01 Dec - 15 Dec 14
REDEEMING THE EVERYDAY
THE ARTIST AS PHOTOGRAPHER, MAKER AND THINKER.
1 – 15 December 2014
COURSE LEADERS: Rossella Emanuele and Mervyn Arthur (UK)
Artists Rossella Emanuele and Mervyn Arthur work both independently and collaboratively and share an interest in the idea of an inter-disciplinary practice that engages with photography, video, performance and sculpture. They exhibit and publish work regularly in the UK and Europe.
This workshop invites participants to consider how art can be made using material from the everyday world. An introductory lecture and seminars will survey recent trends in photography and contemporary art and will be followed by practical workshops, one-on-one discussions and group tutorials. Participants will be asked to respond to the idea of working with ‘the everyday’ through extensive practical experimentation using photography, lens-based media, three-dimensional construction and contextual research. Through dialogue with your tutors and fellow participants you will be encouraged to investigate how ideas can migrate across different processes, materials and visual strategies and to consider what this might generate. The workshop will culminate in the presentation of work at a group critique. The workshop is aimed at students who are keen to develop an experimental approach to photography and who want to investigate an inter-disciplinary method working with photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, performance and other media.
This course will appeal mainly to students with a strong interest in experimental photography and the development of ideas through contemporary art (including sculpture, performance, drawing, video, painting and contextual research). Participants should be able to work independently and will need to bring a digital camera to the workshop.
Day 1 Lecture 1, Project Briefing, exercises, discussion of participants work
Day 2 Field trip am – review of work in progress pm
Day 3 Group Seminars
Day 4 1:1 Tutorials
Day 5 Lecture 2 – Interim Crit
Day 6 Studio work / Tutorials
Day 7 Studio work / Tutorials
Day 8 Prepare and install final work for exhibition and critique
Day 9 Final Exhibition Crit
Participants will be asked to present a selection of their work at a group critique at the end of the workshop and to discuss the work on display.
Date for registration: October 15, 2014
Deadline: 20 November 2014.
Please fill in the application form and submit a motivation letter (min. 200 words). Your motivation letter can be written in Azerbaijani, Russian or English.
*Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.