Performing Pictures Started our International Week

Next week is for School of Art Media the annual International Week. Five international workshops and a seminar will be arranged, and the results of the workshops presented as a part of Tampere Art Factory programme May 15-16.

We will be back with more details about the week later. Now we present the first worshop:

/Movies are no longer fixed in conjunction to one-way-viewing on the big screen or the television. Moving imagery is also open to viewer interception; movies can be manipulated while played according to the model of stop-play-overlay. With this palette in hand Performing Pictures address moviemaking that does not deal with experimental narratives but rather with the direct impact of the depiction of scenes combined with viewer involvement and contextual issues.

Film/video as in moving imagery is a challenging medium that involves a series of technical difficulties to succumb. What is possible and at what cost? Artistic practice within the field of moving imagery and digital media is as important as ever. Screens, projectors, computer parts, media players and peripherals such as microcontrollers and different types of sensors can be hacked and/or modified in order to display what is ultimately a series of images portraying something that is vivid for the artist and for the viewer.

With the workshop A STATE OF CHANGE for the students at TAMK School of Art and Media, Robert Brecevic from Performing Pictures will address all these parts required to make a visual experience that involves moving imagery/video and some kind of responsiveness. The responsiveness part means that the viewing experience is somehow connected to a physical presence or activity of the viewer and is facilitated through sensory input other than the visitor or curator pressing “play”, “pause” or “stop”.

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Photo: In this workshop the students also use quite exotic tools, like the soldering iron. From left to right: Filipa Geraldes (Lissabon), Robert Brecevic (Stockholm), Stephanie Stijkel (Groningen, Holland), Tuija Lappalainen (Tampere) and Timo Bredenberg (Tampere).