Rupture of Representation
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Seminar and work sessions
Directed by Leire Vergara
With artists Rana Hamadeh and Wineke Gartz
13 - 14 - 15 May at different locations in the city
Tickets €65 / students €50, food & drinks & 1 CTFP dinner screening ticket included
In this program we investigate the shifting domains of documentary film and visual arts, and focus on the approach in film of daily reality as object of study.
Rupture of Representation explores through 3 work sessions strategies of capturing the non-narrative representational forms of daily life in moving images. Through looking closely at a selection of film and video works we examine the way in which virtual narratives unveil hidden past realities. What methods are employed to capture these realities? Several concepts and sequences will be discussed collectively to delineate the real and the virtual. Through the different ways images are materialized, various strategies and forms of narration and representation will be considered during these three work sessions at specific locations in the city.
The first session will introduce the notion of “rupture of representation” that French sociologist Isaac Joseph refers to in his book “Erving Goffman and the Microsociology”, in relation to the film “1 PM” (1971) by D.A. Pennebaker and the video “Cuba Corazón” by Jose Mari Zabala.
The seminar aims to activate a collective exercise of meaning production. All sessions will be driven by the same methodology: film and video works will be screened, followed by a group discussion about the screened material and some texts that will be circulated to the participants beforehand.
Students, artists and filmmakers are welcome to subscribe. Send in your three-line motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org You will receive a detailed program with all materials included.
Don’t wait too long; we only have 15 places available!
Rupture of Representation is followed by three dinner screenings at PuntWG art space May 18-19-20, with short film screenings and presentations by artists, curators and field experts.
Session #1 / Fri May 13 / 15.00 - 19.00
Session #2 / Sat May 14 / 10.00 - 16.00
Session #3 / Sun May 14 / 10.00 - 14.00
Locations: PuntWG / M4gastatelier
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Leire Vergara is an independent curator based in Bilbao and a member of Bulegoa z/b office for art and knowledge. She has curated several programs and exhibitions including “Black or White Screen: The Power of Seeing Images Together” CA2M in Madrid (Forthcoming June 2016) and “Dispositifs of Touching: Curatorial Imagination in the Time of Expanded Borders” at Trankat in Tétouan. She has contributed as a writer in art and cultural magazines, catalogues and artists’ books. Currently she is a PhD candidate of Curatorial/Knowledge Goldsmiths University in London.
About the artists
Rana Hamadeh (born 1983, Beirut) lives and works in Rotterdam. Hamadeh is a performance and visual artist who is interested in a curatorial approach within her artistic practice. Her works have been presented at venues including The Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Beirut Art Center in Beirut and the New Museum in New York. She is currently auditing within the Curatorial Knowledge PhD program at Goldsmiths University in London.
Wineke Gartz (born 1968, Eindhoven) is based in Amsterdam. Her site-specific installations consist of complex overlays of imagery and media, often with the use of music and multiple video and slides projections and with the integral use of the architectural space. Wineke Gartz work was presented at venues as the Busan Biennale in Busan, CCA in Kitakyushu, Artswestchester in White Plains, Festival Incubate in Tilburg, 3A Gallery and The Drawing Center in New York, and at Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam.
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