Workshop: Possibilities of self-presentation for artists on the Internet

Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Organizer: Videonale, Office, SK Stiftung Kultur

The Videonale, the office and the SK Stiftung Kultur organized a workshop on Saturday, February 28th, 2015, as part of the festival program of the VIDEONALE.15, which dealt with the various forms of artistic self-presentation on the Internet. The workshop explained different tools and programmes. Afterwards, the participants developed their own ideas and turned them into reality.

The workshop took place in Bonn and was aimed at young artists up to 40 years of age.


1) Short presentation by Dennis Knopf, work experiences (30 min.)
2) Examples (30 min.):
– Post-Internet Art: simple cross-media work
– Culture and art discourse: expertise, relevance, zeitgeist
– (Online) portfolio & documentation
– Personal Brandaudience engagement
– Video, Performance & PR: Emotion, irritation & reaction
– Application, Application, Pitch

– Break –

3) Development of own ideas and approaches, implementation (3 hours)

Seminar-direction: Dennis Knopf (media artist, Stuttgart)
Dennis Knopf (*1981) is a media artist and designer. He lives and works in Stuttgart. At the Merz Academy he earned a diploma in communication-design with a focus on new media. This was followed by a master’s degree in European Media. In 2008 he was an editorial fellow at the art-organization in New York City. In 2009 his video Bootyclipse was awarded as best online-work at the Stuttgarter Filmwinter. He has published several texts on cultural production on the internet and has been running the label since 2003. In 2013 he produced his own web-series Tricks for ARTE Creative. In 2014 he won an ideas-competition on the theme “wearables”, announced by Intel. His work has been published in: RADIO (Deutschlandradio Kultur, Fritz, Caos Computer Club Radio), BLOGS (Guggenheim Museum,,, Fact Magazine,, Post Internet), PRESS (De:Bug, Groove, Lodown), TV (Mediaset Italia, Disneyclub).

The workshop-series of the office was aimed at young media artists living and/or working in North Rhine-Westphalia. Especially addressed were graduates of art- and design-colleges in NRW. The focus was on topics such as funding applications, project management/self-organisation, legal forms in independent work and the development of concepts in words and pictures.
The workshop-series drew on the wealth of experience and knowledge of the partners of and actively integrated them into the design of the series.

The office was supported by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Office hosted by: Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund.