FRANK GESSNER, BERLIN OPEN STUDIO, VOLUME I (Release, December 22, 2020)
Frank Geßner (ed.), free artist’s eBook prototype, sequential art, and PS by Frank Geßner, English, 226 pages, printed out 25 x 20 cm, black-and-white images, Self-Publishing, *Atelier Berlin Production, Berlin 2020, NO-ISBN

BETWEEN MYTH AND REALITY: COOPERATION FILM UNIVERSITY BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF AND KUNSTHAUS „SANS TITRE“ POTSDAM, GERMANY (December 17, 2020, January 14, 2021 and, February 10, 2021)
Curating online screening and presentation animation study program Frank Geßner

URSONETT: CROWN OF SONNETS OR CORONA SEQUENCE, 14 & 1 MAGISTRALE – SMARTINSTALLATION, BERLIN, GERMANY (October 4 – 11, 2020)
Festival of Animation Berlin: „FAB Dimensional“, Animation Expanded Group Exhibition

TESTELAB & GUESTS: IN MEMORIAM SCHRÖDER, SCHRÖDER & KALENDER: 45. JOUR FIX – BERLIN, GERMANY (October 3, 2020)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds

GLOBE PLAYHOUSE SPACELAB: MASTERCLASS ARTISTIC RESEARCH, Filmuni Sommerschool, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (September 7 – 18, 2020)

INTERNATIONAL BEYOND FILMFESTIVAL: SPECIAL EDITION CLIMATE CHANGE, ZKM/CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (July 23 – 26, 2020)
Jury member Frank Geßner: Short Documentary, Short Fiction, Documentary

XCHANGE REALITY! EXPLORING THE FUTURE WITH AUGUMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY: ST. PÖLTEN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, AUSTRIA (April 27 – 30, 2020) ––– Virtual Format!
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Animating Knowledge“

TESTELAB & GUESTS: RESEARCH ON THE MOVE, SCHRÖDER & KALENDER: 45. JOUR FIX – BERLIN, GERMANY (April 4, 2020) ––– Show Canceled!
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Research on the Move“

PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES: TRANSMISSION, COMPOSITION, PRAXIS: SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS / UNIVERSITY OF MALTA & CENTRE FOR DANCE RESEARCH / COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, MALTA (March 11 – 13, 2020)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Animating Knowledge“

BAUHAUS-UNIVERSITÄT WEIMAR: KUNST UND GESTALTUNG, WEIMER, GERMANY (January 27, 2020)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“

DAAD – GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE: CHINA ACADEMY OF ART, HANGZHOU (November 19 – 27, 2019)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“

GASTSPIEL 2019 – TOBIAS REMPP & FRANK GESSNER: ATELIER REMPP, FÜRTH, GERMANY (October 26-26 and November 10, 2019)

APES19 – ANIMATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, LUBBOCK, USA (September 19 – 21, 2019)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL NIKOZI, GEORGIA: ANIMATION PROGRAM FILM UNIVERSITY BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF (September 1 – 7, 2019)
Curating screening and presentation animation study program Frank Geßner

NECS – STRUCTURES AND VOICES: STORYTELLING IN POST-DIGITAL TIMES: UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK, POLAND (June 13 – 15, 2019)
European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“

THE ESSAY FILM FORM AND ANIMATION: INTERSECTIONALITY IN MOTION – DEREK JARMAN LAB, LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN (June 12 – 13, 2019)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “From Assisi after Padua * Atelier Berlin Manifesto – Visual Arts / Pictorial Arts / Plastic Arts / Bildkunst as Meta-Language of Animation Art”

DAAD – GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE: TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF ART, IRAN / FILM UNIVERSITY BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF, GERMANY (April 23 – May 14, 2019 / June 23 – July 14, 2019)
Workshop, concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“

ANIVAE: OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER, JAPAN (March 23 – 27, 2019)
2nd Workshop on Animation in Virtual and Augmented Environments in conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality, concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“

