29.06.24, 10:00 – 30.06.24, 14:00


mit Charlotte Ostritsch
© Charlotte Ostritsch

cyanotype printing, multi-sensory investigation, site specific, performative actions

Dieser Kurs findet in Kooperation mit Openspace.Innbruck und Magic Carpets* statt.

Veranstaltungsort: Openspace. innsbruck / Mentlgasse 12B

„The course derives from some basic notions out of my own artistic practice: life/creation grows out of bliss pleasure. Pleasure is an effortless state of existence. It is the perfect balance between time (and space aspects. Creation is possible everywhere, as it is life itself. Through just being alive we are always creating something, even if we are unaware. Art happens when we are consciously creating. “ - Charlotte

In the course we will learn how to take care of material on site (venue, outdoors, by walks) experimenting with Cyanotype (anthotype) photograms as a technique of meta documenting a space.

Entering a dialogue with the possibilities of the present moment. What do I know? What do I see? What is space? What is the material? How can I put it to use? Creation.

Reclaiming the pleasure in playing as a tool for empowerment. The pleasure and lightness of just being. Igniting a curiosity about the immediate surroundings that extends beyond the personal exterior and everyday dramas.

Bliss pleasure is creativity.
Pain pleasure is destruction.
The energy is neutral in itself.

Day 1

Charlotte will introduce her artistic practice and conduct a workshop on shadow painting with cyanotype, both indoors and outdoors. Participants will learn the cyanotype technique, a camera-less photography method that creates blue and white images, and how to make anthotypes at home. The artist will prepare special paper in advance, and participants will also prepare paper for the next day.

Day 2:

Participants will gather at Openspace.Innsbruck and take a walk through the city for a site-specific shadow painting session, experimenting with exposure times. They will return to Openspace to develop the images and conclude with a discussion about their experiences.

Charlotte Ostritsch (b. 1980, Örebro, Sweden) is a Swedish artist with a master’s degree in fine arts from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and a BA in rhetorics and anthropology. Her work involves site-specific performative actions that become temporary installations, focusing on revitalizing discarded materials to create value and context. Key themes include care for places and remains, and the relationship between the seemingly useless and valuable. She is also involved in teaching, collaborating with other artists, and coordinating exhibitions.

* „Magic Carpets“ is a „Creative Europe“ platform uniting 16 European cultural organisations that create opportunities for emerging artists to embark on international journeys and to create, together with local artists and local communities, new works that highlight local specificities and compensate for the shortage of story-telling existing in modern society by enhancing cultural accessibility, cultural activism and participation.The Magic Carpets project is funded by the EU as part of the "Creative Europe" program, implemented by openspace.innsbruck in Austria and supported by the City of Innsbruck, the Region of Tyrol, the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport.