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    Jakob Kolding

    Collage and the making of images
    16.07.2018 – 28.07.2018

    • The Blank Page, 2017, collage on paper, 24 x 17 cm, courtesy of the artist
      Medium/Media: Collage, installation
      Location: Festung Hohensalzburg

      Languages: English, German, Danish
      What to bring: Participants are encouraged to bring any preferred images or objects of their own to work with; scissors, laptop and camera (if available)
      Requirements: None
      Maximum number of participants: 20
      Participation fee: € 700,– (€ 540,–)


      The course will focus on collage as a method – working with found images and objects will form a basis for discussion on their use, re-use and meaning.

      Images are everywhere, every day. They are part of our physical, digital, social, economic, psychological and political surroundings, and it is impossible to understand one as isolated from its relationship to the world around it. An image can be re-appropriated without changing it. The same image re-posted is not the same image as before. Time is different, place is different, sender and viewer are different. The classic technique of collage is a simple but effective and very concrete way of examining this. Actively searching for moments where meaning and definitions taken for granted can be destabilized and renegotiated.

      We will work with an extended idea of collage. Collage as cutting and pasting with paper and scissors, as well as digitally, but also in what could be termed collage in and with space, where the placement of found objects in a different context creates new meanings for the object as well as for the space around it. All ways of working are welcome.
      The images can be from any context imaginable and in any media. Important is the creation and discussion of new images, new situations and new meanings through practice and discussion.