Course

EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS MENTORSHIP

The objective of this course is to develop your own creative project and carry out a collective exhibition. It is divided into two blocks of 8 sessions each: in the first, we will work in-depth and collectively on the projects of each participant and we will learn and discuss topics of general interest. In the second, we will prepare a collective exhibition for the EXP.23 festival in Barcelona. The course has a total duration of 16 three-hour live meetings every two weeks via Zoom.

The first block corresponds purely to the mentorship of the student projects to see where they are and how they can be developed from an experimental point of view. At this point, we will work on questions focused on the message such as: what story does your project explain? What techniques are the most appropriate to communicate it? In addition, we will study contemporary and historical references that can enrich our view and we’ll also hold collective debates on each of the proposals.

The second block focuses on the products that we can generate from our projects (social networks, website, book, exhibitions, etc). Collectively, we will build a collaborative exhibition for the EXP.23 festival in Barcelona where will be exhibited at least one work by each participant. During these sessions, we will work on topics such as the role and work methodology of a curator, the importance of space and light when setting up an exhibition, how the materials and arrangement of elements collaborate in the construction of a message, the use of printing techniques, materials and work support, etc.

This course will be taught with a maximum of 12 participants to ensure personalized follow-up. We hope you can join this creative dialogue.

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INFORMATION

16 Online meetings of 3 hours each

2 Meetings with artists

1 Collaborative exhibition

1 Chat to share materials and answer questions

 

Dates: Block 1,  from September 17th to December 17th, 2022. Block 2, from January 21st to May 6th, 2023.

Duration: 48 teaching hours.

Requirements: the participants have to bring a project to develop and know some experimental techniques.

Modality: 3-hour virtual meetings on Saturdays every 15 days via Zoom

Price: 300

Language: English

*Vacancies limited to 12 attendants

*All classes will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person

ERICA FORSMAN
RACHEL WATSON (1)
RACHEL WATSON
OLGA RIVAUD (1)
OLGA RIVAUD
PALOMA TANITART (1)
PALOMA TANITART (2)
ERICA FORSMAN (1)
MARVI HETZER
MARVI HETZER
MARVI HETZER (3)
FRUMA MARKOWITZ
MARVI HETZER (1)
FRUMA MARKOWITZ (1)

FULL PROGRAM

PART I: PROJECT MONITORING

MEETING 1: Presentation of the course

17-September, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)
Presentation of the students + How to select the project and how to present it? + Presentation of referents

Conferences

- Is Experimental Photography a New Apparatus? with Marc Lenot, Célica Veliz, Justin QuinnellStig Marlon Weston and Patrice Baunov

- Next Generation: Bringing Experimental Practices into the Classroom with Kelli M. Perletti and Justin Quinnell


MEETING 2: Student presentations + fundamental books + inspirational letters

1-Oct, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)
Presentation of fundamental theoretical books and photo books in the world of experimental photography
First round of presentation of 4 participants (30 minutes each)
Closing with cards from Creadores de Imágenes: questions and strategies

Conferences:

- The Real Photography Company + spazioSERRA + Northern Sustainable Darkroom

- Festivals Meeting with Analogue Now (Berlin), Rotlicht (Vienna) and Katri Lassila (Finland)

- Virtualidad y pandemia, experiencias internacionales con Superficies Sensibles, Oaxaca Estenopeica, Sibux y Pilar Pedraza

- Creadorxs de imágenes: Red latinoamericana

 

AGORA GENERAL PRESENTATION MEETING

Oct 2, Sunday, ENG 19-21h (Spanish time - GMT+2)
History of experimentation + Presentation of courses content


MEETING 3: Student presentations + techniques + messages

Oct 15, Saturday, ENG 15-18h (Spanish time)
Presentation of the Chart with the 96 existing experimental techniques and how to select the appropriate one for our work
First round of presentation of 4 participants (30 minutes each)
Reflections on the message: What story does your project explain?


MEETING 4: Closing of the first round of student presentations + the forms + the reasons

29-Oct, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)
Reflection on the forms that our work can take: books, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, web publishing, Instagram, blog, 3D experiences, etc.
Closing of the first round of presentation with the last 4 participants (30 minutes each)
Reflections on the reasons: Why do we make art? What does he give us and what do we ask of him? How do we inhabit the "market" of art?


