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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

ALIAS YEDERBECK: CINEMATOGRAPHIC INSTALLATION >
12-Channel-Installation, Wave field synthesis, 63:00 min, 6 × 20 × 20 m, 2011/12

ALIAS YEDERBECK is a cinematographic installation in panorama projection format. It combines elements of „Expanded Cinema“ and „Animation Film“ in a spatially immersive performance. This evokes a new genre that demands unspent concepts and descriptions.

ALIAS YEDERBECK: DVD EDITION / BOOK / APP >

RE:VOIR Paris, *ATELIER BERLIN PRODUCTION and Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (formerly HFF „Konrad Wolf“ Potsdam-Babelsberg) present the artistic research project ALIAS YEDERBECK as a virtual / interactive panorama installation with additional bonus material for the first time on DVD.

PANORAMAVISION*EARTH SEEN FROM THE STUDIO*FRANK GESSNER >

The artist’s book is published on the occasion of the paracontextual exhibition at the DIAF / Deutsches Institut für Animationsfilm Dresden at Revolver Publishing Berlin. Under the metafictional pseudonym or heteronym Paul Yederbeck, Frank Geßner staged the polystilistic „Expanded Animation Cinema“ ALIAS YEDERBECK as a virtual double in various media aggregate states.

ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX: VIRTUAL INSTALLATION! >
Head-Mounted Display, Oculus Rift Development Kit 1, 2011/14

ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX: PALLADIO MODEL (PROTOTYPE DD) >
12-Channel-Move-Sculpture, 63:41 min, 2,042 × 4,084 × 4,084 m, 2011/16

ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX: NIGHT & DAY SATELLITE I+II >

2 × 2-Channel-Move-Sculpture, 04:46 min and 02:45 min, Loop, Dimensions Variable, 2016

 

PROJECT PRESENTATIONS (SELECTION)

 

DAAD – GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE: CHINA ACADEMY OF ART, HANGZHOU (November, 19 – 27, 2019)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“
http://en.caa.edu.cn

APES19 – ANIMATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, LUBBOCK, USA (September 19 – 21, 2019)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/art/landmark-arts/exhibit_folders/2019-09_APES-2019/index.php

NECS – STRUCTURES AND VOICES: STORYTELLING IN POST-DIGITAL TIMES, UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK, POLAND (June 13 – 15, 2019)
European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“
https://necs.org/node/114369

THE ESSAY FILM FORM AND ANIMATION: INTERSECTIONALITY IN MOTION – DEREK JARMAN LAB, LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN (June 12 – 13, 2019)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “From Assisi after Padua*Atelier Berlin Manifesto – Pictorial Arts / Visual Arts / Bildkunst as Meta-Language of Animation Art”
https://essayfilmformandanimationintersectionalityinmotion.com/conference-programme/

DAAD – GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE: TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF ART, IRAN / FILM UNIVERSITY BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF, GERMANY (April 23 – May 14, 2019 / June 23 – July 14, 2019)
Workshop, concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“
https://nahalfestival.ir/en/

ANIVAE – OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER, JAPAN (March 23 – 27, 2019)
2nd Workshop on Animation in Virtual and Augmented Environments in conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality, concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“
http://ieeevr.org/2019/program/workshops.html

FFK – FILMUNIVERSITÄT BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF, GERMANY (March 07 – 09, 2019)
Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“
https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/fileadmin/user_upload/pdfs/forschung/ffk32/190211_32FFK_Zeitplan_Web.pdf

PANORAMAVISION*EARTH SEEN FROM THE STUDIO*FRANK GESSNER, *ATELIER BERLIN PRODUCTION & REVOLVER PUBLISHING BERLIN, GERMANY (Release, December 01, 2018)
Artist’s book with texts by Fee Altmann, Franziska Bruckner, Suzanne Buchan, Frank Geßner, Kerstin Geßner, and Stefan Winter
https://revolver-publishing.com/panorama-vision.html

