Prof. Frank Geßner
Frank Geßner was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1965. He is living and working as a free artist and professor in Berlin and Babelsberg. Studied sculpture, painting, aesthetics, and art history in Stuttgart and Berlin. 2002 and 2003 "Award for Excellent Teaching", University of the Arts Berlin. 2004 appointment to the professorship of Visual Art for Animation at the HFF "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam-Babelsberg and from 2006 to 2009 also vice president for teaching, research and development. 2005 Frank Geßner founded the *ATELIER BERLIN PRODUCTION for the realization of artistic research and experimental projects. 2006 co-founder of the Institute for Artistic Research (IKF).
Since 2009 Professor for Theory and Practice of Visual Art at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Guest professorships at the Berlin University of the Arts, the China Academy of Art Hangzhou and the Jilin Animation Institute Changchun, China. Guest artist at CalArts/California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles, USA. Lecture essays and workshops at home and abroad.
ARTISTIC RESEARCH AND TEACHING FOCUS
Installation, sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography; theory and practice of visual art; tableau vivant; pre- and future cinema; experimental and hybrid auteur film; expanded animation; high- and low-tech media production and consulting.
FRANK GESSNER, FIN (Coming soon)
Frank Geßner (ed.), Photographic Sequence by Frank Geßner. Essays by Rouzbeh Rashidi and Frank Geßner. Poems by Hafis and Nietzsche. Quotations by Robert Bresson, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and many others. Arabic/German/English/Persian, 128 color illustrations, circa 360 pages.
FRANK GESSNER, BERLIN OPEN STUDIO, VOLUME I, (Release, December 22, 2020)
Frank Geßner (ed.), free artist’s eBook prototype, sequential art, and PS by Frank Geßner, English, 226 pages, printed out 25 x 20 cm, black-and-white images, Self-Publishing, *Atelier Berlin Production, Berlin 2020, NO-ISBN
FRANK GESSNER, PANORAMAVISION, EARTH SEEN FROM THE STUDIO, (Release, December 01, 2018)
Frank Geßner (ed.), artist’s book with texts by Fee Altmann, Franziska Bruckner, Suzanne Buchan, Frank Geßner, Kerstin Geßner, and Stefan Winter, 352 pages, 14,85 x 24,7 cm, Softcover, German/English, color images, Revolver Verlag Berlin, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-95763-440-5
FRANK GESSNER/PAUL YEDERBECK, ALIAS YEDERBECK, EXPANDED ANIMATION CINEMA, (Release, February 02, 2014)
Frank Geßner (ed.), DVD edition, app, and book with texts by Suzanne Buchan, Ursula Frohne & Christian Katti, and Yvonne Spielmann, German/English, 280 pages, 19 x 14 cm, softcover, color images, Re:Voir Video Paris, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-00044-080-9
VOYAGEUR DE L'IMAGE/WEGE ZUM BILD/TOWARDS THE IMAGE
1. Satz_TESTE SANS FIN: ALIAS YEDERBECK
2. Satz_DSDKBM: UNTITLED SHOT & POETRY
3. Satz_FOOTNOTES: YEDERBECK’S BIOPIC
4. Satz_INTERFACE: TESTELAB & GUESTS
Text, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, painting, plastics, sculpture, video, film, animation, sound, objet trouvé, readymade, and multimedia archive, since 1994 (work in progress)
TESTELAB & GUESTS
Multimedia Installation and Virtual Reality Project, (work in progress)
Multi-channel movie, Smartinstallation, (work in progress)
EXPANDED ANIMATION WOR(L)DS
A spherical book, planned 96 texts, VIII sequences, (work in progress)
Crown of sonnets or corona sequence, 14 & 1 Magistrale, 26:02 min, single-channel movie or 01:44 min, Loop, 15-channel movie, Smartinstallation, 2016/2020
FROM ASSISI AFTER PADUA
Sequential art, work on paper/preparation of the essay film, 2017-19
Site-specific installation with 04:13 min, single-channel movie, 2016/2018
Objet trouvé/readymade, assemblage, 15-part puzzle, 2016
Non-happening slideshow and 04:13 min, single-channel movie, 2016
ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX
AYR_NIGHT & DAY (SATELLITE I+II)
04:46 and 02:45 min, 2 × dual-channel movie
AYR_PALLADIO MODEL (PROTOTYPE DD)
12-channel movie sculpture
AYR_VIRTUAL PANORAMA INSTALLATION!
63:41 min, single-channel movie
AYR_QU’EST-CE QUE MONSIEUR TESTE?
26:26 min, single-channel movie
Expanded Animation Cinema, App, VR, 2011-2016
Sequential art, mixed media, digital work, 2014-15
BERLIN OPEN STUDIO, VOLUME I
Sequential art, mixed media, work on paper, 2012-13
Entertainer – Flaneur – Spectators – Actors – Dissolution – Projection – Anima Techne – Transcendental Animation – Happy End – Doppelgänger – Reminder – The End
63:00 min, 12-channel movie
QU’EST-CE QUE MONSIEUR TESTE?
26:00 min, single-channel movie
Expanded Animation Cinema, Installation, 2006-2011
MY FAVOURITE FILM – MY LOVELIEST SEQUENCE
Cinematographic study, 2001-2004
ÜBER-MALEN UND ZEICHNEN
FRÜHSTÜCK IM ATELIER
GESCHICHTE(N) DER BILDKUNST
Graphic and painting study, 1992-1999
DAS DREISSIGSTE JAHR
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
Mixed media, work on paper, 1985-1992