institut bild.medien

General information

Brief description of organisation

Institut bild.medien is an artistic- scientific research institute of the department of design at Hochschule Düsseldorf. Its main focus is the perception of development and research tasks in the interface between practical work and theoretical research with the key areas of moving image, interactive media and hypermedia.

It conducts creative and scientific development projects and synthesizes the different work approaches of the teaching and research areas hypermedia, interactive systems, AV design as well as digital animation/image and time-based media.

The key areas in research and work at Institut bild.medien are:
- medial and digital evolution, constitution and aesthetic of the image
- dimension of reception and effect of pictorial reality
- the role of pictures and moving images in hypermedia
- investigation of pictorial strategies between object, space and sound
- the development of artistical-creative products and productions at the intersection of animated illustration, video, installation as well as digitals knowledge production and interaction

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The program aims at supporting international artists and researchers in the framework of the residency program.

The participants agree to:
- provide project results to HSD for purposes of publication free of charge, copyrights remain untouched by this
- name the faculty of Design of HSD, the hosting institutes and supervisors in publications on projects conducted as scholarship holders
- to present project results in an adequate way, e.g. in form of a talk, workshop or exhibition to the HSD public or respectively introduce them to the teachings in a suitable way


Please send us with your interest a portfolio from your work and one detailed concept for your stay in Düsseldorf.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art, New Media, Animation, Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Part of a University


Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Other
Grants available

Hochschule Düsseldorf, Institut bild.medien provides working possibilities covering a student work space and offers access to the relevant studios or labs. We ensure a proper introduction into the usage and operation of the needed equipment and program software as well as a technical and content-related supervision.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection, Library, Computer, Filmstudio, Fotostudio, Labor bild.medien
Other activities happening at the space
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

The train station of Düsseldorf is located at the southeastern part of the city. Under the following link, you can look up connections between Düsseldorf and major European cities:

By plane

Düsseldorf International is the third largest airport in Germany and provides a comprehensive set of worldwide flight connections.

By car

Düsseldorf has a direct connection to the following highways (Autobahnen): A 3 (Emmerich - Passau), A 44 (Aachen - Eisenach), A 46 (Heinsberg - Brilon), A 52 (Elmpt - Marl), A 57 (Goch - Köln) und A 59 ( Dinslaken - Bonn).

Closest airport: Flughafen Düsseldorf (DUS)

Contact information

institut bild.medien
Georg-Glock-Str. 15
40474 düsseldorf

Fax: +49 (0) 211.4351 203

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