FFK: FILMUNIVERSITÄT BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF, GERMANY (March 07 – 09, 2019)
Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“

PANORAMAVISION: EARTH SEEN FROM THE STUDIO, FRANK GESSNER, *ATELIER BERLIN PRODUCTION & REVOLVER PUBLISHING BERLIN, GERMANY (Release, December 01, 2018)
Artist’s book with texts by Fee Altmann, Franziska Bruckner, Suzanne Buchan, Frank Geßner, Kerstin Geßner, and Stefan Winter

EXPANDEDADA VINCI: SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA (November 26, 2018 – January 15, 2019)
Opening as part of „In Wirklichkeit Animation [In Reality Animation]…“ – 4th conference on German animation research, Asifakeil, Q21/MuseumsQuartier

ART AND INNOVATION – ELIA: EUROPEAN LEAGUE OF INSTITUTES OF THE ARTS, ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (November 21 – 24, 2018)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds“

TIMES AND MOVEMENTS OF THE IMAGE: CALDAS DA RAINHA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND DESIGN AND POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF LEIRIA, LISBON, PORTUGAL (November 14 – 15, 2018)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “Learning from Pessoa * Atelier Berlin Manifesto – Visual Arts / Pictorial Arts / Plastic Arts / Bildkunst as Meta-Language of Animation Art”

SEX ROLE (5 WOMEN – 2 GENERATIONS): ARTIST TALK, SCHAU FENSTER, SPACE FOR ART, BERLIN, GERMANY (August 15, 2018)
Birgit Hein, Katarzyna Kozyra, Ann Noël, Cornelia Renz, and Johanna Smiatek in conversation with Frank Geßner

DAY OF SCIENCES: MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT, POTSDAM, GERMANY (May 05, 2018)
Concept presentation Frank Geßner: “TESTeLAB & Guests – Expanded Animation Worlds”

“… AND YET IT MOVES!”: SAS / SOCIETY FOR ANIMATION STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA, ITALY (JULY 03 – 07, 2017)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “Learning From Padua * Atelier Berlin Manifesto – Visual Arts / Pictorial Arts / Plastic Arts / Bildkunst as Meta-Language of Animation Art”

DAY OF SCIENCES: MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT, POTSDAM, GERMANY (May 11, 2017)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX – Expanded Animation Cinema”

MOVING IMAGES: BEWEGTBILDER 2017, KIEL, GERMANY (May 04 – 06, 2017)
Mediality – Multimodality – Materiality: Concepts for Media and Image Studies in the Era of the “Technosphere”, lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX – Expanded Animation Cinema”

DADA PRIZE TO ALEXANDER KLUGE: 20th TDK, „WHAT IS DADA ETC.? AN EVENING FOR AND BY ALEXANDER KLUGE“, FILM UNIVERSITY BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF (December 6, 2016)
Awarded by Frank Geßner and Fabian Salgado in the context of the 20th Transdisciplinary Colloquium, Institute for Artistic Research/IKF

PANORAMA VISION: DIAF / GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR ANIMATED FILM, DRESDEN, GERMANY (April 17 – November 13, 2016)
Context exhibition and project presentation Frank Geßner: ALIAS YEDERBECK REDUX

THE COSMOS OF ANIMATION: SAS / SOCIETY FOR ANIMATION STUDIES, NANYANG TECHNOLOGIGAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE (June 26 – 30, 2016)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

INSTITUTE FOR TIME BASED ART: BERLIN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, GERMANY
Lecture essay and project presentation Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema” (June 15, 2016)

BFX BOURNEMOUTH’S VISUAL EFFECTS, ANIMATION AND GAMES FESTIVAL: ACADEMIC CONFERENCE, BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY, GREAT BRITAIN (September 28 – October 4, 2015)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

ANIMATION AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM: WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM ANIMAFEST ZAGREB / SCANNER II, CROATIA (June 10 – 11, 2015)
Lecture essay and project presentation Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

