WINTERSESSION 2019: The Great Success Machine - A Live Action Role Play

Kristof Trakal, Till Wittwer
Montag, 18. Februar 2019, 10 – 18 Uhr
Seminarraum, Mediathek (Bibliothek), Campus Design, Neuwerk 7

Foto: Till Wittwer und Kristof Trakal

 The Workshop will be held in english.

Number of participants max.  15

Workshop description
„The Great Success Machine“ is a LARP dealing with neoliberal professionalization workshops in art education institutions and the careers they propose. The game adapts the format of a career building workshop turned group therapy. Embarking on a journey through an artist career starting just after art education, the participants will develop an artist persona that finds itself looking ahead at a life filled with smaller and occasionally larger disappointments, compromises and changes of circumstance. The role playing game thereby reflects on the question of what an art education can and should provide. What types of artists and creative minds does a neoliberal paradigm of teaching art and design produce? How can artists develop a relevant and sustainable practice under these circumstances?

The game includes performative elements taken from Forum Theater, Psychodrama, table top RPGs, and systemic constellation therapy, as well as writing and drawing exercises.

Till Wittwer is an artist, writer and researcher. He creates research-based narratives which he often presents as speculative propositions to act upon. They come in the form of essays, publications, lectures, and performances. He organizes initiatives to implement these propositions as well as platforms for critical exchange and learning. Amongst other places, his work has been shown at Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Biennial of Design Brno, Kunstverein Hannover, and HKW Berlin. He is involved in the self-education platforms Parallel School (parallel-school.org) and Open End-Ed (open- end-ed.org). Till lives and works in Berlin.

Kristof Trakal is an experimental film maker, writer and participatory artist. Trakal works with histories of resistance in immersive collaborative environments that engage the viewers as creators. Trakal’s pieces have been shown at numerous institutions including Folkwang Museum Essen, Julia Stoschek Collection Düsseldorf and Savvy Contemporary Berlin. He recently was a resident at Paradise, Tokyo, where he developed the role playing game Rules of Disengagement. Trakal is based in Los Angeles and Berlin.

Die Anmeldung ist verpflichtend und erfolgt von Mittwoch, 9. Januar 2019, 12 Uhr bis Montag, 21. Januar  2019, 12.00 Uhr unter diesem Link.

„Burg gestaltet! QPL“ – ein Projekt des gemeinsamen Bund-Länder-Programms für bessere Studienbedingungen und mehr Qualität in der Lehre, des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und der Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle.

Dieses Vorhaben wird aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung unter dem Förderkennzeichen 01PL17066  gefördert. Die Verantwortung für den Inhalt dieser Veröffentlichung liegt beim Autor.

Lehrende(r)

  • Redaktion Studienkoordination QPL

„Burg gestaltet! QPL“ – ein Projekt des gemeinsamen Bund-Länder-Programms für bessere Studienbedingungen und mehr Qualität in der Lehre, des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und der Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle.

Dieses Vorhaben wird aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung unter dem Förderkennzeichen 01PL17066  gefördert. Die Verantwortung für den Inhalt dieser Veröffentlichung liegt beim Autor.

Lehrende(r)

  • Redaktion Studienkoordination QPL