From 10th September to 15th October 2008 six students of the courses of New Media and Animation with Prof. Ursula Panhaus-Bühler have been invited to Chongqing/VR China. Together with the students of Animation of Go Shau Han, they have been working at the Sichuan University of Fine Arts [http://www.scfai.edu.cn/] for 5 weeks.
The workshops included Software VVVV (Felix Böttcher) and Adventure Games Studio (Gerard Delmas). In the end a big exhibition with the title “Interaction” was put together.
20 German-Chinese interactive projects were made.
After collecting so many great experiences during the project, it is planned to maintain the cooperation of New Media and Animated Cartoons in Germany and possibly to travel to China once again.
Participating students from Kassel: Stefan Vogt, Lea Schönfelder (Animation) / Anna Rieger, Felix Böttcher, Gerard Delmas, Tobias Hellwig (New Media)
The students of Animated Cartoon of Kassel will contribute a special program „Kassel Interaktiv“ at The 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film http://www.itfs.de/ from 5th to 10th May 2009.
Further information will be available shortly on this site.
The film ‘weiss’ by Florian Grolig received the Goldener Reiter award for best Animated Film, National Competition at the 20th Filmfest Dresden.
The class of Animated Cartoon of the Kunsthochschule Kassel shows a selection of their recent Artwork, that deals as usual with the elementary questions of life:
Will the fat penguin Q accomplish his masterpiece or will he fail miserably? Will Nils sacrifice the symbol of his masculinity, just to get his first date? Will the hand-knitted worm find his rhythm? When will I get my coffee? How can I get rid of wasted thoughts and what are the consequences? Who is going to win: Love or Hate?
The audience now has got the unique opportunity to find out and to have an enjoyable cartoon evening.
On 24th January, at 10pm, at the BALI Kino (Kulturbahnhof Kassel)