April Monday 3 and Tuesday 4. Workshop: Tracing Anarchist Filmmaking. Marwa Arsanios
Title: Tracing Anarchist Filmmaking
Dates: April 3 and 4
Times: 16:00 – 20:00
What can be considered anarchist filmmaking today? In this workshop we will look at a few filmmaking processes that challenge notions of authorship and hierarchical work structures and propose alternative filmmaking infrastructures. We will reflect on these practices through a range of filmic and textual material and practical exercises of structure building.
Marwa Arsanios’ practice tackles structural and infrastructural questions using different devices, forms and strategies. From architectural spaces, and their transformation and adaptability throughout conflict, to artist-run spaces and temporary conventions between feminist communes and cooperatives, Arsanios’ practice tends to make space within and parallel to existing art structures allowing experimentation with different kinds of politics. Film becomes another form and a space for connecting struggles in the way images refer to other images. In the past four years Arsanios has been attempting to think about these questions from a new materialist and a historical materialist perspective through different feminist movements that are struggling for their land. She tries to look at questions of property, law, economy and ecology from specific plots of land. The main protagonists become these lands and the people who work them.
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Aurora vol. II. A Platform On Social Recipes, Filmmaking and Mutual Aid is a project of The Institute for Endotic Research (Shoufay Derz and Lorenzo Sandoval) in collaboration with Aouefa Amoussouvi with invited guests. It follows on from Aurora. A Platform on Ecology, Interdependence and Mutual Aid, initiated by Aouefa Amoussouvi, Benjamin T. Busch and Lorenzo Sandoval in June 2022.
“Aurora” is an interdisciplinary project that departs from the idea of mutual aid in order to better understand the connections between ecology and interdependence. Aurora, which stands for dawn, is among the most common symbols of hope. The project goes beyond criticism, proposing actionable strategies for imagining better futures. Aurora vol. II. hones in on the connections between methodologies of food culture, filmmaking and storytelling as much-needed tools for reshaping our present and future. It is a platform for our entangled narratives and the creation of commonalities with others across geographical distances and time.
As we move towards climate collapse at an accelerated rate, the practice of collaborative storytelling is a necessary response. Art historian Claire Bishop speaks about how filmmaking recognises the complexity of collaborative work by naming the various workers contributing to the realization of a project. Mutual aid is activated through the art practice of filmmaking both through its inherent organisational structures of production and through its narratives. In an age where screens are virtually ubiquitous, where devices enslave and entrap us in contemporary alienation, we are at the mercy of constant disinformation, emotional modulation and seduction so that capitalism can continue its metabolic absorption.
In this sense, Aurora Vol. II confronts screen culture through a programme of workshops, reading groups and seminars that seek to engender narratives of commonality, collaboration, interdependent working structures, mutual support and empathic spaces that allow us to develop strategies of solidarity. To find effective and sustainable responses, it is necessary to reimagine existing epistemological frameworks with an intersectional and interdependent approach. Presented from March to June 2023, the program prioritises collaborative production, therefore it facilitates the project’s aims of both understanding and practising mutual aid.
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– For the 2-day workshops: We recommend coming on both days. However, if you are only coming on one day, please indicate in your registration if you are only coming on one day and which one (day 1 or day 2).
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