Seminar ? Self-positioning in the Art Field, 2002
Courtesy Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin
Christian Jankowski is a multimedia artist who cleverly merges reality, fiction, story telling, amateurism and professionalism in his videos. Jankowski is interested in dialogue and communication and his work is a mix of performance and video art and his well-constructed stories are hilariously funny takes on life and the art-world, featuring performances by local amateurs and professionals.
In the Seminar, Christian Jankowski asked the students from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig to formulate their wishes about their later existence as artists, and to capture them in a dialogue with a prominent personality in the art or culture field who could contribute to realizing these wishes. The texts were then to be spoken in front of a running camera with the chosen dialogue partners, and included in a filmed work. In the course of the project, the different images of the "artist" were subjected to a number of refractions.