Category Archives: Collaborations

Collaborations with the Trickfilmklasse Kassel.

REGRET – exhibition in Sepulkralmuseum

Students of Trickfilmklasse Kassel present things that they regret. From Decembre 2nd until March 4th 2018 in Sepulkralmuseum (one of Europe’s few museums for death culture and ancestry worship).


Wenn am Ende des Lebens der Fokus auf zu viel Arbeit und zu wenig Familie lag, nicht genug Freude gespürt wurde, falsche Prioritäten gesetzt oder der eigenen Intuition misstraut wurde, dann ist es oftmals der Gedanke der Reue, der im Moment der Erkenntnis an der Seele nagt.

Das Projekt ‘REGRET’ entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Museum für Sepulkralkultur in Kassel, ausgehend von der Konzeptionsentwicklung zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum des Museums. Unter der Leitung von Professorin Martina Bramkamp recherchierten und entwickelten Studierende der Trickfilmklasse der Kunsthochschule Kassel Konzepte, die sich individuell auf das Thema „Dinge, die wir bedauern” beziehen.
Es werden künstlerische Arbeiten als Zeitdokumente vorgestellt, die sich in die Dauerausstellung in Form von Filmen, Bewegtbildarbeiten, Hörspiel und einer Diashow integrieren.

Teilnehmende Künstlerinnen und Künstler: Fiona Dietz, Max Holicki, Felix Kramer, Pascalina Krummenauer, Eeva Ojanperä, Petra Stipetić, Maren Wiese, Chen Yang, Juan Yang

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Madagascar @ Kasseler Dokfest w/ Trickfilmklasse Kassel

The Trickfilmklasse Kassel presents in cooperation with  Kasseler Dokfest the film program:

Madagaskar begegnen 4 – Entwicklung (Meeting Madagascar 4 – development)

Jeux d’enfants – Gilde Razafitsihadinoina – Dokumentation – Madagascar – 2017 – 24:27 – Malagasy/UT Englisch

It is the fourth season of the international collaboration between the madagascan film festival Recontres du Film Court (RFC), the Kasseler Dokfest and the Trickfilmklasse Kassel.  If one opens the catalogues of 2014/15/16, he or she might have read the introductory paragraphs about the origins of the madagascan cinema,  its decline and its new invention about 10 years ago. One will discover information about Laza, the filmmaker and producer who has returned to his homeland, recovering only abandoned echos of the film landscape that he knew and decided to found a film festival. The RFC was designed to provide a platform for a new generation of madagascan filmmakers for future development.

Them & Us – Lawrence Agbetsise – Dokumentation – Ghana – 2016 – 13:52 – Englisch/UT Englisch

Since then the festival and its program is constantly changing. The RFC developed from a two-day event which screened regional and national films only, to a international event that lasts 10 days, welcomes over 20k visitors in this period, screens several hundred films and receives film entries from the whole continent (Africa).

I want to make a movie – Nathaniela R. Randrianomearisoa – Experimentaldokumentation – Madagaskar – 2016 – 7:27 – Malagasy/UT

The program starts with a madagascan film that perfectly represents the emotions of a young generation of african filmmakers: “I want to make a movie” by Nathaniela R. Randrianomearisoa is equally surreal as technically flawed. Nonetheless it demonstrates the need to get a camera and tell a story. In the spirit of development the program continues with four productions from various african countries. Each of them was shown in the contest of the RFC. In this sense the meeting with Madagascar is really a meeting with the whole african continent.

Madagaskar begegnen 4 – Entwicklung (Meeting Madagascar 4 – development)
Mittwoch 15. November 2017 (Wednesday 15th Nov 2017)
13:15 – 15:00 (1:15 pm  until 3 pm)
großes BALI, BALI Cinemas (KulturBahnhof)


I want to make a movie – Nathaniela R. Randrianomearisoa – Experimentaldokumentation – Madagaskar – 2016 – 7:27 – Malagasy/UT Englisch
An amateur without resources and no financing searches for an opportunity.

