Salzburg, Austria

Queering and Survival

blended course
when 2 August 2021 - 14 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 640

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2021 programme.

Course leader

Anna Daučíková

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Course aim

How far can artistic practice, its prerequisites/aftermaths, be a driver for reconnecting with life in our earnestly transforming times? What can artists do in all-embracing uncertainty and social insecurity? Within the limited art playground, the artist as a political individual is a prerogative in search for strategies and forms. They can express insistent questions of social/personal survival in the reality of the global world, fighting acute problems and old spectres protruding in places of local crises.

The course offers artistic practice in the media of video, performance, photography and their overlaps. Material objects of all kinds, found footage and other artistic resources brought in by students are also welcome.

Students will improve basic skills/approaches in creating moving image/event – addressing framing and gaze, timing and rhythm, spatial context and sound. The next step is to concentrate on using objects and body in movement as a means of expression, on the dramaturgy of the linear/non-linear, multi-channelled video piece, and more. Embodiment, event and motion, image and multiple/volatile identity, queering strategies and visual poetry will become focal points.

While working on their projects, students will have the opportunity to meet in a group to become acquainted with examples of contemporary art and perspectives of art-making as agency and urgency in re-articulating, re-enacting and re-thinking our reality, eventually leading to impromptu cooperative work.

*If necessary, the course may be held exclusively online.

Fee info

EUR 640: regular fee
EUR 480: reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 3 May.