawing, model building and digital image editing. The course encourages the use of manual and digital tools for engaging at the very extreme limit of the interplay between reality and fiction.

Note: The number of participants is limited to 40 students. The course will also be offered with similar form and content in the 2021 spring semester. You may attend the course only once - either in the 2020 autumn semester (AR-495a) or 2021 spring semester (AR495b). The course will be held in English.

Keywords

idea and representation, the real and the imaginary, the object and its representation, image techniques, visualisation, filmmaking, animation, stop-motion

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Review of final work (100% of grade)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Websites
Videos

In the programs

Reference week

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German