FILM KLASSE HBK Braunschweig



Vitalii Shupliak –

Live View

1:24 min | 2018 | HD (16:9) | col | sound | OV (nodialog)

Viewing mediated through the device screen, desynchronization of reality, rotational and uncontrolled observation.


Frederic Mac Vetter

Vorstellungen / Pre-Notions

1:35 min | 2018 | HD (16:9) | col | stereo | OV (nodialog)

Pre-Notions arose out of the exhibition project “Monuments for a patch of grass in Wolfsburg”. The film is a montage of individual, location-related videos. – For the creation of each video I had the following routine: I met up with fellow artists from the project at the location where they wanted to realise their work. We talked about how they envisioned their piece and what they were about to do. I then asked them to film me standing in front of their absent piece, performing the body postures they had assumed when talking about how they imagined their work.

Maleen Harlan –

One Shot

3:12 min | 2019 | HD (16:9) | col | stereo | OV (nodialog)

Sometimes you just have to shift your focus to gain new insights.


Atiye Noreen Lax –

Dangi Yaad (Voice of Rememberence)

3:31 min | 2018 | HD (16:9) | col | sound | OV (nodialog)

This Place is an ocean. / A desert / playing through this melody / dreamlike.


Conrad Veit & Charlotte Maria Kätzl –

Blastogenese II

2:45 min | 2017 | HD (4:3 / 16mm) | bw | sound | OVdt

Blastogenesis II fantasize Evolution between science fiction images out from the 1950s and images of queer and bizzare experimental films. A film who shows creatures between human and animal, born out of a plant seed pouch in a setting of world end. It shows birthing, living and scoring like in nature documentaries , but with the aspect of drag, which brings up the question about fetishism and experimental porn.


Lerik Romaschenko –

Me gusta bailar en la calle por la noche

15:20 min | 2019 | HD (16:9) | col | silent | OVen

Me gusta bailar en la calle por la noche (I like to dance in the street at night) is a video that deals about experiences of my life in Bogotá as a female-read person. It was created during my exchange semester Aug-Dec 2018 which was sponsored by DAAD and ISAP. –

Attention: May trigger survivors of sexualized violence.


Meyrick Kaminski –

Barbarian Freestyle Sessions (Alaric)

2:59 min | 2015 | HD (16:9) | col | stereo | OVen (SUBen)

Visigothic king and Thervingian dynasty heir Alaric took a moment out of his busy schedule fighting the Romans to spit some fresh bars for us. Beat by Kaminski.


Takashi Kunimoto –


2:00 min | 2019 | HD (16:9 / Super8) | col | stereo | OVjp (UTen)

We had beautiful tomatoes in our field.


Derhoske –

Nichts bleibt (Nothing left)

3:50 min | 2019 | HD (16:9) | col | sound | OVdt

A philosophical film about the transience of everything and the traces left behind.
The time that changes our lives every second, enriches, encloses, shortens, fulfills. We see a changing mass that is fleeting, unique, ephemeral and beautiful at the same time, combined with a spoken poetic text about life. It is surreal.


Steve Luxembourg –

Der Schatten (The Shadow)

15:44 min | 2018 | 4K (4:3) | col | stereo | OV (nodialog)

The Meisterschüler-Short Film ‘Der Schatten’ (The Shadow) thematizes personal fears of loss and being followed through the symbolism of the rosary. ‘Der Schatten’ is structured by the four mysteries of the rosary, verses of the prayer. Each verse is assigned to one find: The Nest / The Joyful Mysteries: Incarnation. The Horn / The Sorrowful Mysteries: Passion. The Marten / The Glorious Mysteries: Resurrection. The Stone / The Luminous Mysteries: Eucharist.


Frederic Klamt –

Vervielfältigung verboten (Duplication prohibited)

4:00 min | 2018 | HD (16:9) (16mm) | bw | sound | OV (nodialog)

A 16mm found footage film dedicated to the elements that surround the actual movie content and that are not usually part of the movie. This accompanying material becomes a movie content.


Michael Brynntrup –

SELFENCODING | selfencoding

2:12 min | 2016 | HD (16:9) | bw+col | stereo [MBCFILM#79]

Bye-bye, bits and bytes: I’ve mathemetized myself into digital codes. –..-.-……-..-.. -….-.-.—.-.-.-…-.–.
QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is an optical label that contains information arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera, scanner, etc.) (
Bye-bye, bits and bytes: I’ve mathemetized myself into digital codes. __________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________


Michael Brynntrup (*1959) studied Philosophy and History of Arts. Received Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 1991. Living in Berlin since 1982. – Installations, performances, over 80 experimental short films and videos since 1980, four feature films. – Film exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art New York; 17 premieres at Berlin Film Festival since 1984. Numerous film awards and solo presentations at international film and media art festivals. – Since 2006 Professor for Film/Video at HBK Braunschweig University of Art.