ART AND INNOVATION – ELIA / EUROPEAN LEAGUE OF INSTITUTES OF THE ARTS, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (November 21 – 24, 2018)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“
https://www.elia-artschools.org/GONewsletter/online?newsletter=326&subscriber=1V123

TIMES AND MOVEMENTS OF THE IMAGE – CALDAS DA RAINHA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND DESIGN AND POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF LEIRIA, LISBON, PORTUGAL (November 14 – 15, 2018)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “Learning from Pessoa*Atelier Berlin Manifesto – Pictorial Arts / Visual Arts / Bildkunst as Meta-Language of Animation Art”
https://timesmovementsimage.weebly.com/programme.html

DAY OF SCIENCES – MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT, POTSDAM, GERMANY (May 05, 2018)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds”
https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/artikel/detail/6-potsdamer-tag-der-wissenschaften/

“… AND YET IT MOVES!” – SAS / SOCIETY FOR ANIMATION STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA, ITALY (JULY 03 – 07, 2018)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “Learning From Padua*Atelier Berlin Manifesto – Pictorial Arts / Visual Arts / Bildkunst as Meta-Language of Animation Art”
http://sas2017.beniculturali.unipd.it/web/

DAY OF SCIENCES – MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT, POTSDAM, GERMANY (May 11, 2017)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX – Expanded Animation Cinema”
https://www.facebook.com/Filmuniversitaet/photos/a.181707428555571/1427694627290172/?type=3

MOVING IMAGES – BEWEGTBILDER 2017, KIEL, GERMANY (May 04 – 06, 2017)
Mediality – Multimodality – Materiality: Concepts for Media and Image Studies in the Era of the “Technosphere”, lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX – Expanded Animation Cinema”
https://www.movingimagescience.com/konferenzen-past/

PANORAMA VISION – DIAF / GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR ANIMATED FILM, DRESDEN, GERMANY (April 17 – November 13, 2016)
Context exhibition and project presentation Frank Geßner: ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX
https://www.diaf.de/sonderausstellungen/vergangene-sonderausstellungen/panorama-vision-film-projekt-installation/

THE COSMOS OF ANIMATION – SAS / SOCIETY FOR ANIMATION STUDIES, NANYANG TECHNOLOGIGAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE (June 26 – 30, 2016)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
http://sas2016.adm.ntu.edu.sg/downloads/SAS2016_catalogue.pdf

INSTITUTE FOR TIME BASED ART / BERLIN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, GERMANY
Lecture essay and project presentation Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema” (June 15, 2016)
https://www.udk-berlin.de/universitaet/fakultaet-gestaltung/institute/institut-fuer-zeitbasierte-medien/

BFX / BOURNEMOUTH’S VISUAL EFFECTS, ANIMATION AND GAMES FESTIVAL, ACADEMIC CONFERENCE, BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY, GREAT BRITAIN (September 28 – October 4, 2015)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
https://www.bfxfestival.com

ANIMATION AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM – WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM ANIMAFEST ZAGREB / SCANNER II, CROATIA (June 10 – 11, 2015)
Lecture essay and project presentation Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
http://www.asifa.at/austria/animafest-scanner/

TRANSMEDIA EXPERIENCES: ANIMATION AS FINE ART – FMX / CONFERENCE ON ANIMATION, EFFECTS, GAMES AND IMMERSIVE MEDIA & FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG, STUTTGART, GERMANY (May 05 – 08, 2015)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
https://fmx.de/program2015/event/5625

3D-SYMPOSIUM BEYOND: FUTURE DESIGN – ZKM / CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA KARLSRUHE & KARLSRUHE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS AND DESIGN, GERMANY (October 09 – 12, 2014)
Lecture essay and project presentation Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
https://zkm.de/media/video/frank-gessner-alias-yederbeck-expanded-animation-cinema

30TH HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, GERMANY (June 03 – 09, 2014)
Lecture essay and project presentation Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”, Germany
https://festival.shortfilm.com/en/

