small realities – part 2

Second part of our exchange between Accademia di Belle Arti Napoli, Vilnius Academy of Art and Academy of Media Arts Cologne: small realities in Cologne. The first part of small realities took place in Napoli in February 2023.


14/15/16 june 2023

Moving bodies is an artistic reflective practice inviting to think and create with the whole body-mind. Using the methods of improvisation, movement and free writing it creates spaces for individual and collective movement poetry, which can support (y)our artistic process.

The city tour will be the way to connect the performance with the community town. Sketching, doodling, and perceiving Cologne from different viewpoints – local and visitor. Using a mapped path, that includes both tourist hot spot and mundane location, we walk through the city.

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Participating students and staff

Alessia Russano, Benita Martis, Biagio Salvati, Claudia Wear, Dennis Aycicek, Graziano Riccelli, Hojin Lee, Inna Lipovets, Irene Macalli, Jeongeun Kang, Kyuwon Moon, Metta Borriello, Pedro Ramirez, Tamara Pathak, Ylenia Rongo.

Prof. Elisa Laraia (Videoinstallation), Prof. Adriano D’Elia (3D Animation). Prof. Zil Lilas (3D Animation), Prof. hans w. koch (Sound), Asst. Prof. Tobias Hartmann (Electroacoustic Music & Research, Sound), Asst. Prof. Karin Lingnau (Material & Fiction, exMedia Lab).


Starting point of the exchange of part 1: Focussing the wonders of discovering art in the corners of daily life and informed by ideas from fluxus, small realities forages into the buzzing urban landscape of naples to infuse it with guerilla artworks that pop up in unexpected corners, subtly or drastically altering their environment, before dissapearing again. A general introduction consists of examples of artistic interventions which in a similar manner infuse daily life: Alison Knowles, Giveaway Construction (1963), Max Neuhaus, Times Square (1977), Robert Filliou, Galerie Légitime (1962) in a hat, David Hammons Bliz-aard Ball Sale” (1983).

…here fluxus predilection of working with mundane, everyday objects and actions ties in very well with recent topics of sustainability and reuse/recycling. The participating students of Cologne, Vilnius and Napoli form small teams which 1. go out to scout for locations, 2. consider possible forms of interventions (visually, sonically, performative, installative…), 3. produce these works.

…some impressions are following soon.