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Stillness in Motion: Photography as a Moving Image
May 4, 2022 at 8:00 am – June 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm Online
While photography and film share a common genesis, they diverge in matters of temporality, conceptuality, and objecthood. The film theorist Christian Metz (1985) states that photography belongs inextricably to the past, while film always seems to unfold in the present tense. Also, photography is a fixed image and a fixed object, while film is a virtual, immaterial, projection.
Whereas such differences may seem conflicting, both photographers and filmmakers have been finding paths to explore the ‘in-betweenness’, inquiring what Raymond Bellour (2002) defines as a space “L’Entre Images”. Chris Marker, Agnés Varda, Abbas Kiarostami, William Klein, Susana de Sousa Dias, just to name a few, have been exploring this intersection, either by using photographs to build cinematic narratives, fixing them in time and granting them a certain temporality, or by freezing film frames, replacing the cinematographic flow by the photographic instant.
In this workshop, the participants will be challenged to explore the intersection between photography and film, having a picture as a point of departure to develop a short film. Throughout 5 sessions, they will approach the topic both theoretically and practically, exploring the photographic off-screen, with weekly exercises that will contribute to the development of the final film. In every session, there will be time for presenting and discussing the participant’s exercises.
SESSION 1 | MAY 4, 2022 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm WEST — REFLECTIONS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Reading images, thinking through images
SESSION 2 | MAY 11, 2022 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm WEST — THE PHOTOGRAPHIC OFF-SCREEN: Time, space, sound
SESSION 3 | MAY 18, 2022 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm WEST — STILLNESS IN MOTION: Photography as a moving image
SESSION 4 | MAY 25, 2022 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm WEST — ASSEMBLAGE: Creating filmic matter
SESSION 5 | JUNE 01, 2022 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm WEST — PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE FINAL WORKS
Enrollment fee: €250
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