Prof. Frank Geßner


Prof.
 Frank Geßner

Professor for Theory and Practice of Visual Art

Frank Geßner was born in Würzburg in 1965. Studied sculpture, painting, aesthetics, and art history in Stuttgart and 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

www.testefoundation.org

PROJECTS (Selection)

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, print, photography, collage, painting, plastic art, sculpture, video, film, animation, sound, Objet trouvé, Readymade, and multimedia archive, since 1994 (Work in Progress)

URSONETT
Crown of sonnets or corona sequence, 14 & 1 Magistrale, 26:02 min, Single-Channel-Move or 01:44 min, Loop, 15-Channel-Move, Smartinstallation, 2016/2020

FROM ASSISI AFTER PADUA
Sequential art, work on paper/preparation essay film, 2017/20

3D-MEISTER-SONETT
Objet trouvé/Readymade, Assemblage, 15-Puzzle, 2016

DADA VINCI
04:13 min, 1-Channel-Move, 2016
ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX
AYR_NIGHT & DAY (SATELLITE I+II)
04:46 und 02:45 min, 2 x 2-Channel-Move, 2016
AYR_PALLADIO MODEL (PROTOTYPE DD)
12-Channel-Move-Sculpture, 2016
AYR_VIRTUAL PANORAMA INSTALLATION!
63:41 min, 1-Channel-Move, 2011/14
AYR_QU'EST-CE QUE MONSIEUR TESTE?
26:26 min, 1-Channel-Move
Expanded Animation Cinema, DVD, App, VR, 2011/16

#FGWGBBT0001-0028
Sequential art, mixed media, 2014/15

BERLIN_OFFENES ATELIER_BAND I
Sequential art, work on paper, 2012/13

ALIAS YEDERBECK
Entertainer - Flaneur - Zuschauer - Schauspieler - Auflösung -
Projektion - Anima Techne - Transzendentale Animation -
Happy End - Doppelgänger - Reminder - The End
63:00 min, 12-Kanal-Video
QU'EST-CE QUE MONSIEUR TESTE?
26:00 min, 1-Kanal-Video
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
Aktion/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
Paperwork, 1985-1992