Die Architektur des Lichtes I

Lisa Truttmann
Fine Arts and Media Art, Transmedia Art
2019W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02842


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).

Seminar guests:
Camera operator Viktor Schaider, Workshop "Basic Studio Lighting"
Artist and filmmaker Viktoria Schmid, Artist Talk

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.


Preliminary meeting is required.

Final enrolment until October 4, 2019,

via email: lisa.truttmann@uni-ak.ac.at

Key Words

installation, spatial installation, light installation, architecture, motion picture, film installation, video, visual effects, video installation, media installation, photography, film, media art


04 October 2019, 12:00–13:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art (preliminary discussion)
23 November 2019, 12:00–18:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
24 November 2019, 12:00–18:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
07 December 2019, 12:00–18:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
08 December 2019, 12:00–18:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art

Course Enrolment

From 26 August 2019, 09:00
via email: lisa.truttmann@uni-ak.ac.at

co-registration: possible

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

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Materialität und Medien: Die Architektur des Lichtes I - II

Individual courses: possible