30 July 2022
Fragility and Resilience: Queering Strategies Revisited
This course is part of the International Summer Academy Salzburg 2022.
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.
Anyone interested in fine arts (focus on Video, Film, Photography & Installation).
Please note: basic skills in video and photography (editing in Premiere, Final Cut or other) are required and readiness for experience in art-making and improvisation.
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.
EUR 640: Regular fee
EUR 480: Reduced fee for students
Scholarship applications can be sent by 29th April 2022.