Salzburg, Austria

The Un-scene: Capturing the Absence by Wandering

blended course
when 1 August 2022 - 13 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 640

This course is part of the International Summer Academy Salzburg 2022.

What are the blind spots of an image? Guided by this question, this course is an invitation to create photographic essays or ‘field diaries’ based on the paradox between absence and presence, viewing photography as an expanded medium, as a political artifact nurtured by other fields such as autobiography and by invisible resources and strategies.

Course leader

Ángela Bonadies & Brígida Maestres

Target group

Open to anyone interested in fine arts (focus on Expanded Photography)

Course aim

We will share audio-visual and textual references and perform listening, observation and writing exercises during group walks and wanderings around the city. This will lead students to conceive projects by connecting images with their underlying and invisible purposes: the self, the body, the artifact, the context.

Participants will improve their expressive and reflective skills, enhance the poetics of their projects, and use digital and pinhole cameras (darkroom available) to work with different materialities and temporalities. They will develop projects from beginning to end and put diverse forms of presentation in practice.

Fee info

EUR 640: Regular fee
EUR 480: Reduced fee for students


Scholarship applications can be sent by 29th April 2022.