Videoart summer course: 'META MEDIA, Strategies in contemporary media art production'

7 Jul 2017 – 25 Jun 2017

Event times

July 7-11th / 10 am - 4 pm

Cost of entry

195 euro


Navarre, Spain


Travel Information

  • Go to Pamplona and take a bus to Lumbier.

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Video art workshop in Spain by international artist Constantin Hartenstein: 'META MEDIA, Strategies in contemporary media art production'.


The summer course META MEDIA – strategies in contemporary media art production focuses on artists using moving images in their art practice. How do artists implement media art, storytelling and time-based video in their work? How does the Internet affect art production, objectification, the viewer and the maker today? The latest developments in media art will be discussed – both with theoretical examples and practical exercises. Selected video art works will be presented to serve as a basis for further discussion and reflection. This seminar will give a deep insight into various media art practices to inspire the participants own work. They will be able to develop their own voice and language working with time-based media and video art. The participants will present their own work in progress and get feedback from the lecturer and the group. As an outcome, the produced video works will be shown in a public screening event and/or in internet.

About the lecturer:

Constantin Hartenstein (1982), is an artist based in Berlin. He studied at University of the Arts Berlin and Braunschweig University of Artwith Professor Candice Breitz. In 2011, he worked for the German Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Art Biennale as a film producer. Since 2014, he is a lecturer for contemporary art with a focus on contemporary video and media art. The I SEE International Video Art Festival is an initiative of the Berlin artists Constantin Hartenstein and Clemens Wilhelm, founded in 2013. The aim of I SEE is to reveal the latest developments in contemporary video art from around the world.

Hartenstein participated in several artist in residency programs such as Triangle Arts Association New York (USA), Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana (USA), Flux Factory, New York (USA) and Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (D). He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards such as "Kraft Prize for New Media" 2013, „IFA Künstlerkontakte" project grant, video art prize "BRAWO" (D), "Stichting Stokroos“ project grant (NL), "Kunststiftung NRW" residency grant (D) and the "Karl Hofer Gesellschaft" studio grant (D). In 2012, he was selected to participate in the "VISIO emerging artists“ workshop in Florence, Italy.

His works are included in public and private collections; and have been exhibited and screened at international institutions. Recent shows include Berlinische GalerieMuseum of Modern Art New YorkAnthology Film Archives New YorkGoethe Institute BeijingSpring/Break Art Fair New YorkMuseum of the Moving Image New York (USA), Times Museum Guangzhou (CN), Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (GER), German Consulate New York (USA), Goethe Institute New York (USA), Transmediale, Berlin (D),Volksbühne, Berlin (D), Berlinische Galerie (D), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (D), and WRO Media Art Biennale Wroclaw.

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Type of workshop: Practical & theoretical.

Material provided by the teacher: A reading list, artwork link list.

Material provided by the student: A laptop and a video camera to make an exercise (it can be the phone camera)

Requirement for admission: The workshop is open to participants who have experience in the medium of video art or film and are able to prepare a presentation of a finished or unfinished video or film project. All participants are expected to bring their own laptop.

Headed for: artists, art/film teachers, art/film students, and people interested in the topic.

Diploma: Yes, you will get a paper signed by the teacher and the organization telling you made this workshop.

Length: 5 days/ 25 hours. From 10 am to 4 pm, with one hour break lunch.

Dates: 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11th July 2017 (Matching with San Fermin festivities)

Language: English.

Price: 195 euro. If you buy it before 7th June you get 10% off.

Where: Calle Mayor, 54. 31440. Lumbier. Navarra. Spain.

Accommodation: There are a few places to stay in Lumbier: a camping, a hotel, a rural house. Also, there are two 2 rooms to rent in the house, at Calle Mayor 54.

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