A new world always in movement
2018.10 - 2019.01
Workshop „Kinetic Sculpture“ for the Landesmusem Trier on the occasion of the celebration of Karl Marx 200th birth year anniversary
In cooperation with Marx Ausstellungsgesellschaft, Landesmusem Trier, Ministry for Culture and Education, University of Applied Sciences Trier / Design Faculty
A new world moving
Development of a kinetic sculpture for Landesmusem, Trier
Task/ Idea and Goal:
On the occasion of the 200th birth year anniversary of Karl Marx, a kinetic sculpture was planned to be placed in front of the Landesmusem. The sculpture should visualize and express Karl Marx's philosophy in a symbolic way, while bringing public attention to the „Karl Marx Year“ and the Landesmusem.
The sculpture models, designed in international teams, were shown in an exhibition in January 2018. A multi-headed jury choose one of the designs, which then was produced in a 1:1 scale. Additionally, the concepts were shown on 04.05.2018 in a professionally curated exhibition as part of the University of Applied Science Trier's Werkschau. Furthermore, it is planned to exhibit
the designs again as part of the Design- und Kulturtage Trier, accompanying the International Symposium (about 100 participants from 16 countrys).
After scientific preparation of the topic and creating of the different concepts, a workshop was
held from 04.11. - 12.11.2017 at the Institute for Art at University Opole in Poland.
Art scientific preparation (history, philosophy and art history):
The art scientific preparation took place in parallel during the winter term 2017/18 at the University of Applied Sciences Trier and the University Opole. The lectures were open to the public and enjoyed a huge interest.
Art scientific preparation/kinetic sculpture
Dr.Habil Kazimierz Ozög, Prof. UO
Lecture/historiy and philosophy preparation
Prof. Dr. Beatrix Bouvier "Annäherungen an Karl Marx. Eine biografische Skizze"
„Approach to Karl Marx. A biographic sketch.“
Management of the project
The project was created, managed and led by two Professors from the partner universities
Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci /Managment and coordination /Teaching
Dr. habil Kazimierz Ozög, Prof. UO / Local logistics/ Teaching
20 students communicationdesign, architecture, intermedia design, interiordesign (DE)
8 students Universität Opole/ sculpture (PL)
2 students mechanical engeneering, informatics (DE, PL) ( from five nations )
Supervision of the students at the workshop
Prof. Marian Molenda (Sculpture) UO/PL
Dr. Ignacy Nowodworski (Sculpture) UO/PL
Dr. Wit Pichurski (Sculpture) UO/PL
Prof. Piotr Bozyk (Industrial Design), Kunstakademie Krakau /PL
Dr.Marta Bozyk/ Grafik/ Kunstakademie Krakau/PL
Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci (Design, Experimental Design)/ DE
Sven Fuchs/ MA / Presentation/Copywriting/DE
Light Artist: Michal Kaczmarzyk
Ing. Hermann Eiden /DE
Michael Hoffman, head of CAD und CAM
Hochschule Trier, Technology Department
Michal Przyszlak/ UO/PL
Marian Kost/ IMD/HS Trier
Assistant,project organisation,exhibition concept, presentation
- The remembrance work at the locations of the political-cultural and historical events, in this
case in Trier, birth place of Karl Marx, was done profoundly and lastingly. Especially for the
young people, the students from six nations, it led to a sharpening of the political, historical, and
- Through the project, the international cooperation was promoted to sustainably improve the
mutual understanding for other cultures and the historical conscience of Europe.
- Through the work in the international and multicultural Team, the social and intercultural
competences, especially the aspect of civil courage, was promoted.
- The project supported the creation of a network in the art-, culture- and design scene intended
to redesign common european job profiles.
- Educational support from different points of view through temporarly opening the Universities
for the general public in the open exhibition.
Master Kolloqium 1
Universität Luxembourg – Hochschule Trier
„Lernen und Kommunikation im multlingualen und multikulturellen Kontext“
Prof. Gabriele Budach & Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci
On 01.12.2017 the students from the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts, taught by Prof. Gabriele Budach at the University of Luxembourg, met with the master students of the communication design deparment, taught by Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci at the University of Applied Sciences Trier for an interdisciplinary and international exchange. Students from various countries like Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republik, China, Puerto Rico, Germany, Luxembourg, Indonesia, USA, Greece and Croatia participated.
The symposium started with an introduction- and questioning round, as well as a presentation of the field of work, tasks and subjects of the luxembourgish students. Afterwards, the design students gave an insight into their works and their graduation projects. In doing so, there was a livley exchange and great interest between the different fields of study. Due to the occasion and the impressive internationality of the participants, the multilinguality was paramount. Amongst others english, french, german and polish was mainly spoken. Then, master graduate Caroline Birkel gave a lecture introducing the subject of collage with its different techniques
like assemblage, décollage, rollage, and others. She presented artists and example works, explained the advantages and effects of the collage, as well as using it as a targeted creative method. This input was the anchor for the following joint work on the „Identity Boxes“. Split into groups, each attended by one design student, blank cardboard cuboids were to be edited by using collage techniques. For this purpose, materials that were brought beforehand could be used – Prints, small objects and photos that have something to do with the student's identity. Already during the process it was noticable how differently the groups approached the task and how they defined identity, often in the context of languages, home and studies. The results were presented and partly explained or even performed, while master student Michał Przyszlak documented this in film. To bring the day to a close and give further opportunity to network and connect, a Winery was visited, where a guided tour and wine tasting was held, after which the participants dined together.