PLAYFUL ART – PLAYABLE INTERFACES BETWEEN ART, FILM AND ANIMATION, STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM – GAME ZONE, GERMANY (April 22 – 27, 2014)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
https://fmx.de/program2014/event/3938

ALIAS YEDERBECK – EXPANDED ANIMATION CINEMA, RE:VOIR PARIS / DVD PUBLISHER, FRANCE (Release, February 02, 2014)
DVD edition, App, and book with texts by Suzanne Buchan, Ursula Frohne, Christian Katti, Yvonne Spielmann, and Karin Wehn
https://re-voir.com/shop/en/frank-gessner/325-gessner-expanded-cinema-9783000440809.html

¡DOCUMENTARY NOW! – BIMI CINEMA, BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN (June 19 – 20, 2013)
A conference on the contemporary contexts and possibilities of the documentary, essay Suzanne Buchan: “Identity, Authenticity and Heteronym in Frank Gessner’s Alias Yederbeck”
https://documentarynow.wordpress.com/information/programme-2013/

AVANCA CINEMA, PORTUGAL – CONFERÊNCIA INTERNACIONAL CINEMA – ARTE, TECNOLOGIA, COMUNICAÇÃO (July 25 – 29, 2012)
International symposium, lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
http://www.avanca.org/EN/historico.php?ano=2012

INSTITUTE FOR HISTORY OF ART AND VISUAL HISTORY ­– HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, GERMANY & DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AND CINEMA STUDIES – UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, USA (March 08 – 09, 2012)
Enchanted drawing: animation as imaging culture, international symposium, lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
http://www.kunstgeschichte.hu-berlin.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/EnchantedDrawing_Conference_Abstracts.pdf

INSTITUTE FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH – HFF “KONRAD WOLF” POTSDAM-BABELSBERG, GERMANY (February 02, 2012)
Research in the art laboratory, 11th transdisciplinary colloquium, lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema” and discussion with Julian Klein, Director of the Institute for Artistic Research Berlin, Radialsystem V
https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/artikel/detail/11-tdk-forschung-im-kunstlabor-mit-frank-gessner-und-julian-klein/

ALIAS YEDERBECK – EXPANDED ANIMATION CINEMA, KUNSTRAUM & SCHINKELHALLE POTSDAM, GERMANY (December 04 – January 15, 2011/12)
Exhibition and world premiere of the cinematographic installation in the framework of “Potsdam 2011 – City of Film”
https://www.waschhaus.de/kunstraum.php?show=1177
http://www.schiffbauergasse.de/index.php?p=1904&PHPSESSID=adc4c88370ca3642ae882b879327a64a

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION, COMICS & GAMES FORUM, JILIN ANIMATION INSTITUTE CHANGCHUNG, CHINA (September 01 – 04, 2011)
Research panel – concept presentation and pre-production Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”
http://en.jlai.edu.cn

MEDIALE LEBENS(T)RÄUME / MEDIAL LIVING SPACES, BÜRGERSAAL OF THE THURINGIAN STATE CHANCELLERY – THÜRINGER LANDESMEDIENANSTALT, ERFURT, GERMANY (June 27 – July 03, 2011)
Exhibition “TESTE SANS FIN“ (excerpts) and teaser “QU’EST-CE QUE MONSIEUR TESTE?”
https://www.db-thueringen.de/servlets/MCRFileNodeServlet/dbt_derivate_00026217/6D03Dd01.pdf

INSTITUTE FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH – HFF “KONRAD WOLF” POTSDAM BABELSBERG, GERMANY (May 03, 2010)
Inaugural lecture essay Frank Geßner: “THEORY AND PRACTICE OF VISUAL ARTS” and concept presentation “ALIAS YEDERBECK”
https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/portrait/person/frank-gessner/

LUCERNE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION ACADEMY – BOURBAKI PANORAMA, LUCERNE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS, SWITZERLAND (December 08 – 12, 2009)
Research panel – concept presentation Frank Geßner: “EXPANDED ANIMATION – TESTE SANS FIN”
https://www.animationstudies.org/v3/lucerne-international-animation-academy-2009/