Prof. Frank Geßner


Prof.
 Frank Geßner

Professor for Theory and Practice of Visual Art

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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. Lecture essays and workshops at home and abroad.
 

ARTISTIC RESEARCH AND TEACHING FOCUS

Drawing, sculpture, and painting; Theory and Practice of Visual Arts; Pre- and Future Cinema; Experimental and Hybrid Auteur Film; Expanded Animation.
 

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)

  • 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

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PROJECTS

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)

GLOBE PLAYHOUSE SPACELAB
Artistic Research Masterclass, symposium, book, and website 2020/21

URSONETT
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

EXPANDEDADA VINCI
Site-specific installation with 04:13 min, single-channel movie, 2016/2018

3D-MEISTER-SONNET
Objet trouvé/readymade, assemblage, 15-part puzzle, 2016

DADA VINCI
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

#FGWGBBT0001-0028
Sequential art, mixed media, digital work, 2014-15

BERLIN OPEN STUDIO, VOLUME I
Sequential art, mixed media, work on paper, 2012-13

ALIAS YEDERBECK
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
Documentation, 2001

FRÜHSTÜCK IM ATELIER
Action/performance, 2000

GESCHICHTE(N) DER BILDKUNST
Graphic and painting study, 1992-1999

DAS DREISSIGSTE JAHR
Drawing, 1994/95

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
Mixed media, work on paper, 1985-1992