Date: 21.7.2014 – 27.07.2014
Town/Country: Freiburg, Germany
Artists: Prof. Michael Klant, Raymond Waydelich
Genre: cross over

Short Description of the prof. Klant workshop
The theme of the workshop to take place in Germany in July 2014 will be “Home”. The artistic fields of painting and cross-over will be used to express the idea of “Home”.
But what is “home”? Is it the place where one is born? Is it the place where one lives? Or is it an imaginary kingdom of wishes and visions?
A workshop by Michael Klant will explore these questions in various artistic ways. Participants can use the Institute of Fine Arts’ (Institut der Bildenden Künste) different studios ranging from the painting studio to the sculpture workshop and the photography studio to the video editing room. Participants can decide on a certain technique, or use a cross-over of different methods and materials.
Ideally, participants should bring a little piece of “Home” with them such as photos, texts or objects. These items will be the basis of idea development. Existing ideas of “Home” will be deconstructed, questioned and put into new context.

Expected Profile of the Participants
Participants should have a strong interest in the artistic discussion of “Home” and take advantage of the variety of media and techniques offered. Prior in-depth knowledge is not required, but a basic prior knowledge of video is desired. In addition, students should enjoy working independently, experimenting and developing their own ideas.

Short Description of the Waydelich workshop
Food is home
‘Food’ has often been the subject of artistic focus, for example as the motive for Nature Morte-Compositions (Still Life Compositions). At the same time food provides people with the most immediate and existential sense of home. For centuries people have eaten what their immediate surroundings offered – in a way they made their home “edible”.
The age of globalisation has broken this close relationship; food is losing its relationship with home and becoming arbitrary and less authentic. However, food is boundless and opens new doors of experiences.
Do younger Europeans carry the idea that food is home, or that food is a cultural part of a nation/region? Does food help overcome borders? And is the egalitarianism of McDonald’s & Co. a democratising step?

Expected Profile of the Participants
The workshop will shed light on this theme from various perspectives and with different techniques ranging from communal cooking; painting, drawing or modelling of eating to dining together.
Participants should be curious, creative and have an interest in cookery. They are asked to bring along a typical recipe from their home and be prepared to experience the new and unexpected.