The team provides advice on the technical implementation of projects and supports artistic work from project planning to execution.

Lioba von den Driesch (Leitung)

Studied art education in Mainz. Focus: animation, drawing, urbanism. Work with children, adolescents and adults in social work, vocational training, teacher training, college and school. Assistant to Prof. Dr. Jutta Brückner HdK Berlin for film, video and animation, studio set up and management, interdisciplinary projects with free art, acting and stage. Since 1995 websites and animations for artists and other addressees from culture and science. Participation in festivals and exhibitions with free works. Head of the media workshop since 2011.

Lioba von den Driesch

Ilka Forst

Studies and master of fine arts at HdK Berlin (in the class of Prof. Katharina Sieverding). Subsequently postgraduate studies art in context (HdK), where I later was appointed a lectureship for photography. Many jobs and experiences in multimedia, such as stage design in theatre, web-, print- and graphic design. 2001-2011 employee at multimedia agency 4ground GmbH (educational computer software), responsible for animation, color design and editing. Since 2013 a lot of commissions for video editing and post production for several artists and musicians (documental, performance, experimental art and music videos). Moreover work as a lecturer and coach for video editing. In addition multiple art-, video- and sound projects with children plus adults in cooperation with schools, other educational establishments and art academies. The main focus of my art lies in conceptual, temporarily installations, photography, drawings and computer animation, combining text-/ sound fragments with different media in an experimental, associative way. Participations in exhibitions and festivals. Since 2011 a member of the team at Medienwerkstatt.

Jo Zahn

Studied visual communication/film at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. For him, artistic production is closely connected with collaboration and debate within groups and collective structures, including Abbildungszentrum (Hamburg), tv-tv (Copenhagen), Galerie C&V (Hamburg/ Berlin). Based on documentary working methods, the focus is often on a reflection of media systems and artistic discourses. Since 2007 head of film workshops at the Kurzfilmschule Hamburg and since 2012 member of the Medienwerkstatt team.

Manfred Miersch

Studied visual arts by Dieter Appelt (HdK-Berlin, working there as a video tutor) and Franz Erhard Walther (HfBK-Hamburg). Specialist for analog sound synthesis and modular synthesizers. Experience with studio and live audio technology, operator of the record label "Krautopia", CD and vinyl production, website design, graphic layout, photo editing and film editing. Guitarist in punk bands, sound performances, learning to play the Theremin by Andre Smirnov and Lydia Kavina, founding of the ensemble "atelierTheremin", teaching assignments at the UdK Berlin, composition commissions, etc. by the rbb, lectures and workshops, journalistic work for specialist magazines and encyclopedias, international recognition as rediscoverer and promoter of the "Subharchord", independent development and organization of event series (including the legendary Berlin Zodiak Club), member of the "initiative neue musik berlin e.V.", exhibitions in Germany and abroad. Co-founder and since 2012 employee of the Medienwerkstatt.

Manfred Miersch

Medienwerkstatt im Kulturwerk bbk berlin
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin (Kunstquartier Bethanien)

Corona-Opening Hours
Tue, Wed, Fri: 10-17

Head: Lioba von den Driesch
Team: Ilka Forst / Manfred Miersch / Jo Zahn

Contact and Booking Request
tel  +49 (0)30 - 55 14 72 84

Druckwerkstatt im Kunstquatier Bethanien