The five-day workshop by Armin Linke in collaboration with Simon Oberhofer is dealing with questions of how photographic practice can be understood as a tool to trigger debates around the perception of space and its design. Specific techniques of photographic image generation are thereby examined in regard to the codes and the languages with which forms of knowledge of space are being conveyed. The different modes of image dissemination and how they control the imaginations of the spaces we live in are being focused upon as relevant issues, as well as some more practical topics of how image reproduction practices can be developed in order to create particular photographic explorations as spatial installations or printed publications. In the course of the workshop, diversified practical as well as theoretical approaches and techniques are being exercised and elaborated.
The workshop will provide the opportunity to get an introduction to the new IZK photo and video lab and to work with a wide variety of cameras and formats, both digital and analogue. Students will be able to work on their site specific photographic projects hands on and with comprehensive guiding up to the final results.