authors: Robert Estermann, Christl Mudrak
softcover, 116 pageslanguages: german and englishlayout: Robert Estermann, Christl Mudrakpublisher: Caustic Window, Seoulrelease date: August 31th 2014, 1st editioncopyright © 2014 by the authors and photographersISBN: 978-89-956464-7-2It is a summary of their teaching ideas for artistic practice in architecture studies and the related research results that they developed in the last seven years. They were were able to realize this research with architecture students at the Department of Architecture of the ETH Zurich as research associates at the Chair of Architecture and Art.What is so special about this way of teaching is that they locate each project in a spatial and conceptual setting unrelated to the project itself. Together with the activity of the class, this setting constitutes the content of their teaching. The differentness of setting and activity challenges students, those present, and passers-by alike to rise above themselves, creating pivotal experiences that foster their own future artistic activity. Estermann and Mudrak favor a performative and holistic approach. 36 selected exercises illustrate this thesis by meaningful images and short descriptions in German and English.
about the authors:
* 1970, lives and works in Zurich and Berlin
Studied fine arts at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des
Beaux-Arts, Paris (Master of Arts). Postgraduate Studies at the Jan
van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Guest lectures and workshops at
ZHdK Zurich, the University of Lucerne, the Art Academy Berlin
Weissensee and the Korean National University of Art, Seoul. Lecturer
at the Chair of Architecture and Arts, Department of Architecture,
ETH Zurich. Artistic activity consists mainly of work in the media of
drawing, installation, performance and photography. Topics include:
utopia, youth, architecture. International exhibitions.
* 1972, lives and works in Berlin
Studied first art history, then painting studies at the KHB
Weissensee. MA programme at Goldsmiths College, London. Doctoral
program at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague. Workshops at the
University of Lucerne and ZHdK, Zurich, lecturer at the HBKSaar in
Saarbrücken, visiting professor at the KHB Weissensee. Lecturer at
the Chair of Architecture and Arts, Department of Architecture, ETH
Zurich. Artistic activity consists mainly of work in the media of painting
and installation. Fields of work include: psychological space,
collaborative work and hierarchic structures. International exhibitions.