“It’s important to me that while I’m at the school, students and teachers alike can leave behind their predefined roles and gain a whole new perspective of themselves, but also of the people around them.”Damaris Wurster, artist-in-residence 2023/2024 school year
Damaris Wurster, artist-in-residence 2023/2024 school year
Damaris Wurster was born in 1984 and studied film at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart, followed by fine art at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. For several years she worked in film and television until she moved into art mediation in 2020, honing her experience in youth work, museums and schools in Baden-Württemberg.
In her artistic work she explores abstraction in photography and digital compositions. Her raw materials are analogue film, digital photographs and found footage that she discovers on digital forays. In 2016 she co-founded Lowland Magazine, which encourages networking between artists, but also invites participants to act and react. In her mediation work, therefore, it is important for her to leave behind predefined structures and role models and rediscover herself.
“For me, art mediation doesn’t just mean explaining a work of art; it’s much more about the participants themselves recognising just how creative they can be, that art is there for everyone and that any reservations they have can be overcome.”Damaris Wurster, artist-in-residence 2023/2024 school year