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Camera / Light / Sound Workshop

Current Opening Hours

The following individual conditions apply to equipment rental within the camera/ light/ sound workshop (Finkenau 35, K04- 06):

  • Equipment rental is only possible by prior appointment.
  • No more than 2 students, the workshop supervisor and, if applicable, 1 student assistant should be present for the loan of equipment, i.e. a maximum of 4 persons in the workshop rooms.

For courses in the workshop rooms, a maximum of 4 students will be admitted, so that together with the workshop supervisor there will be a maximum of 5 people in the workshop at the same time.

Use of the HFBK film studio is only possible if all project participants are named. A maximum of 12 persons can stay in the film studio at the same time.

Hygiene concept, status: May 2020

Hygienekonzept der Werkstatt Kamera / Licht / Ton

The lending service of the Camera/Light/Sound workshop provides extensive professional-quality technical equipment, allowing HFBK students to record their own audiovisual projects in high quality.

Many types of camera, sound, and lighting equipment, plus tripods and accessories for film and video shoots, can be borrowed according to your needs. Additionally, analogue medium format and 35mm cameras, digital photo cameras and accessories can be borrowed for students’ photographic projects.

Please inform us of the timeframe and the equipment required for larger-scale projects in good time. To borrow equipment, you must be able to prove that you have liability insurance for loaned equipment.

The open practical workshop in the Camera/Light/Sound workshop provides further advice on specific questions and issues relating to the implementation of film content (it is best if you give prior notice shortly beforehand).

Additionally, small experimental films will be made using the equipment available in the workshop, with a new key topic every semester. Please pay attention to the notices posted on the notice board in front of the workshop entrance (K.04, basement storey, Finkenau 35).

Additionally, it is possible to hold one-on-one artworks discussions about your artistic project plans (for which an appointment must be made by email).

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

School of No Consequences

Everyone is talking about consequences: The consequences of climate change, the Corona pandemic or digitalization. Friedrich von Borries (professor of design theory), on the other hand, is dedicated to consequence-free design. In “School of No Consequences. Exercises for a New Life” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, he links collection objects with a "self-learning room" set up especially for the exhibition in such a way that a new perspective on "sustainability" emerges and supposedly universally valid ideas of a "proper life" are questioned.

Annual Exhibition 2021 at the HFBK

Annual exhibition a bit different: From February 12- 14, 2021 students at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, together with their professors, had developed a variety of presentations on different communication channels. The formats ranged from streamed live performances to video programs, radio broadcasts, a telephone hotline, online conferences, and a web store for editions. In addition, isolated interventions could be discovered in the outdoor space of the HFBK and in the city.

Public Information Day 2021

How do I become an art student? How does the application process work? Can I also study to become a teacher at the HFBK? These and other questions about studying art were answered by professors, students and staff at the HFBK during the Public Information Day on February 13, 2021. In addition, there will be an appointment specifically for English-speaking prospective students on February 23 at 2 pm.

Katja Pilipenko

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

photo: Tim Albrecht

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?