TRANSMEDIA EXPERIENCES: ANIMATION AS FINE ART – FMX / CONFERENCE ON ANIMATION, EFFECTS, GAMES AND IMMERSIVE MEDIA & FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG, STUTTGART, GERMANY (May 05 – 08, 2015)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

YESBODY FOR ARTIST RESEARCH PRIZE TO PETER WEIBEL: 14th TDK, „A NOETIC TURN: FROM LANGUAGE TO A TOOL-BASED CULTURE“, REPRESENTATION OF THE STATE OF BRANDENBURG, BERLIN (December 8, 2014)
Awarded by Frank Geßner in the framework of 14th Transdisciplinary Colloquium, Institute for Artistic Research / IKF

3D-SYMPOSIUM BEYOND – FUTURE DESIGN: ZKM / CENTER FOR ART AND MEDIA KARLSRUHE & KARLSRUHE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS AND DESIGN, GERMANY (October 09 – 12, 2014)
Lecture essay and project presentation Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

30TH HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, GERMANY (June 03 – 09, 2014)
Lecture essay and project presentation Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”, Germany

PLAYFUL ART: PLAYABLE INTERFACES BETWEEN ART, FILM AND ANIMATION, STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM – GAME ZONE, GERMANY (April 22 – 27, 2014)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

ALIAS YEDERBECK: EXPANDED ANIMATION CINEMA, RE:VOIR PARIS / DVD PUBLISHER, FRANCE (Release, February 02, 2014)
DVD edition, App, and book with texts by Suzanne Buchan, Ursula Frohne, Christian Katti, Yvonne Spielmann, and Karin Wehn

¡DOCUMENTARY NOW! BIMI CINEMA, BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN (June 19 – 20, 2013)
A conference on the contemporary contexts and possibilities of the documentary, essay Suzanne Buchan: “Identity, Authenticity and Heteronym in Frank Gessner’s Alias Yederbeck”

AVANCA CINEMA: PORTUGAL – CONFERÊNCIA INTERNACIONAL CINEMA – ARTE, TECNOLOGIA, COMUNICAÇÃO (July 25 – 29, 2012)
International symposium, lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

INSTITUTE FOR HISTORY OF ART AND VISUAL HISTORY: HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, GERMANY & DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AND CINEMA STUDIES – UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, USA (March 08 – 09, 2012)
Enchanted drawing: animation as imaging culture, international symposium, lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

RESEARCH IN ART LABORATORY: 11th TDK, INSTITUTE FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH – HFF “KONRAD WOLF” POTSDAM-BABELSBERG, GERMANY (February 02, 2012)
Lecture essay Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema” and discussion with Julian Klein, Director of the Institute for Artistic Research Berlin, Radialsystem V, in the framework of 11th Transdisciplinary Colloquium, Institute for Artistic Research / IKF

ALIAS YEDERBECK: EXPANDED ANIMATION CINEMA, KUNSTRAUM & SCHINKELHALLE POTSDAM, GERMANY (December 04 – January 15, 2011/12)
Exhibition and world premiere of the cinematographic installation in the framework of “Potsdam 2011 – City of Film”

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION: COMICS & GAMES FORUM, JILIN ANIMATION INSTITUTE CHANGCHUNG, CHINA (September 01 – 04, 2011)
Research panel – concept presentation and pre-production Frank Geßner: “ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema”

MEDIALE LEBENS(T)RÄUME: MEDIAL LIVING SPACES, BÜRGERSAAL OF THE THURINGIAN STATE CHANCELLERY – THÜRINGER LANDESMEDIENANSTALT, ERFURT, GERMANY (June 27 – July 03, 2011)
Exhibition “TESTE SANS FIN“ (excerpts) and teaser “QU’EST-CE QUE MONSIEUR TESTE?”

ANTRITTSVORLESUNG: HFF “KONRAD WOLF” POTSDAM BABELSBERG, GERMANY (May 03, 2010)
Inaugural lecture essay Frank Geßner: “THEORY AND PRACTICE OF VISUAL ARTS”

LUCERNE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION ACADEMY: BOURBAKI PANORAMA, LUCERNE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND ARTS, SWITZERLAND (December 08 – 12, 2009)
Research panel – concept presentation Frank Geßner: “EXPANDED ANIMATION – TESTE SANS FIN”

SOMETIME THEY’LL GIVE AN EXHIBITION AND NOBODY WILL COME: *ATELIER BERLIN PRODUCTION, GERMANY (July 21, 2007)
Premiere, “Teste sans fin”, Block 1-10(X), 1994-2007

DER DIGITALE KAMERAFEDERHALTER: 1st TDK/Transdisciplinary Colloquium, “HFF” KONRAD WOLF (April 16, 2007)
Prof. Alfred Behrens, lecture and screening, Prof. Frank Geßner, “Denkzettel” and moderation, 1th Artistic Research Transdisciplinary Colloquium HFF

ARTBRIDGE_HFF: SEQUENTIAL ART (May 11, 2006)
Andreas Platthaus, guest lecture, Prof. Frank Geßner, moderation

BONSOIR MONSIEUR TESTE: *ATELIER BERLIN PRODUCTION, BERLIN-PRENZLAUER BERG, GERMANY (October 29, 2005)
Open studio party, Founding *Atelier Berlin Production

ARTBRIDGE_HFF: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, DRAWINGS FOR PROJECTION (October 25-26, 2005)
William Kentridge, guest lecture, workshop talk, and screening, Prof. Frank Geßner, moderation

ARTBRIDGE_HFF: INTERMEDIALITÄT, THE PETER GREENAWAY SYSTEM (June 27, 2005)
Prof. Dr. Yvonne Spielmann, guest lecture, Prof. Frank Geßner, moderation

ARTBRIDGE_HFF: SAMUEL BECKETT, FILM & TV WORKS (May 02, 2005)
Prof. Dr. Robert Kudielka, guest lecture, Prof. Frank Geßner, moderation

DIFFUSION PRIMÄR ZEIT: OPEL LIVE, RÜSSELSHEIM, GERMANY (January 31 – March 4, 2004)
Group exhibition, UDK professors and students

MY FAVOURITE FILM, MY LOVELIEST SEQUENCE II: MEDIA WORKSHOP, HARDENBERGSTR. 33, BERLIN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, GERMANY (July 16 – 18, 2004)
Artistic research workshop, screening, open house

TOWARDS THE IMAGE, N_SPACE, TRANSFORMING MEDIA, PHASE 1.1:
HFF “KONRAD WOLF“ POTSDAM-BABELSBERG & UNIVERSITÄT POTSDAM, GERMANY (June 18 – 19, 2004)
Artistic research showcase, house 26, Potsdam Science Park Golm

TOWARDS THE IMAGE, N_SPACE, TRANSFORMING MEDIA, PHASE 1.0:
HFF “KONRAD WOLF“ POTSDAM-BABELSBERG & UNIVERSITÄT POTSDAM, GERMANY (October 2, 2003)
Artistic research showcase, lobby, HFF „Konrad Wolf“

ÜBER-MALEN UND ZEICHNEN: JUGENDSTRAFANSTALT BERLIN, HAUS 8 FACHBEREICH SUCHT, GERMANY (December 21, 2001 – March 20, 2002)
Documentation, self-test drawing and painting

GESCHICHTE(N) DER BILDKUNST: ZEICHENRAUM 157, HARDENBERGSTR. 33, BERLIN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, GERMANY (March 21, 2001)
24h paper museum, study programme Fine Arts

FRÜHSTÜCK IM ATELIER: BERLIN-PRENZLAUER BERG, GERMANY (October 29, 2000)
Action/performance, Atelier Berlin

MILLENNIUM PROBLEM: BERLIN-PRENZLAUER BERG, GERMANY (December 31, 1999 – January 01, 2000)
Opening, Atelier Berlin

AUF DER TREPPE: UNIVERSITÄTSBAUAMT WÜRZBURG, GERMANY (October 06 – November 19, 1999)
One-man show