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Karl Kaisel

Karl works interdisciplinarily, expanding the possibilities of filmmaking through animation and exploring different technologies for storytelling and world creation. With his master’s degree from University of Applied Arts Vienna in Art & Science he thinks of art and science as not two ends of spectrums but rather two entangled fields deeply interconnected. Art invisions new worlds while science gives tools for investigating it. His works are based on artistic research appling methods of archival research, autoethnography and folk knowledge mixed with ecology.


Karl places himself somewhere between artist, filmmaker and designer. As a designer he values aesthetics as a tool to access the viewers’ attention. His education in media design and experience working in animation, design establishes a strong technical background to his conceptual works. As an artist, Karl is interested in the relationships that humans and nonhumans have; the artificial dichotomy and tension that is dividing the world into natural and unnatural. He grew up in Estonia in a peatland forest, which is the defining aspect of his creative work. The works stem from the strong connection to the land and everything that is inhabiting it, living or nonliving. Through that connection he sees the world as an intertwined relationship expanding through every aspect of life. While this world is going through rapid changes and multiple crises it’s crucial to imagine worlds that are not only envisioning the apocalyptic scenarios but also positive and functioning worlds where different agents are inhabiting this world in symbiosis.


2021- 2023 – University of Applied Arts Vienna, Art & Science, MA

2016-2020 – Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Media and Advertising Design, BA

2018 – Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Printmaking (Erasmus semester in Belgium)


2022 -          Design Science Summer School COHABITATION, Slovenia

2013 - 2014 – Exchange year in South Africa, YFU program

Projects, awards

2023 - Animist Festival, Estonia - official selection

2023 - Galleria Rajatila’s Videokoppi, Finland - exhibitor

2023 - Sala Terrena Group Show, Austria - exhibitor, graphic designer

2022 - Art Speaks Out, COP27, Egypt - exhibitor

2022 - PÖFF Shorts, Estonia - official selection

2022 - ELO(KUVA)KUU, Finland - official selection

2022 - Contemporary Art Festival VIDEOPARK, Serbia - exhibitor

2022 - From There Through Here, Künstlerhaus, Austria - exhibitor, graphic designer

2022 - 2nd National Salon of Applied Arts and Design 2022, Hungary - exhibitor

2022 - Liquid tools for river fiction, DTAFA workshop, Austria - participant, exhibitor

2020 – Duo exhibition “Õ+Ő”, Estonian Week, Hungary - artist

2020 – Solo exhibition “Found & Lost” at Tapamaja gallery, Estonia - curator, artist

2020 – “Neli” audiovisual exhibition, Estonia - organiser and exhibitor

2019 – Garage48 Arts & Hardware, Estonia - designer

2018 – “Bridges”, international print exchange and exhibtion - exhibitor


10.2021 - ...              – Jopp Creative -  freelance animator and designer

05.2021 - 09.2021 – Bolt Technology - multimedia designer

02.2021 - 05.2021 – Budaörs Animation Base and Creative Space - intern

05.2019 - 06.2109 – Tabasco - graphic design intern

09.2017 - 05.2021 – Freelance designer







Interactive media

Print preparation
Adobe Creative Suite

3D graphics
Motion graphics
Visual effects
Video editing

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