MEETING 5: Session with Guest Artists to learn about their projects

12-Nov, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)

- Annette Golaz
- Bridget Conn

- Justin Quinnell

GüL Cevikoglu
- Célica Véliz

- Alex Kantoros


MEETING 6: Second round of student presentations + combinations of techniques + coherence and minimalism
19-Nov, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)

Presentation of mixed and advanced experimental techniques: Constellations of techniques. What technique or combination of techniques will help you express this message? why?
Second round of presentation of 6 participants (15 minutes each)


MEETING 7: Second round of student presentations + image sequencing
3-Dec, Saturday,
ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)

Second round of presentation of 6 participants (15 minutes each)
We will think again about the forms (book, exhibition, series, collection of objects, etc.), the number of images and we will work on the sequencing of them for each project


MEETING 8: Final closure of student presentations with invited artists
Dec-17, Saturday, ENG 19-22h. (Spanish time)

Final round of presentation of all participants (5 minutes each) with invited artists

Conferences:

- Future is the Question! with Cali M. Banks, Justin Quinnell, Kevin Hoth and Barbara Boissevain

- El futuro es la pregunta! con Célica Véliz, Gonchi Rostan and Belén Vilanova


PART II: CONSTRUCTION OF A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION

MEETING 9: Communicate our project: how to edit a photobook + How to publish it on the internet
Jan-28, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)

A presentation round of 6 participants (10 minutes each) only of the changes in the projects
Editorial communication: how to edit a photobook
Digital communication: how to spread the project on the Internet (web, social networks, features, virtual exhibitions, etc.)

Conference

- (Foto)libros con Luca Bendandi, Sergio Lairisa y Jorge Alamar

MEETING 10: Communicate: how to make an individual exhibition
4-Feb, Saturday,
ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)

A presentation round of 6 participants (10 minutes each) only of the changes in the projects
The exhibition can be born from a gallery owner, a festival, a public space or from our own will, in this case:
Find and decide the best space for our exhibition and a favourable date. Who pays for the party? Budget!
The curator's process: phases (idea, pre-production, production, assembly, diffusion and disassembly) and necessary tasks
Intention and selection of works. How many?
The importance of space (and the distribution of the works) and light. The space conditions production and assembly
Printing techniques and support of the work. Where and how to print and for what? What will we do with these works after the exhibition? Think of the long life of images!
The "texts": Curatorial speech, hand brochure, expository texts and posters
Dissemination: press, web and social networks. Make the most of the first exposure to make a good press kit
During the exhibition: offer guided tours and a workshop on the technique used
After party: disassembly, how to store and transport the works?


MEETING 11: Review of individual exhibition proposals

18-Feb, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)
Collective commentary on the individual exhibition proposals of each of the participants (15 minutes each)

Conferences:

- EXP.22 Exposiciones experimentales con Belén Vilanova, Isla Colectivo y Camilo Londoño Hernández

- EXP.22 Experimental Exhibitions with Lena Storjohann and Cali M. Banks

- EXP.21 Experimental Exhibitions con Sara Escribano, Rubén Vejabalbán y Albert Montilla and Claire Marie Bailey and Gisle Nataas 


MEETING 12: Group exhibitions + specialized works
4-Mar, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)

We will think about the different forms that a collective exhibition can have and we will reflect on the idea of collectivity: inventing a concept to justify a proposal is not the same as putting artists to work together on something new. What does collective mean and what is collaboration? Which professionals collaborate in an ideal exhibition?

MEETING 13: Review of proposals for collective exhibitions

25-Mar, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)
Presentation and collective comment on the exhibition proposals of 6 participants (15 minutes each)


MEETING 14: Review of collective exhibition proposals

8-Apr, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)
Presentation and collective comment on the exhibition proposals of 6 participants (15 minutes each)
We vote for the final proposal and divide the tasks so that each one works on one aspect


MEETING 15: Creation of the final collective exhibition

22-Apr, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)
Presentation of the parts of the exhibition. What can be improved? How will we carry out the assembly? 
Can new collaborative works be created to improve the exhibition and not be stagnant things?


MEETING 16: Presentation of the virtual exhibition + Final collective exhibition proposal for EXP.23

6-May, Saturday, ENG 18-21h (Spanish time)

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PROFESSOR: Pablo Giori

Founder and co-director of the Experimentalphotofestival Association: EXP.23 and Ágora, experimentation school.

Bachelor of Arts (Classical Philology) from the National University of Tucumán (Argentina); Master in Communication and Cultural Studies from the University of Girona (Spain) and in Strategic Communication from the University of Tarragona (Spain), both with scholarships; Doctor in Contemporary History from the University of Girona. He is a specialist in management, conservation, digitization and dissemination of photographic heritage and has worked for three years in the area of images of the National Archive of Catalonia. He has curated 19 exhibitions of different projects. He has published three books, including the photobook Habitantes Inesperados. 12 key ideas to make film swap and double exposure (2018) and all the festival catalogues EXP.20, EXP.21 and EXP.22.