05 Jul 2022
Workshop at Art Foto Mode in Athens
12th September 2022 – 17th September 2022, Athens, Greece
Type: Hybrid (practical + theoretical + screenings). Group and Individual work.
The six-day intensive ‘Experimental & Personal Filmmaking’ is an immersive program that exposes you to alternative film and video history, artist practice, and methods. In addition, it provides you with the knowledge to begin making your own experimental media.
Through viewings, lectures, discussion, and reading, students will survey how filmmakers and artists working in film, video, and digital media have experimented with the moving image to push the boundaries of the medium and their perception of the world around them. The workshop will consider how essential films and filmmakers explored film and video’s material and conceptual possibilities to reshape our notion of what film can be. In addition to looking closely at the images in these works, students will also listen closely to how sound design has frequently played a role in the impact of these creations. Analyzing these pieces concerning form, content, and context will help students understand how experimental filmmaking has produced lyrical, idiosyncratic, and aesthetically radical work and provide a stimulating foundation for creating their experimental work.
This workshop particularly concentrates and nurtures the new importance and relevance of personal experimental moving image in the pandemic/post-pandemic moment—moving image as a personalized ‘memory’ and ‘perception’ subject to ongoing reordering and updating.