Die Architektur des Lichtes I

Lisa Truttmann
Fine Arts and Media Art, Transmedia Art
2018W, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02108


In this course we will look at light as a source, medium and subject for moving images in art and film. While analyzing its materiality and different aspects of the projection apparatus, we will travel through cinematic spaces light creates, sculptural spaces it builds, and architectural spaces in which it is perceived. Based on short lectures, screenings and readings, a theoretical, historical and contemporary framework will provide the context for a participatory and mainly practical course structure. Collaborative exercises include guidance for shooting with natural and artificial light (camera work), basic lighting concepts for staged settings (studio), color of light in post production (Da Vinci Resolve), conceptual and technical aspects of installation and projection strategies in different spatial settings (exhibition/cinema/public space).

The course is organized in two full weekend sessions per semester.

Examination Modalities

Active participation and min. 75% attendance required, submission of the results of our exercises.

Key Words

installation, photo installation, light installation, architecture, film installation, video, video clip, video installation, photography, photogram, architecture related art, film


04 October 2018, 12:00–13:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art , "Vorbesprechung der Lehrveranstaltung" (preliminary discussion)
10 November 2018, 12:00–18:00 Computer Studio, Transmedia Art
11 November 2018, 12:00–18:00 Computer Studio, Transmedia Art
01 December 2018, 12:00–18:00 Studio 2, Transmedia Art
02 December 2018, 12:00–18:00 Computer Studio, Transmedia Art

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2018, 00:00 to 31 October 2018, 00:00
via email: lisa.truttmann@uni-ak.ac.at

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations (4.0 ECTS)

co-registration: possible (4.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (4.0 ECTS)