A studium generale was held at the FSRD 4 building gallery on Tuesday, 20th March 2018. The guest speaker was Professor Michael Brynntrup from Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste (The Braunschweig University of Art) Braunschweig. Dr. Deny Tri Ardinanto, S.Sn., Dpl. Art, the Head of DKV Study Program, delivered the opening speech and the lecture was attended by FSRD’s deans and more than 100 students from various study programs. Prof. Brynntrup; who is from Berlin, Germany, has been a professor of film and video since 2006. He is also an expert in video arts and a video artist as well as an experimental filmmaker and media artist who has been working in his fields for 35 years.
The event started with a movie “Der Rhein – ein deutsches Marche”, which was made by Prof. Brynntrup in 1983. It tells the story of the Berlin Wall which once divided West and East Germany. The movie was filmed from the perspectives of 3 canal cameras and aimed to deliver the revolutionary message as a call against the unstable political condition in Germany. The filming was then followed by the second film – “Loverfilm – eine unkontrollierte Freisetzung von Information” (1996) in which Prof. Brynntrup recounted more about himself. The third session was a screening of a movie titled “Tabu V (wovon man nicht sprechen kann)” which was made in 1998. This movie interprets the concept of taboo from the personal philosophical perspective. The event was received with great enthusiasm by the entire audience and ended with a discussion and Q&A session.