How does the world come into the picture?

How does the world come into the picture?

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

Tobias Zielony, Ghost, 2011. C-print, 69 x 46 cm. From the series “Manitoba.” © Tobias Zielony. Courtesy Tobias Zielony and KOW, Berlin.
March 15, 2014
How does the world come into the picture?

21 July–30 August 2014

Deadline for grant applications: 1 April

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How does the world come into the picture? The Summer Academy has chosen the title of Amelie von Wulffen’s course as this year’s motto. Three of the 21 courses deal specifically with circumstances of human life. While Doug Ashford seeks general definitions of “humanness,” Robert Kuśmirowski and Tobias Zielony examine concrete situations on site.

What is the nature of human life? What are the current expectations of the qualities of “humanness”? Doug Ashford, together with his students, carries out research and practical experiment on the nature of human life, bodies and politics. Key in their research will be proposals on the qualities of “humanness” that challenge the received expectations of this word, as defined by the present. Examples could be the human that is driven toward a wish for death, the body liberated in combination with machines, the historical figure of the monster, the importance of the animal as an aspect of humanity hidden from culture, etc.
Duration: 4–16 August
Fee: 680 EUR (reduced 520 EUR)
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Robert Kuśmirowski will direct the Summer Academy’s first course in the genre “Public Art,” moving around in the city from a “home base” to explore possible and impossible ways of realising both collaborative and individual projects. The course is about analysing the example of Salzburg and its public space, developing ideas for a specific environment, and discussing these with the public. Participants will establish contact with residents in order to find out their opinions or their wishes for various places.
Duration: 21 July–9 August
Fee: 920 EUR (reduced 680 EUR)
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By establishing direct on-site collaboration, Tobias Zielony concentrates specifically on the use of photography to show the life-worlds of young people. When trying to research the subject of youth by means of photography, we have to take into account the media images that influence young people’s everyday lives. Only to a limited extent does classical documentary photography seem suitable for this. It is more a question of finding new, experimental formats that focus on the very omnipresence of the media in our world.
Duration: 18–30 August
Fee: 680 EUR (reduced 520 EUR)
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Regular application
The Salzburg Summer Academy is open to anyone interested. The high quality of the courses is guaranteed by the requirement that all prospective participants must apply for acceptance. On the basis of the submitted dossier, the teaching artists select participants. The fees are between 440 EUR and 1,160 EUR, depending on the duration of the course. Students are entitled to a reduced fee. All applications received by 15 May will be treated equally. Later applications are welcome, and will be processed in the order received, according to vacancies in the courses.

The Summer Academy offers numerous grants covering the tuition fee for participation in one of the courses. Application deadline 1 April

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