Art in the Park
Guest at Heide Princess of the House of Hohenzollern
Students of the University of Applied Sciences Trier and University of Opole truly creative at Castle Fort
As part of the Culturesummerproject „Art in the Park“ , 20 students from the faculties Design, Art and Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Trier and from ten of our international partner Universities, created installations und landart pieces in the castlepark of Castle Fort Namedy. Under the
project lead of Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci from the University of Applied Sciences Trier, the students lived one week at the castle and worked in unique and interdisciplinary ways in a great atmosphere. The german TV-channel SWR televised a documentation on the 30th of June in the show „Landesschau“ about the projects and the next day, over a thousand visitors came to see the student's works. We are very grateful for Heide Princess of the House of Hohenzollern for her invitation and hospitality!
Participating students University of Applied Sciences Trier:
Christian Spang, Valentin Henning (filmdocumentation) Christine Rudi, Michelle Geist, Miranda Osborne (USA), Chiara Legri (Italy), Miglė Kunickytė (Lithuania), Erika Juodyte (Lithuania), Wang Xuelu (China), Sophia Akmed (Ukraine), Leung Hiu Sum (Honkgong), Lau Ying Tung (Honkong), Ngai Ka Ying (Honkgong), Philipp Kern, Rhoda Albers, Corinna Hofmann, Jana Hoffmann, Sarah Bastigkeit, Ilona Neubauer, Hilla Müller, Burcu Boynoujogun (Turkey) Forschergruppe Universität Opole | Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Magda Hlawacz, Prof. Dr. Michał Wanke, Marcin Deutschmann (sociologist /career service UO), Karolina Trościanka (sociologist /Career Service UO) Master Students: Joanna Stachowiak (Intercultural Communication), Paweł Guściora (Intercultural Communication), Anatoliy Hryshchuk (Polish Studies, Ukraine), Anna Cherenovych (Intercultural
Communication, Ukraine), Aissam Labed (International Relations), Fan Lymey (Erasmus: China/Cambodia), Bojan Tubić (Erasmus: Serbia), Se HorSeng (Erasmus: Cambodia), Narges Dehghani (Erasmus: Iran)
Master Kolloqiuum 2
Kloster Himmeroth, Eifel
Collaborative interdisciplinary event between the
MA in “Learning and communication in multilingual and multicultural contexts” (University of Luxembourg) & the Program of “Communication Design” (University of Applied Sciences Trier), organized by Prof.Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci (Trier University of Applied Sciences and Prof. Gabriele Budach (University of Luxembourg) & the Program of “Communication Design” (University of Applied Sciences Trier), organized by Prof.Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci (Trier University of Applied Sciences and Prof. Gabriele Budach (University of Luxembourg)
Flower Power on the hill of University Opole -Artinstallations for 100 years of polish independence
The Art Faculty of the University Opole and the Design Faculty of the University of Applied Sciences
Trier are connected through a close cooperation since 2009. In annual interdisciplinary projects, research,
conference and teaching this long-standing partnership is maintained.
Background of the project
In 1918 Poland gained independence after beeing divided for 123 years by Prussia, Austria-Hungary and Russia. In this year, the country celebrates the 100 years of regained independence.
The history became starting material for the artinstallation „Flowers of independence“ in the summerterm of 2018. Workshopn On this occasion, through the initiative of Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci, Annina Baeger( MA Student)
and Silvia Gessinger (Dipl. Des. MA) from the University of Applied Sciences Trier together with the partnering University Opole/ Art Faculty and the City of Opole, three-day workshop was held with 37 students of the University Opole. The goal for the workshop was the realisation of a light/artinstallation made from over 400 waterproff origami blossoms, beeing placed in a central location of the University area. The art of folding paper has a long tradition and originally comes from China and Japan and was presented and visualized by a lecture from Annina Baeger. Afterwards the folding and glueing began, starting into three intense days in great group- and workatmosphere. Why the origami technique? Through origami, stilized figures and objects can be created. The stilization is and abstraction and in some parts reducation of a detailed threedimensional reference. Complex shapes are reproduced through the mere folding of a sheet of paper. The installation and its meaning On the 4th of June 2018 the installation was put in its place with a great effort of students and teachers, residents of the city and randomly passing tourists, symbolicly „planting“ the origami blossoms toghether. Afterwards they all waited for dusk while indirect lightning enhanced the blossoms effect. Symbolism of the flowers For this project, flowers were chosen to be fold, i.e. Tulips or Daisies. Each flower has a different Symbolism like freedom, independence, luck, strenght or faithfulness, human warmth, creativity, engergy, light, hope or love. These characteristics represent the values of society and the position and live setting which should be highlighted during the 100 year anniversary of the polish independence. The tender, easily folded blossoms give space for interpretation, the simple sheet became a blossom through creativity. This process is meant to show the creative and innovative potential of Poland: A country full of creativity in past, present and future. Placed on thin metallrods, the blossoms sway with the wind, symbolzing also the dynamic and the reference to environment and nature. The widely spaced artinstallation display the growth and the potential of the country, reinforcing the message by the different meanings of the flowers. The lightning enhances the attention, the blossoms become a sea of flowers in the darkness.
Intention of the installation is to transfer the observer into a symbolic, creativ-visual experience and point of view, encouraging reflection and their own creative thought.