HANDS ON: Florian Maier-Aichen

The following activity ideas can be used to engage audiences in a hands-on approach to processing the ideas presented in the artist's film segment. They were compiled from our Educators' Guides and Screening Toolkits. Activities include not only visual art strategies but writing, research, and other disciplinary methods. Additional resources and strategies for teaching with films and working with contemporary art can be found in Teach.


"Untitled," 2005. C-print, 72 x 90 1/2 inches. © Florian Maier-Aichen. Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and 303 Gallery, New York.

Consider how the methods of photography and topography represent place and location. Research photographs of a location in your neighborhood (or take your own photos) and find a map of that same location. Combine the two types of images, to create a work of art that simultaneously represents and abstracts that place.


SEGMENT: Florian Maier-Aichen in "Fantasy"

Alter a postcard image to fictionalize or reinterpret a familiar tourist or local destination.


"Rügenlandschaft," 2007. C-print, 42 3/8 x 75 3/4 inches. © Florian Maier-Aichen. Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and 303 Gallery, New York.