Salzburg, Austria

Telling the Present

when 3 August 2020 - 15 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

Massinissa Selmani

Target group

open to anyone interested

Course aim

The aim of the course is to explore narration and storytelling based on drawing as a means of observation, investigation and reflection. It will be built up according to the idea of the survey as a working method.

We will be interested in a story that can take the form of testimony, speeches, oral transmission, even speculation and rumour, and we will attempt a translation through artistic practices. For this, the drawing will be our starting point for all investigations; together we will try to use all its resources to develop ideas and put them in shape. It can be notes, sketches, maps, illustrations, press cartoons, etc. gleaned from various sources: personal notes or sketches, newspapers, books, films, internet, readings... From all these elements we will develop individual or group projects. Although drawing is the starting point, the final shape will be open to all artistic forms, be that drawing, installation, reading, performance or anything else.

Among the trails of reflection envisaged around tales, there are those of architecture, news items, oral tradition and other trails arising from the group's proposals. This course is intended for students, artists or amateurs from all disciplines who are sensitive to these issues. It is not necessary to have a basis in drawing.

Fee info

EUR 720: regular fee
EUR 560: reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 1 April.