Frank Geßner

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“I’m not a filmmaker. For me, film is the extension of language. I begin with poetry, then visual art, and finally cinema which brings together several different elements of art. Which to say: writing (poetry), the object (visual arts), and the image (film). The difficult thing, of course, is the harmony between these elements.” (Frankly after Marcel Broodthaers)

Frank Geßner is Professor of theory and practice of visual art at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. He has had guest professorships at the HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg, Berlin University of the Arts, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, and the Jilin Animation Institute in Changchun, China. His artistic research and teaching interests include: drawing, sculpture and painting; theory and practice of visual art; pre- and future cinema, experimental and hybrid auteur film and expanded animation.