2011 to 2022 Assistant Professor for Multimedia/Performance at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
From April 2021 to July 2022 for the second time representation of the tasks of the professorship for Multimedia/Performance at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, for the second time.
In the summer semester of 2022, in the second "Access Lab" seminar, as "Access Collective", we declared an otherwise unused atrium in the basement to be the university's "pool", and in this very dry swimming pool, we jointly performed highly motivated exercises on swimming competitions. A simultaneously humorous and bitter commentary on difficult student working conditions in the last year of the pandemic.
Winter semester 2021/22: under the title "Access Lab," we investigated how the work of art is determined by its relationship to the audience. After three (Corona) semesters on the public sphere, we explored strategies of art as a personal service and founded a speculative start-up that uses "AI" and machine learning to produce customized art - analogous to personalized news feeds and advertising. After three (Corona) semesters of dealing with art in the public sphere, the focus is on strategies of invisibility and deliberately limited access to art. https://access.wtf/
The summer semester 2021 explored artistic ways of granting, modeling, and controlling access to art. The goal was to collaboratively develop new ways of establishing relationships with audiences. At the "KH門-Festival," works were placed in public spaces as a demonstrative requisition of all spaces for art. The works on display reflected the difficult conditions during the pandemic and were, in part, very personal responses to the experience of being locked out of the social space of the university. https://khmn.glitch.me
Winter semester 2020/21: Dealing with the topic of "space" under pandemic conditions, this specialized seminar was a continuation of the seminar from the first distance semester. Using exemplary artistic strategies and our own observations, we examined how our relationship to private and public space, and to interior and exterior space, is constantly being redefined. These "new normal" notions of space were experimentally interrogated in their essence. At the end of the seminar, students presented a work in public space. https://www.khm.de/termine/news.5077.public-space-video-im-hbf-koln/
In the summer semester of 2020, the seminar entitled "ctrl-space live" dealt with the collateral effects of the Corona crisis: Contact restrictions, safety zones, barriers, the singling out of people, distancing measures, disciplining. These were examined for their potential for artistic intervention and creative utilization. Since no usual summer exhibition could take place, the students conceived works for advertising screens in public space.
From 2011 to January 2020, partly together with Prof. Julia Scher and partly independently, the students led a seminar on multimedia and performance entitled "Surveillant Architectures". The seminar dealt with the relationships between the observer and the observed from the perspective of art. This was related to the relationship between the audience and the artwork, or to the camera and the objects it captures. We explored how public and private space is created, defined, and controlled through aspects of recording, surveillance, and security. Other recurring themes included reflection on popular mass media and its effects, as well as a speculative examination of current technological and political developments, incorporating aspects of critical theory and 20th and 21st century art history. The goal was to provide students with a pathway into working with real-time-based artworks, such as performance, intervention, and installation.
From 2014 – 2018: Foundational seminar for video art, performance and installation. Within the framework of process-based tasks, the participants learned to sketch and realize artistic questions. With reference to current developments and exhibitions, selected positions from art history were presented. In addition, a series of practical workshops aimed to develop the power of observation and the ability to reflect on one's artistic practice.