Julius von Bismarck


The medium of light transversing a space is the very property that makes space experiential, and therefore 'real'. Julius then might use optical elements such as mirrors and lenses, to add an-other dimension to these physical spaces. Drawing on techniques from visual arts, film, social and physical sciences, Julius develops the appropriate tools for each of his works out of conducted experiments. His recent research focus on natural energies and forces, such as sunlight, gravity and atmospheric pressure; forces he makes experiential through an augmentation of physical space. Growing up between Saudi-Arabia and Germany, Julius studied and worked in New York and Berlin, here since 2009 at the Institut für Raumexperimente by Olafur Eliasson. Since winter term 05/06 student at UDK, currently in Prof. Sauter's digital class.

2013, IBB Photography Award, Berlin, Germany
2013, graduation (Meisterschüler), Institute for Spatial Experiments (Prof. Olafur Eliasson)
2012, three months study visit at CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research
2011, Prix aec Collide@CERN, Linz, Austria, CERN, Switzerland
2010, Beep Electronic Art Award, Spain
2009 , Award Prix Ars Electronica with the Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus, Austria
2009, Selection of the Jury - Japan Media Arts Festival 09, Tokyo, Japan
2009, student at Institute for Spatial Experiments (Prof. Olafur Eliasson) at UdK Berlin
2008, Award Golden Nica with the Image Fulgurator at Prix Ars Electronica, Austria
2007, student MFA at Hunter Collage, New York, NY
2006, member of “Digital Class” (Prof. Joachim Sauter) at UdK Berlin
2005, student Visual Communication at UdK Berlin
1983, born in Breisach am Rhein
grew up in Riad (Saudi Arabia), Freiburg and Berlin