Mr. Holger Lang, M.A.

Current Position:

  • Assistant Professor and Research Faculty
    Webster University Vienna (since fall 2003)
  • Adjunct Professor, Webster University St.Louis
    (since spring 1995)

Country of Origin: Germany/ Austria

Courses taught at Webster:

Over 100 courses in digital, photographic and
electronic media art, design and production.

  • ANIM 2010 - Experimental Animation
  • ANIM 3150 - Pixilation
  • ANIM 3150 - Stop-Motion Animation
  • ART 1700 - Photo I
  • ART 2020 - Studio Seminar: Animation Workshop
  • ART 2280 - Digital Applications - Tools for Art Production
  • ART 3000 - Graphics and Layout for Publication
  • ART 3830 - Alternative Media - Live-Studio Video Project
  • ART 3850 - Topics in Studio Art - Experimental Video-Art
  • ART 3850 - Topics in Studio Art - Advanced Video Projects
  • ART 3850 - Topics in Studio Art - Video Production for Artists
  • ART 3850 - Topics in Studio Art - Video Installation and Performance
  • ART 3850 - Topics in Studio Art - Webdesign for Artists and Designers
  • ART 5270 - Graphic Design Studio
  • ART 5950 - Advanced Study in Art - Artists Websites
  • BJRN 2410 - Introduction to Radio-TV Journalism
  • COAP 2010 - Application Topics - Tools for Media Production
  • COAP 2020 - Application Topics - Desktop Publishing
  • EPMD 1000 - Introduction to Media Production
  • EPMD 1000W - Introduction to Media Production (online class)
  • FLST 3160 - Topics in Film Studies: New German and Austrian Films
  • FLST 3160 - Topics in Film Studies: Fiction/Nonfiction
  • INTM 1800 - Introduction to Digital Media
  • INTM 3150 - Efficient Web Design with iWeb
  • ILC 2150 - Topics in Culture: Film in Vienna
  • ISTL 2550 - All About Vienna
  • JOUR 2300 - Journalism - Layout and Design
  • MEDC 0100 - Portfolio Review
  • MEDC 1500 - Applied Media Aesthetics
  • MEDC 3150 - Creative Media Projects
  • MEDC 4620 - Senior Overview
  • MEDC 4950 - Professional Media Practicum
  • PHOT 1000 - Photo I
  • PHOT 1010 - Digital Basic Photography
  • PHOT 3190 - Digital Photographic Imaging
  • VIDE 1810 - Video Production I
  • VIDE 2520 - Video Production II
  • VIDE 3150 - Topics - Webcast Production
  • VIDE 3150 - Topics - International Production Projects (study-trip)
  • VIDE 3060 - Advanced Video Production
  • VIDE 4253 - Experimental Video
  • RELG 2100 - Discoveries & Directing of Attention: Video/Art Studio Workshop

Education

  • MA (Film & TV-production, with honors)
  • MA (Studio Art)

Background and Facts

Holger Lang is an artist, director and producer living in Vienna.  His family moved from Germany to Austria in the 60s. His artistic work started in the late 70s, originally in the areas of painting, installation and sculpture. Soon he began to work with photography, performance, writing and words, signs and lines. In the early 80s he found a way to connect and combine multiple forms of expression in his work with film. First he started to produce Super8 films, in later projects he was also using 16mm and 35mm film. A big part of his audio-visual work is of experimental nature. Besides continuing to create paintings, installations and sculptures he worked extensively with photography and also began to use video in 1988. Since then he is also using his experience for professional commercial video production and graphic design. Throughout the 90s his experimental audio-visual work moved gradually into the field of digital-media and he is now working in multiple forms of traditional and electronic media. Holger Lang studied medicine, human biology, history, studio art and film & TV production. In 1995 he started teaching at the art-department of Webster University in St.Louis, Missouri, in early 2003 also at Webster's media-department. In the same year he started to teach additionally in both departments at the Webster University Vienna campus. He is frequently traveling between Austria and the US and presented a variety of guest lectures at various universities. Besides his broad teaching experience and his own artistic work he is running a media-production company in Vienna. His company is producing documentaries, video productions, graphics and web-design. Since summer 2007 he is assistant professor and researcher at the Vienna campus of Webster University.

Selected Publications

  • Compilation-DVD 2008: “Red-Box“ - Collected Video Art
  • Compilation-DVD 2010: "Viridian-Box" - Collected Video Art
  • TFW-publishing, 2009: “the attack of the 4489 bananas from outer space“ - Artists Book

 

(Last update 10/2010)