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Torsten Lauschmann


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BA (HONS) FIRST CLASS from Glasgow School of Art 1997.
MA Media Art Hochschule fur Gestaltung (ZKM) Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999

Teaching Appointments and Experience
Since 2002 Visiting Lecturer in various Colleges in UK and abroad including Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Dundee School of Art, Newcastle School of Art and Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2003-2008 Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Lecturer in Fine Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practice. Contributor to course design and teaching methodology.
2009-2010 Visiting Lecturer, BA & MA Fine Art at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2014-2015 Tutor at Phoenix Bursary Studios (Glasgow School of Art)
2012-2016 MA/MFA Fine Art Tutor at Edinburgh College of Art.
Since 2016 Lecturer of Post-Media at Edinburgh College of Art.

Prizes, Awards and Grants

2000 Scottish Bafta Award (shortlist). For short film “Remember Things before they happen”. Best Soundtrack Category
2005 Creative Scotland Professional Practice Award
2008 Creative Scotland Artist Award
2010 Margaret Tait Award. Inaugural Award for experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image
2011 Derek Jarman Award. UK Experimental Film Award (Shortlist),
2012 Samsung Art+ Prize. UK Media Art Award
2013 Paul Hamlyn Award. UK Awards for Artists

Selected Commissions
2007 Beck Fusions, Music and Art Commission by Forma/ICA London
2008 LUX/BBC Moving Image Commission. 6 month Residency at the BBC Archive and Production of  Video Work
2010 Vital Spark Award. Augmented Reality Collaboration with Jochen Ehnes from Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
2013 Olympic Games Film Commission. Moving Image Commission by IOC for the Olympics Media Art Collection.
2013 British Antarctica Survey, Art Catalyst & British Council Commission “Ice Lab; New Architecture and Science in Antarctica. Moving Image Commission. (£10000)2014 Commonwealth Film Commission. Commissioned by Glasgow Film Theatre and 85A (£5000)
2015 Alt-w Fund. Architecture and Light Installation at Pig Rock Boothy / National Gallery of Scotland and Travelling Gallery.

Selected Solo Shows, Screenings and Performances
“Marvellous Possessions”, Old Hairdresser Glasgow, 2015
“Bend”, Glasgow Project Space, DCA Dundee, 2014
“Amen Break”, Old Hairdresser Glasgow, Tate Britain, 2014
“Inconsistent Whisper” with the Red Note Ensemble, Counterflow Festival Glasgow, Contemporary Music Festival Huddersfield, 2013
“At the heart of everything a row of holes”, Glasgow, London, Berlin, Melbourne, Since 2012
“Special Effect”, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, 2012
“Startle Reaction”, DCA, Dundee, 2012
“Startle Reaction”, AV FESTIVAL, Laing Gallery, Newcastle, 2012
“Startle Reaction”, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 2012
Bradford 1 Gallery, Bradford, 2012
The Darker Ages, Mary Mary, Glasgow, 2009
Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2008
Nought to Sixty, ICA, London, 2008
Arnolfini, Bristol, 2008
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 2008
CAN 07 (Contemporary Art Norwich) with S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2007
“Broke” Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2006
Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke / Parisud, Paris, 2006
Mary Mary, Glasgow, 2006
Glasgow International 2006, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow,
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 2004
Independent Studio, Glasgow, 2003
Pistolas Sexuales, Catalyst Gallery, Belfast, 2002
Artist Software @, Vienna, 2002
Autumn Rhythm Film (Random Edit Software), Changing Room, Stirling, 2002
01game+01application (online), New Media Scotland, 2001
Places of Exposure, Kunstadapter, Wiesbaden, Germany 1998

Selected Group Shows/Screenings
Images Moving out Onto Space, Tate St.Ives, 2015
Docfest, Kassel, 2015
Assembly: A survey of recent artists’ film and video in Britain 2008–2013, ICA, 2013
Illuminated, QUAD, Derby, 2013
BBC, The Space, Online Version of “Digital Clock”, 2013
Samsung Art+ Prize 2012, The British Film Institute, London, 2012
AV Festival, Newcastle, 2012
Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool, Kunsthalle Hamburg, 2011-12
Sound works, ICA, London, 2012
Récits Anamorphiques, Frac des Pays de la Loire, France, 2011
Votive, CCA, Glasgow, 2011
Running Time: Artist Films in Scotland, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, 2011
Tonite, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2011
Sculpture Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2011
Soundspill, with Gary Hill, Guy Sherwin, Richard Sides, Thom O’Nions, West Gallery, Den Haag, 2011
run, run, curated by Alex Frost & Sorcha Dallas, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, 2008
51st Venice Biennale, Northern Ireland Pavilion, Italy, 2005
Radiodays, De Appel, Amsterdam, 2005
Beating About the Bush, South London Gallery, 2004
Audio-Visual concert with Rob Kennedy / Duncan Marquisse / Andy Wake, Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen, 2004
Christmas Records, with Christian Marclay at CCA, Glasgow, 2003
Scottish Pavilion 50th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2003
New German Photography, De March-Solbiati, Milan, 2001
Modell, Modell (With The Modern Institute), Kunstverein Aachen, Germany, 2001
Kino, British Short film Festival, Manchester, 1998

Work in Private and Public Art Collections
National Gallery of Scotland Collection
Art Council of England Collection
Le Frac des Pays de la Loire, France
Hull Museum (Contemporary Art Society Collection)
McManus Art Gallery and Museum, Dundee
Private Collections in UK and Germany

Other Professional Experiences
Free-lance Photographer based in Frankfurt/M. Work for Fashion, Media, Marketing and Food Magazines and Newspapers, 1991-93
Contributor to the Research into Gesture Control for Musical Expression, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 2005
Panel Member for Satellites Program, Collective Gallery 2010
N.I.P. New interfaces for Performances, Member of Think Tank and New Media Collective (performances at Stein/Amsterdam, Kisma/Finland and Arches/Glasgow) 2009-2011
“I am seeing things” Symposium, Invited Speaker,  Edinburgh Talbot Rice, 2012,
“Anticipatory City”, Member of Think Tank with  Adam Chodzko, Lindsay Seers & Liam Young hosted by Art Catalyst, London, 2012
Panel Member for Creative Scotland Artist Research Awards in Fine Art, Film and Crafts, 2014
D.I.Y. Symposium, Invited Speaker, Glasgow School of Art, 2015
Startle - Torsten Lauschmann
Edited by Torsten Lauschmann and David Bellingham. Produced by Dundee Contemporary Arts in association with Film and Video Umbrella. Fully illustrated Monograph with texts by Steven Bode, Sean Cubitt, Graham Domke, Esther Leslie, and Stewart Morgan. The Book includes a free App to explore the book extra content. ISBN: 978-0-9558769-5-0


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