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Special Issue 5: ÂťLightpaintingÂŤ issue 5 is presented by the Faculty of Media of the Bauhaus-University Weimar and Tampere Art Festival

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Editorial Tampere Lightening Journey We–Rostock Portrait Superfast Ferry Enlightement Helsinki Tampere People and Living Ghost Sauna Dancing in the Dark On Focus Tampere Art Festival Imprint

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Editorial

Dear viewer,

Loom Magazine www.loom-mag.net Alexander Lembke Editor-in-chief Loom Magazine issue 5 Media faculty BU Weimar

we are proud to present you another special issue of the loom magazine. This time it’s all about nights and lights! In May a group of students went to Tampere, a small city in Finland, to take part in a one week lightpainting workshop at the tamk University of Applied Sciences/School of Art and Media. We had lectures during daytime but at night no one was sleeping – everybody was outside strolling around in the city taking pictures painted with light.

You don’t need many things: Darkness, a camera, an automatic release, a variety of different light sources and of course some time to draw!

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Tampere Lightening

Lightpainting | Tampere Lightening

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Journey WE–Rostock Our journey/study trip began on a Friday noon, when all of us gathered on time at the Weimar railway station. All of us? Well, our tutor was late but he had the best excuse: What? I’m the tutor! We arrived in Rostock in the early evening and had to wait for the shuttle to the ferry for quite a time. But surprisingly the station forecourt was pretty entertaining – not because we had some beers to drink to kill time, rather because there were some really drunken guys from the Netherlands who kept us entertained with some babbling, some falling off of the bench and some getting rescued by the ambulance.

Finland | Journey WE–Rostock

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Portrait in the Dark

Lightpainting | Portrait in the dark

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Superfast Ferry Friday night at around 10 pm we moved into our teeny-weeny cabins on the superfast ferry. After a first look around we spotted a sauna, a casino and the notorious »alcohol-without-taxes« -liquor store with its bottles ringing and clanging gently depending of the movement of the ferry. Some of us stayed up so long that it became difficult to arrive at breakfast within the given period – but yes, you can have breakfast in hardly ten minutes!

Finland | Superfast Ferry

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Enlightement

Lightpainting | Enlightement

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Helsinki

Finland | Helsinki

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Tampere People and Living After a six hour stop in Helsinki we arrived in Tampere on Sunday afternoon and checked in at our hotel. In the course of this week we found out that Finnish people are really friendly and go to saunas a lot where they drink loads of beer. Almost everybody was able to speak English, although it seemed sometimes that you only have to put an ÂťiÂŤ at the end of a word to make it Finnish.

Finland | Tampere People and Living

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Lightpainting | Ghosts

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Sauna

Finland | Sauna

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Dancing in the Dark

Lightpainting | Dancing in the Dark

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On Focus On a photo excursion of course everybody is taking pictures all the time and everywhere. Out of the wide range of pictures we chose a little selection – enjoy.

Finland | On Focus

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Finland

Tampere Art Festival a) Workshop On four days of the week we had lectures about lightpainting in general and lightpainting artists and of course we got some homework, too. The first task was to illuminate an object in a completely dark room – which resulted in occupied bathrooms until late at night and fellow students knocking on our doors asking if they could use our toilet really urgently. The second task took us out into the nocturnal Tampere where we lightpainted the city with graffiti. Finally we had to lightpaint a portrait.

Finland | Tampere Art Festival

b) Festival The Tampere Art Festival (taf) featured film screenings, exhibitions, installations and some really rocking bands. The Finnish and German students who took part in the workshop had a little blue container, in which they offered lightpainted portraits on polaroids to the festival guests. This offer was taken willingly and so we had a line of people standing and waiting outside the container until 10 pm when the festival doors finally closed for the day.

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Imprint

Loom

Issue 5: »Lightwriting« Juli 2008

light writing

Publisher Bauhaus University Weimar c/o Alexander Lembke Bauhausstraße 7b D – 99423 Weimar phone: 03643 / 58 37 39 alexander.lembke@medien.uni-weimar.de Editor in Chief Alexander Lembke Workshop Lightpainting at TAF 08 Layout and Graphic Design Arne Felgendreher & Christoph Blankenburg Coverphoto Karoliina Paappa

Authors Sinja Heining The editor in chief thanks Wolf Landmann, Fraenzi Walther Loom is a project of the Faculty of Media and the Faculty of Architecture of the Bauhaus University Weimar. All Contents © 2009 by Bauhaus University Weimar. All rights reserved. Reproduction without Permisson is prohibited. Contact info@loom-mag.net

Website Wolf Landman (www.landman1.de)

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Contributing Artitsts Christoph Blankenburg – Page 6, 7, 10, 20, 36, 37, 50, 51, 52, 59, 60, 61 Arne Felgendreher – Page 6, 7, 10, 20, 36, 37, 50, 52 Gabriele Fantoni – Page 6, 7, 17 Maxie Götze – Page 6, 7, 18, 21 Sinja Heining – Page Johannes Heinke – Page 7, 17, 59, 60, 61 Arnold Hohman – Page 6, 19 Jette Kriese – Page 6, 7, 18, 21 Nina Röder – Page 7, 17, 35 Claudia Roeseler Henrike Schneider – Page 16 Nora Ströbel – Page 16 Karoliina Paappa – Page 22, 23, 24

Loom thanks! tamk University Tampere and taf Juha Suonpää, Cai Melakoski, Pertii Näränen, Tuomo Joronen Bauhaus-University and all finish students who took part in the workshop and gave us their support! Jyrki Hirvensalo, Osku Tuominen, Mari Huhtanen, Ville Salminen, Mika Korento, Essi Nopanen, Nina Riutta, Teackele Soepboer Jaakko Sorja, Aleksi Närvä, Phoebe Wild, Tiina Osara, Juho Viitala

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