“Artissima Experimental Academy” is now open: it is a new educational project, developed in collaboration with COMBO. The project will be open in Turin, Milan, Bologna and Venice in 2019. Artissima Experimental Academy will live longer than the 4 days of the event and it will propose, during the year, some events for art professionals.
The first event of “Artissima Experimental Academy” will take place in the fair from 1st to 4th November 2018 with the project DAF Struttura.
DAF Struttura is a free and experimental school, an environment full of lights and sounds, designed and built by Jan St. Werner, composer and co-founder, in 1993, of the electronic music group Mouse On Mars, in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts of Nuremberg, where he teaches Interactive Media / Dynamic Acoustic Research. DAF Struttura, run by Zasha Colah, will be a stage, a sound performance, a space of work, the right place for intellectual thoughts, an archive, a radio station and a gallery and it will host international speakers, researchers, artists, and, above all, 25 students.
This traveling school-facility, modular and experimental and made of corrugated cardboard, will travel on the road till Turin and will be built again at Artissima by the students of the Academy of Fine Arts of Nuremberg. Together with Jan St. Werner there will be two others teachers, Yael Solomonowitz and Marc Matter. There will also be some robotic and light installations, created by Moritz Simon Geist e Matthias Singer.
The teachers and artists collective will explore idiosyncratic methods of production, examine the basic principles of the acusmatic music and of the experimental research and invent new strategies for the presentation and the perception of the sound.
Jan St Werner is an artist and compositor of electronic music in Berlin. Better known as part of his electronic duo Mouse on Mars, Werner has also begun a career as a soloist, publishing, among others, Lithops, Noisemashinetapes e Neuter River. In 2013, St. Werner published Blaze Color Burn, the first of a series of experimental recordings with Fiepblatter and the Thrill Jockey Records, in Chicago. He cooperated with orchestras and groups such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Musikfabrik Köln, the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and the Ensemble neoN of Norway. During the 2000s, he has been artistic director of the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam. Werner has also been guest lecturer at the department ACT of Arts Culture and Technology of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. He is currently teacher of Interactive Media/ Dynamic Acoustic Research at the Academy of Fine Arts of Nuremberg and he has directed a new field of studies on the future of record production for the New York University of Berlin.
If you want to take part in the selection of the 25 students who will be able to take part in this project, send a text, preferably in English at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the text there must be:
- a presentation of you and your education (4 sentences)
- The reasons why you would like to take part in the project DAF Struttura.
- The meaning you give to the concept of sound.
- In your opinion, how can the individual imagination be shared and become a collective reality? Which is your approach to collaboration?
Applications for the temporary experimental school DAF Struttura are open to all participants from any country and field of study who have already turned eighteen.
Lessons will be in English.
The deadline for submission is 5th October 2018.
Info: thanks to the collaboration with COMBO, students will be given free accommodation in the fair area. Further expenses, such as travels, movements and meals will not be reimbursed and will be at the student’s expense.