Building narratives through video, archives, and memories
(The essay-film and the construction of possible futures)
8-session workshop with artist Gian Spina.
“In this theoretical and practical course, we will be looking at the different ways in which memory and history are shaped and presented through films and experimental videos.
By looking into archives, personal and other, the participants will learn how to construct films/videos using archival material. The objective of these videos is to change the way we see and revisit past events, in hopes of shaping the future.”
Born in São Paulo, Gian Spina is a writer, researcher, and sometimes an artist. He has worked and taught in pedagogical experiments at the International Art Academy Palestine, Escola da Cidade (São Paulo) , the Ionion Center for Arts and Culture (Greece) as well as CILAS (Cairo). He has participated in many residency programs such as Capacete and Documenta 14, MMAG foundation in Jordan and GEGENWARTE/PRESENCES in Germany, and participated in the Sheffield Film Festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro.