Berlin summer school: DIY art film and performance

Berlin summer school: DIY art film and performance

Goldsmiths, University of London

Photo: Katya Sander.

June 23, 2017
Berlin summer school: DIY art film and performance
August 28–September 10, 2017
silent green Kulturquartier
Gerichtstraße 35
13347 Berlin

The Department of Art is pleased to announce a new summer school at silent green Kulturquartier in Berlin, dedicated to DIY filmmaking and performance. This transformative programme will explore a range of alternative artistic cultural productions, and their accompanying contexts, looking at the ways in which art film and performance can navigate between the boundaries of individual disciplines, interlinking these, and producing new, hybrid forms.

This intensive programme will provide you with an opportunity to engage with both the theoretical and practical aspects of DIY filmmaking and performance encompassed within the expanded field of visual arts; of investigating, copying, re-enacting, borrowing, practicing, reflecting and testing materials, ideas and methods; working individually and collectively; and obtaining immediate feedback and input on your experiments from course leaders and guest lecturers.

This is an ideal course for you if you’re a university graduate, or have studied at art, film, or theatre schools, as well as if you are an emerging and/or establishing film and art world professional.

The summer school will focus on strategies, methodologies and tactics for alternative and DIY filmmaking in the context of art and performance. We will investigate historical as well contemporary material, identify and activate ideas and methods from conceptual DIY cultures relevant to visual arts, experimental filmmaking and critical theatre and performance. The course will offer an opportunity to dialogue with a number of world-renowned practitioners and theoreticians in the field, reflecting on their own work, through seminars, lectures, screenings and conversations.

The headline for this year's programme is Stealing Together. Join us to collectively develop strategies and tactics of repetition, to appropriate and copy methods and images, and to enact the constant process of "record-playback-rewind-double-reproduce-instruct-dictate-reflect-elaborate-transform-repeat-repeat-repeat…"

About Silent Green
The course is located in Berlin, at silent green in Wedding, a recently established cultural space for thinking, researching and experimentation. silent green is linked to Berlin's rich history of alternative artistic and cultural production and contexts. We will engage specifically with this magnificent location and its tenants, cultural institutions, archives, users, events, spaces and overall creative potential as a professional, social and historical site. We will also make visits to select museums, galleries and public art projects that are abundant throughout the city.

Course Convenors
The course is convened and directed by Susanne Sachsse an actress and artist, and Professor Katya Sander is an artist and filmmaker. Sachsse has worked with a number of internationally recognised directors for film and theatre, both mainstream and alternative. Sachsse also writes and directs her own plays, films, concerts and performances, shown at festivals internationally. Sander is an internationally acclaimed artist and filmmaker. Sachsse and Sander have collaborated on a number of artistic and educational projects in the last decade, and the course will depart from these joint experiences.

Please visit our website for the full list of guest speakers and lecturers.

How to apply
You can apply by emailing your CV and a short statement of interest (100–200 words) to shortcourses [​at​] with the subject title of the email "2017 DIY Film Summer School."

Please note that the application deadline is July 30, 2017, and early application is advisable as places are limited.

The full programme fee is 2,200 GBP.

We are also offer an Early Bird discount reduced fee of 2,000 GBP for applications made on or before July 10, 2017.

Please note that accommodation is not included in the course price. We will be happy to offer advice on how to obtain the best accommodation. Please email shortcourses [​at​] for further details.

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