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Derhoske (‘1987) machte zunächst eine Ausbildung zur Fotomedienlaborantin und studiert seit dem Wintersemester 2013 Freie Kunst an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. Nach der Grundklasse bei Aurelia Mihai kam der Wechsel in die Fachklasse „Filmklasse“ zu Michael Brynntrup (mit dem Schwerpunkt Experimentalfilm). – Die Arbeiten schwanken zwischen Melancholie und Absurdität. Das Alltägliche spielt eine wesentliche Rolle. Der Blick hinter Fassaden des menschlichen Seins. Es geht um das Offenlegen von Emotionen, das Spielen mit dem Gegebenen, das Sichtbar machen des Unsichtbaren.

Maleen Harlan (*1991 in Bielefeld) has been a member of Michael Brynntrup‘s film class since October 2019. She discovered her passion for film making early on. Following her graduation from school, she interned with a filmmaker in Los Angeles. After completing her internship, she studied at the European Filmcollege in Denmark where she was able to try different areas of film making. She settled on sound, and began pursuing sound design at the Filmakademie in Baden-Württemberg. After some time she felt the urge to realize her own artistic ideas and she decided to change direction and study fine arts at the HBK Braunschweig.

Meyrick Kaminski (*1982 in Melbourne, Australia) completed his Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. He continued his studies under Candice Breitz at the HBK Braunschweig (Germany) and completed his Diplom in 2016. Kaminski is a multi-media artist with strong roots in video, installation, and sound design. In his oeuvre Kaminski seeks to understand the contemporary moment, a process which brings him back continually to the rhymes of the past and the mediation of the image through the organs of the media. He is currently Meisterschüler in the class of Michael Brynntrup.

Frederic Klamt (*1991 in Halle/Saale, Germany). Educated media designer in sound and vision. Since 2014 studying at HBK Braunschweig: media studies, history of Art and finally Fine Arts. He is interested in Film and Video. He studied Video in the class of Aurelia Mihai and is studying experimental film in the class of Michael Brynntrup.

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Takashi Kunimoto. Grew up in Tokyo, Japan. While studying at university, participated in a project interviewing survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb. In Kobe, work at civil media empowering youths using radio and documentaries. Following the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, decision to move to German in 2012. Film screenings in various regions in Germany and Japan. Currently attending HBK Braunschweig Art School. Film Projects in Japan and Germany. Father of three children.

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Atiye Noreen Lax (*1994 in Bielefeld) studiert Freie Kunst mit Schwerpunkt Film, Video und Fotografie an der HBK Braunschweig bei Aurelia Mihai und Michael Brynntrup. In ihrer Kunst beschaeftigt sie sich mit Zwischenbereichen vorallem von kultureller Zugehoerigkeit. Zudem ist sie Multi-Instrumentalistin und spielt in ihrer Weltmusikband Culture Resonance.

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Steve Luxembourg (*1993 in Southern Germany) is a Filmmaker, Photographer and Musician. From 2012 until 2018 he has been studying Fine Art at the University of Art Braunschweig and was appointed as «Meisterschüler» of professor Michael Brynntrup in summer 2018.
In most of his short films since 2015 he thematizes his homeland at the German-French Border, the woods serve him as a mystic inspiration. Furthermore, he critically deals with the places and symbolism of Christianity.

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Lerik Romaschenko studiert seit 2014 an der HBK Braunschweig bei Aurelia Mihai, Corinna Schnitt, Michael Brynntrup und Kota Ezawa. Medial liegen die Interessen auf Basis von Performance und Installation in Mixed Media: Film, Video, Sound Art, Bildhauerei, Photographie, Malerei und Zeichnung.

Vitalii Shupliak (*1993, Ukraine) beschäftigt sich hauptsächlich mit Video, Installation und räumlichen Aktivitäten. Studium der Bildenden Kunst in Lemberg, Gdańsk und Poznań, Meisterschüler in der Filmklasse Braunschweig. Hauptsächlich die Themen Spannungen, weit verstandene Grenzen, Migration und Identität adressieren, Werke von ökonomischer Form aufbauen, aber mit weit gefassten Konzepten.

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Conrad Veit (*1987) lives in Brunswick and works as a publicist and freelance artist who focuses on experimental film and video installation. Currently he is studying Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Brunswick, previously he studied Linguistic, Literature and Art History. Conrad Veit forms a contrast to naturalistic and high definition images. His artistic practice deals with artificial staging and room shaping video installation, painted with the analog aesthetics of film and video and staged with a kind of a self constructed genderqueer drag culture.

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Frederic Mac Vetter (*1993) is a student of Fine Arts at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK). Since 2015 Mac has studied under Prof. Aurelia Mihai, Prof. Corinna Schnitt and is currently in the filmclass of Prof. Michael Brynntrup and the Project Class of Prof. Kota Ezawa. Mac’s fields of interest are photography, performance and the role of the body in film.

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