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Sensible cinema

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A CHASE Advanced Research Craft Workshop Session
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 January 2018 | Goldsmiths, University of London & Birkbeck, University of London

This two-day advanced training workshop brings key practitioners in film, video, and sound together with CHASE PhD students and staff to explore new research methods for creating moving-image works organised around an ecological sensibility; one that is attuned to both human and non-human modes of perception.

The notion of “sensible cinema” around which the workshop and its training sessions are conceptualised might be characterised as advancing a geo-aesthetic approach to filmmaking; tapping into an expanded acoustic frequency range and exploring the limit conditions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

CHASE PhD students will workshop their research ideas and current projects alongside that of our guest practitioners and staff in a series of four closed sessions followed by two public events comprised of screenings and discussions to be held at both Goldsmiths and Birkbeck.

Training sessions will combine the presentation of practical work and technical insights with theoretical reflections upon these engagements and will thus require certain preliminary preparation on the part of students in the form of a reading package with links to projects, clips and new technologies.

All materials generated by the workshops will be professionally documented and form part of an online resource with a dedicated website hosted by the Centre for Research Architecture & Birkbeck to ensure that students at other CHASE institutions also have access to these materials, ideas, and discussions.

Friday Goldsmiths

09.30 - 10.00 Room TBC Reception
10.0-13.00 Workshop I: Ciné Geographies

  • Filmmaker & writer/producer Philip Scheffner & Merle Kröger (workshop facilitators)
  • CHASE Student participants

13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-.17.00 Workshop II: Sonic Geographies

  • Sound Artist & Sound Designer Philippe Ciompi (workshop facilitator)
  • CHASE Student participants:

17.00-18.30 Screening

  • Havarie, Philip Scheffner & Merle Kröger, 2016, 1h:33. Location: TBC Goldsmiths

Saturday Birkbeck, University of London

09.30 - 10.00  Reception
10.00-13.00 Workshop III: Mediatised Natures

  • Filmmaker Joshua Bonnetta (workshop facilitator)
  • CHASE Student participants:

13.00-14.00  Lunch
14.00-17.00 Workshop IV: Performative Ecologies

  • Artist, Writer & Filmmaker Mariam Ghani (workshop facilitator)
  • CHASE Student participants

17.00-17.30 Performance

  • Musician Alison Blunt scores and performs the image track of several film clips

17.30-19.00 Screening

  • El Mar la Mar. dir. Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki, 2017 1h:34. Location: TBC Birkbeck
Earlier Event: 17 January
Women of Colour Index (WOCI) Reading Group
Later Event: 31 January
French for Academic Purposes