Künstlerische Projektarbeit | Zeichnen & Gärtnern

Nicole Miltner
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2024S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S05126

Description

The artistic seminar is a combination of course no. S05126 (SEK, 2.0 ECTS), course no. S05128 (SEK, 2.0 ECTS) and course no. S05127 (SEK, 4.0 ECTS), that means 2, 4 or 6 (if the BA thesis is developed from it) ECTS can be obtained.

Semester Theme: "Trees in the City"
in cooperation with Klasse für Alle* und Johannes Wiener


Wer sind diese stillen Wesen an denen wir tagtäglich vorbeigehen
- mal gehetzt, mal besonnen -
die uns Schatten spenden - einfach so
die uns frische und kühle Luft schenken - ungedankt
die uns ruhig werden lassen im Straucheln der Zeit


In the first part of the seminar, the Gardening Sessions, we will learn basics (theoretically and practically) about the soil, the climate, the trees, tree planting and tree care, from Johannes Wiener (gardener, arborist, architect, and visual artist). This will happen within the project "Building Forest _ Sozialer Waldbau", which was developed by the Garden Group of Klasse für Alle* and will be part of the Klima Biennale Wien - https://biennale.wien/ -. We will be digging, planting, watering, creating an herbarium and drawing, whenever physically exhausted.
We will also have a look at urban gardening as socially engaged, open and collective practice:
What forms and possibilities are there to acquire ecological literacy within a heterogeneous group and to share this knowledge?

In the second part of the seminar, the Drawing & Research Sessions, we will explore Vienna´s urban space and take a closer look at the trees in the city, artistically as well as scientifically. We will use object-related and expressive drawing as our artistic practice. It will be possible to work with colors (colored pencils or aquarelle).
Our research on trees, in addition to exploring their botanical family, their beneficing to other beings, their ecological role, their symbolic meaning and our own intuitive connection to them, will also include investigating their provenance:
Does the existence of certain trees in the city make colonial traces visible?
How is their presence interwoven with geopolitical changes and migration?
An excursion to the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna is also planned.

* Klasse für Alle - https://klassefueralle.uni-ak.ac.at/ - is a program of continuing education, created by the University of applied Arts Vienna to opening up their institutes and departments towards all who are interested in discussing, reflecting upon and re-enchanting* our world. The urgency of the current existential dangers requires collective action and dialogue. We invite people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds, from all professional fields, with or without previous education, and with a diverse range of skills and interests, to work with us on building a present and future worth living. At Klasse für Alle, we learn from and with each other, and with as little hierarchy as possible. Artists and other specialists (from both within and outside the university) will lead and accompany this learning. Mutual appreciation and respect form the basis for this cooperation.

* Silvia Federici, Re-enchanting the world

Examination Modalities

Regular and active participation, keeping a sketch- and research book or a portfolio, presenting this, plus submitting digital documentation of it, are the requirements to successfully complete the seminar.

If the seminar is attended as an artistic project seminar/research, an artwork can be created instead of the sketch- and research book. If the artistic BA thesis is to be developed from this, I am available for additional individual meetings.

Comments

Time: 11 meetings on Mondays 10am - 1.45pm or 2.30pm (Gardening Sessions)
Dates and locations may still be changed until the start of the semester!

Locations: DKT 3/ VZA 7 or urban space Vienna, t.b.a. via Base

Registration: For regular students registration is not possible anymore!
For participants from Klasse für Alle there are still a few places. (see below)

All Sessions open to participants of Klasse für Alle from April 15!
Please register early enough (at least one day in advance) via  nicole.miltner@uni-ak.ac.at , as the number of participants is limited.

Key Words

Urban Gardening, Gebundenes Zeichnen, Freies Zeichnen, Koloniale Botanik, Bäume, Zusammenarbeit in Kollektiven

Dates

04 March 2024, 10:00–13:45 DKT_3 , "First meeting"
11 March 2024, 10:00–14:30 Association NASCHGARTEN, Rosiwalgasse 37, 10th District , "GARDENING SESSION I, theory and practice regarding soil, climate and trees, Needed: sketchbook, sturdy footwear and clothing, sun protection, garden gloves, lunch"
18 March 2024, 10:00–14:30 t.b.a. , "GARDENING SESSION II, practice: Helping with "Trees for the future" in collaboration with Garden Group from Klasse für Alle Needed: TRAINTICKET, sketchbook, sturdy footwear and clothing, sun protection, garden gloves, lunch"
08 April 2024, 10:00–14:30 Association NASCHGARTEN, Rosiwalgasse 37, 10th District , "GARDENING SESSION III, theory and practice: collaboration with Garden Group from Klasse für Alle for "Waldklassenzimmer", Needed: sketchbook, sturdy footwear and clothing, sun protection, garden gloves, lunch; homework for groups of two until 18.04.: Choose a Tree-Place in the 1st District"
15 April 2024, 10:00–13:45 Stadtpark Vienna, 1st District, Meeting Point : Johann Strauss Monument , "DRAWING and RESEARCH SESSION I, FIRST MEETING for participants of Klasse für Alle; Needed: sketchbook, sun protection, device to sit on; homework for groups of two until 18.04.: Choose a Tree-Place in the 1st District "
22 April 2024, 10:00–13:45 Courtyard of Angewandte ,Oskar Kokoschka Platz, under the linden tree , "DRAWING and RESEARCH SESSION II, open to participants of Klasse für Alle, Needed: sketchbook, sun protection, device to sit on "
29 April 2024, 10:00–14:30 Lobau Wien, Meeting Point: Nationalparkhaus, Dechantweg 8, 22nd District , "GARDENING SESSION IV, Collecting for a Herbarium, open to participants of Klasse für Alle, Needed: sketchbook, sturdy footwear and clothing, sun protection, garden gloves, lunch"
06 May 2024, 10:00–13:45 Botanical Garden Vienna, Meeting Point: Main Entrance Mechelgasse, 3rd District , "DRAWING and RESEARCH SESSION III, GUIDED TOUR Botanical Garden: "Trees with Colonial Background in Vienna"; open to participants of Klasse für Alle, Needed: sketchbook, sun protection, device to sit on "
13 May 2024, 10:00–13:45 Meeting Point: Oaktree next to Andreas-Zelinka-Monument, Stadtpark, 1st District , "DRAWING and RESEARCH SESSION IV, open to participants of Klasse für Alle, Needed: sketchbook, sun protection, device to sit on "
27 May 2024, 10:00–13:45 Meeting Point: On the stairs in front of Burgtheater's main entrance, Universitätsring 2, 1st district Vienna , "DRAWING and RESEARCH SESSION V, open to participants of Klasse für Alle, Needed: sketchbook, sun protection, device to sit on "
03 June 2024, 10:00–13:45 DKT_3 , "FEEDBACK ROUND and PREPARING FOR PRESENTATION, Needed: sketchbook"
17 June 2024, 12:30–14:00 VZA 7 t.b.a. , "KKP - Semester Presentations"

Course Enrolment

The online registration was already closed

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): Künstlerische Praxis (kkp): FOR: Künstlerische Projektarbeiten (kkp) 067/001.20

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible