photography + experiment + projections / overlaps/ + game
The Studio Laboratory of Photography includes wide range of photographic media from conceptual, documentary and art photography to its projection to other media such as video, performance, installation, painting, while the students are provided with knowledge throughout the entire history of art. The emphasis is put on experiment, however, craft mastering is not underestimated. Not only global issues are solved in the studio, but also, for example, searching of alternatives towards contemporary perception of consumer lifestyle.
Attention is also paid to the archetype and other unique regional phenomena of our present. We are here to consult, study literature, go to exhibitions, workshops and invite interesting guests to lectures. An open communication and personal contact are preferrred in the process, so the students could find and identify themselves and their place in art. Workshops are held in Slovakia but also abroad, and we cooperate with other schools and institutions. The results are presented at the studio, departmental and other exhibitions, competitions and other surveys either in Slovakia or abroad. We have published a number of catalogues presenting student works on various projects. The graduates, who lead subtasks for students and consecrate them in their research, also contribute to the quality of the Studio. Mastering expression in the visual language is the basic direction of the Studio.