Salzburg, Austria

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when 20 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 720

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2020 programme.

Course leader

Bani Abidi

Target group

open to participants comfortable with making videos on smartphones

Course aim

The video workshop will revisit methods of video-making and distribution that we already use in our daily lives: Facebook and Instagram stories, YouTube videos, GIFS and others. We will look at the ways in which these forms are used, from the personal diary to the political and satirical. Also, how we as artists can appropriate and use these popular forms of production and dissemination to create fiction, documentary, narratives and poetry which exist in the real world, outside the limits of the art world and the gallery system. How can we alter and develop the contemporary method of self-portraiture ‘The Selfie’, how can an afternoon walk in the city be documented in a poetic way, what are the possibilities of using text in designing stories, what is the role of sound in social-media videos? Most importantly, we will think and consider how much time we spend on making images before sharing them. We will make moving images slowly, intentionally and thoughtfully.

Fee info

EUR 720: Regular fee
EUR 560: Reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 1 April.