By Tilmann Meyer-Faje
Tilmann called his workshop 'Bring the ship into service and then start steering'.
According to him, the creation of an image involves more factors than just color, material and technical knowledge.
Like the unknown material that the students worked with, the unexpected things that other people did, challenged the participants to consider how their own thoughts relate to those of others.
They worked together towards a very exciting exhibition entitled Bourgeoiserie, which featured a series of beautiful ceramic installations.
Tilmann Meyer-Faje invites you to participate in a workshop in which you will work with Tilmann on the material clay. Tilmann will challenge you to come to an image together with others. Working together to create an image is an exciting process where the other person can do something very unexpected. This creates new challenging situations.
This is how Tilmann himself once started working with clay and ceramics. As an audiovisual student, he has worked with videos and performances for a long time. So clay was a completely new material for him. In a short time he has developed the necessary skills and now he is seen as high-profile in the ceramic world. How he came to this work, he now wants to share with the workshop participants and teach you the secrets of how he got there in a relatively short time.
Tilmann also remarks: “I believe that the creation of an image involves more factors than just color, material and technical knowledge. They are also temperature, light, the speed at which you work, and also your physical capacity, etc. Based on that, I think it is important to work interdisciplinary. The same factors actually count when making a ceramic image than when performing live with a musical instrument.
Born 1971 in Oldenburg Germany, lives and works in Amsterdam.
In 2000 he graduated from the audiovisual department VAV of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. At the time, he mainly worked with text and performance, for example with staged tours in modernist city districts. He was particularly interested in the communist “Plattenbau” from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. For example, in 2011 he decided to visit the EKWC in Den Bosch, while he was completely unaware of working with clay. He set up a mass production of apartment buildings there that sometimes threatened to collapse. Tilmann Meyer-Faje continued his investigations at the EKWC in 2013.