GIF.ag at Kampnagel

++First festival documented entirely with animated gifs++++

Every year, the International Summer Festival Kampnagel, offers a scholarship for students of theater, arts and cultural studies. Within the framework of this summer residency, scholarship holders have the opportunity to experience the three-week program intensively. We were asked to design a live–performance workspace and retreat for the scholarship holders. The concept should enable the scholarship holders to document the performances, workshops, lectures, artistic installations, productions and interventions from a personal perspective and letting the visitors of the festival being part of. From this point of view, we founded the "GIF.ag" digitally and physically as a roleplay for the scholarship holders. This year the summer festival should be documented by the scholarship holders exclusively in the form of animated GIFs as an "archive of knowledge" at www.gif.ag. The resulting gallery could be visited during the entire festival period in the Kampnagel Foyer, where the website is broadcast live on the external facade of the GIF.ag office. The designated retreat for the scholarship holders was arranged in the form of a conference room. Through a door in the outer facade, the gallery behind could be entered by the scholarship holders. Collaboration with Jascha Kretschmann and Kevin Visdeloup.

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