Die Architektur des Lichtes I

Lisa Truttmann
Fine Arts and Media Art, Transmedia Art
2020W, 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. We will remember early projection apparatuses, travel through different cinematic spaces, talk about video installations and displays and analyze corresponding architectural exhibition settings. 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), and color of light in post production (Da Vinci Resolve).

Examination Modalities

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


The preliminary meeting is required.

Key Words

installation, light installation, architecture, motion picture, film installation, video, video clip, video installation, media installation, photography, film, media art


13 October 2020, 16:30–17:30 Computer Studio, Transmedia Art (preliminary discussion)
20 October 2020, 16:30–19:30 Computer Studio, Transmedia Art
27 October 2020, 16:30–19:30 Computer Studio, Transmedia Art
07 November 2020, 11:00–14:00 Camera exercise outside (meeting point will be announced)
10 November 2020, 16:30–19:30 Computer Studio, Transmedia Art
24 November 2020, 16:30–20:30 Lighting workshop (space will be announced)
01 December 2020, 16:30–19:30 Seminar Room 5
15 December 2020, 16:30–18:30 Seminar Room 5
12 January 2021, 16:30–18:30 Computer Studio, Transmedia Art

Course Enrolment

From 03 August 2020, 10:00
The online registration was already closed

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