Jeux d’enfants – Gilde Razafitsihadinoina – Dokumentation – Madagaskar – 2017 – 24:27 – Malagasy/UT Englisch
In the age of VR and insecruity madagascan children have preserved their creativity and happiness.

L’absence – Hawa Aliou N’Diaye – Dokumentation – Mali/Senegal – 2016 – 8:42 – Französisch/UT Englisch
For four years my father spends his retirement in the mosque. He distants himself from his family. I almost never encounter him at home. His absense destroys my childhood.

Them & Us – Lawrence Agbetsise – Dokumentation – Ghana – 2016 – 13:52 – Englisch/UT Englisch
Imagine losing all your property, your home, your friends and relatives because of fire and water and you have to cope without  any national aid.

Opeyemi – Alvan Obichie – Dokumentation – Experimentaldokumentation – Nigeria – 2016 – 17:18 – Englisch/UT Englisch
An unaccomplishable dream, a choleric teacher, a lost mother, no shoes, no money, no hope and in the end an unpleasant gaze into the future.

Recontres du Film Court (RFC)
Kasseler Dokfest
Trickfilmklasse Kassel

REVIEW: Galleriefest 2017

Also this year, the popular gallery party took place in the Südstadt of Kassel. The galleries presented a varied program of exhibitions and concerts, entry was free. And the Trickfilmklasse was part of it.

Who hadn’t seen the program of Trickreich 17, or just wanted to watch his or her favorite films again, could have done this at the weekend of May 19th – 21st 2017.

The location of the Trickfilmklasse exhibition wasn’t an ordinary one – in the studio of Wasserbetten (waterbeds) at station Weinberg. The audience had the opportunity to lounge on very pillowy mattresses and to enjoy the films in a relaxed atmosphere with candle lights.

The Trickfilmklasse says thank you to the owners Peter and Irina Ritter, for the opportunity to present their films in this special way and for the nice and energetic support. We like to be there next year too!

Galeriefest 2017
Wasserbettenstudio at Weinberg


Exhibition opening of Vision/Version at Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof

The exhibition opening of »Vision/Version« at Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof was received with great excitement.

The president of Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshofs Dirk Schönstädt opened the exhibition at the Lichthof. Jero van Nieuwkoop stood in for Professor Martina Bramkamp and delivered opening remarks.

Musical accompaniment was provided by the featured artists themselves.

»Vision/Version« is a collaborative project between students of the Trickfilmklasse and the documenta-archive. The exhibited works were produced over the course of 2 semesters.

Karlin Twiddy, Ingrid Fischer, Chengjie Xu, Eeva Ojanderä, Theresa Grysczok und Daniel Maaß got inspired by former documenta artist sand produced their own versions of those famous works.

Animated post stamps, puffy dog hair balls and even the of the silhouette – at this exhibition there is much to discover.

The exhibition can be visited until July 7th 2017.

Vision/Version at facebook
Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof
documenta archive Kassel

Trickreich on display at Galeriefest 2017

This year, the Trickreich film program will once again be on display at the Wasserbettenstudio at Weinberg in Frankfurter Str. 49 while Galeriefest 2017.
Opening hours: Friday 8pm – 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3pm – 10pm on
Come and enjoy!

About Galeriefest at the Südstadt of Kassel

Bereits zum fünften Mal verwandelt sich die Frankfurter Straße während des Galeriefests zur Kunst- und Kulturmeile. Türen und Tore öffnen sich und führen zu unkonventionellen Ausstellungsplätzen und zu den bereits bestehenden Kunst- und Kulturorten, die den Besuchern neue, interessante, vielleicht auch kontroverse Ein- und Ausblicke auf zeitgenössische künstlerische Positionen bieten.

