Salzburg, Austria

Translating Spatial Stories

blended course
when 8 August 2022 - 27 August 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 860

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

All media and approaches are welcome in this course. Students will focus on narration by collectively analyzing and discussing the act of storytelling and its many potential implications. Each student develops “stories,” that will be edited together and translated into different forms and formats – such as sculpture, video, performance, sound work and other relevant approaches.

Individual stories, whether they are sourced from the surroundings in Salzburg or from the students’ archives, are analyzed in their different structures and in their methodology of collecting narratives: from the recording of oral stories to archival research or fieldwork. Students focus on the collective elements which connect the specific content of a single narrative with a larger community of people and history.

The course will also concentrate on actual methods – such as how to edit, select, shape and express the different dimensions of your narrative content. The class will be given several group exercises based on “translation” – such as translating each other’s stories into different forms. Particular importance will be given to the translation of a narrative into various materials and to its installation in space.

Course leader

Rossella Biscotti

Target group

Open to anyone interested in fine arts (focus on Sculpture, Installation, Mixed Media)

Course aim

The class is designed with both the group and the individual in mind and aims to engage with the act of storytelling from the inception of a narrative nucleus from some source or stimulus to its finalization as an artwork.

Fee info

EUR 860: Regular fee
EUR 620: Reduced fee for students


Scholarship applications can be sent by 29th April 2022.