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Annual exhibition 2021: Klasse Prof. Michaela Melián

Achtundzwanzig Reisen um mein Zimmer


Online-PDF: Remi Alkhiami, Junya Fujita, Lorenz Goldstein, Lennart Häusser, Alexander Iliashenko, Benjamin Janzen, Luisa Kleemann, Nikita Kotliar, Eve Larue, Paulina Laskowski, Sophia Leitenmayer, Yi Li, Martha von Mechow, Simeon Melchior, Toni Mosebach, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Jacobus North, Florentine Pahl, Jana Pfort, Jonah Kawri Ramirez Sturzenegger, Camilla Reisser, Dominik Styk, Luísa Telles, Frederik Vium, Leonie Wahler, Badrieh Wanli

Based on Xavier de Maistre's Journey Around My Room, the Michaela Melián class has undertaken "Twenty-Eight Journeys Around My Room". Like de Maistre, who was under house arrest when he wrote his book, much is currently taking place within one's own four walls. Reason enough to start from there various investigations and reflections.

The result is twenty-eight very different projects that deal with rooms in the broadest sense, a joint magazine and a sound collage of twenty-eight room sounds. The magazine functions as a door leading to the individual photographic, audio, and video works accessible online. The project was developed in the winter semester 2020/21 in collaboration with curator Annette Hans.


Single project:
Moritz Walker (BFA), Gefährlicher Ort, Video, 6:30 min

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