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Galeriefest 2017
Wasserbettenstudio am Weinberg


Impressions from »Recontres du Film Court XII«

April 21st – 29th 2017, Theresa Grysczok was in Antananarivo, Madagascar at the film festival »Recontres du Film Court XII«. With this year the collaboration between the Trickfilmklasse Kassel and the RFC goes into the fourth season.

Tairo ary e, rendez-vous du 21 au 29 avril prochain pour les douze coups des Rencontres du Film Court #festival #RFC12

Posted by Rencontres du film court Madagascar on Freitag, 17. März 2017

Theresa Grysczok gives a lecture about her shortfilm »TRAPPED« by Florian Maubach and Theresa Grysczok.

Impressionen from the animation workshop about stop motion by Theresa Gryszock with many gifted animation students from Madagascar.

Recontres du Film Court
Trickfilmklasse Kassel
Sticky Frames

Vision/Version – exhibition opening

Group exhibition by students of the Trickfilmklasse Kassel at Hessischen Verwaltungsgerichtshof.

Und the title »Vision/Version« the artists Karolin Twiddy, Ingrid Fischer, Chengjie Xu, Eeva Ojanderä, Theresa Grysczok and Daniel Maaß will show their filmic and installative works at the Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof. It is the second time for artists of the Trickfilmklasse Kassel to exhibit their work there. The exhibits show inventive and alternative versions of famous works of former documenta artists.

The exhibition will be opened by the president of Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof, Mr. Dirk Schönstädt. Professor Martina Bramkamp will deliver opening remarks.

Exhibition opening is on Wednesday April 26th 2017 at 5pm.

Short films and installations by :
Ingrid Fischer and Chengjie Xu – Looking Back
Karolin Twiddy – 27×33
Daniel Maaß – Topos
Eeva Ojanperä & Theresa Grysczok – Tracing Coyotes

The students followed in the artistic footsteps of former documenta artists and produced their own versions of those famous works. In collaboration with the documenta archive Kassel.

Exhibition at Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof
from April 26th to July 7th 2017.

Monday til Thursday from 9am to 15pm
Friday from 9am to 1pm
Brüder-Grimm-Platz 1
34117 Kassel

Vision/Version auf Facebook
Hessische Verwaltungsgerichtshof
documenta Archiv Kassel

Trickfilmklasse Kassel in Madagascar

This spring, the collaboration between the Trickfilmklasse Kassel and the Recontres du Film Court (RFC) goes into the fourth season. In April Theresa Grysczok will travel to Antananarivo where she will lead several animation workshops of her signature animation style #stop-motion. Additionally she will show selected works of the Trickfilmklasse.

Our collaboration with the festival began with a visit of four filmmakers of Madagasca to Kassel in spring 2014. Over several days the worked with students of the Trickfilmklasse and created a portmanteau film with the title »Dreams«.
In spring three students of Trickfilmklasse went to Madagascar for the first, and visited the RFC. There they created a second short film with the title »Zoma«. Since then we cultivated the exchange and organized screenings and trips between Germany and Madagascar.

»The Old Man and the Bird« at GRIMMWELT

The puppetoon »The Old Man and the Bird« by Dennis Stein-Schomburg is part of the »Der 8. Zwerg«-exhibition at the GRIMMWELT Kassel.

From november 24th onwards the GRIMMWELT invites their visitors to an exciting travel through the world of fairy tales. The special exhibition „Der 8. Zwerg“ ( the 8th dwarf ) offers meaningful insights and interactive possibilites to discover with one’s senses.

Hommage an die Brüder Grimm
Im ersten Bereich der Ausstellung dreht sich alles um die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Tier in den Grimm’schen Märchen, ganz besonders die Verwandlung von einem in andere spielt dabei eine wichtige Rolle. Neben interaktiven Mitmachstationen bietet der Film „The old man and the bird“ von Dennis Stein-Schomburg von der Kunsthochschule Kassel einen Einblick in die Thematik.

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Dennis Stein-Schomburg

The Old Man and the Bird