MENTORSHIP OF EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS
The goal of this course is that each of the students can develop their personal experimental project based on the accompaniment and comments of the teacher and the entire group. It is divided into two trimesters, with 7 sessions of two hours each, and will be held live every two weeks via Zoom. In each class, we will work in-depth and collectively on the projects of each participant and we will learn and discuss topics of general interest. Every two classes, the student will have a space of half an hour to present and deepen their work. The first presentation will be dedicated to seeing where each project is and how they can go deeper from an experimental point of view. Afterwards, we will work on questions focused on the message and the techniques used such as: what story does your project tell? Who are its characters and how does the plot develop? What techniques are the most appropriate to communicate it? Is it possible to do it with existing techniques or is it possible to create new ones? Then, we will see the final formats in which we can present our projects (web page, exhibitions, books, conferences, etc.) and which ones suit best to their form and content. Finally, we will study contemporary and historical references that can enrich our view and we will hold collective debates on each of the proposals.
This course will be taught with a maximum of 12 participants to ensure personalized mentorship. We hope you can join this shared creative dialogue.
+ 14 Sessions live online
+ 1 Chat to share material and answer questions
+ All classes are recorded and broadcast later for those who cannot be present in some of them.
+ Teacher: Pablo Giori
+ Dates: December 2 and 16, January 27, February 10 and 24, March 9 and 23 and April 6 and 20
+ Duration: 18 teaching hours. Two-hour live sessions, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Spanish time), on Saturdays every 15 days
+ Level: you must have a project to present
+ Modality: live online in Zoom
+ Language: English
+ Capacity: a maximum of 12 students
+ Price: €200
SUBJECTS TO STUDY IN THE COURSE
Depending on the needs of the group and each participant, we will give space to the following theoretical reflections:
- How to select the right project for each location and how to present it to the responsible person?
- Presentation of fundamental theoretical books and photobooks in the world of experimental photography.
- Brief history of experimentation and its great debates.
- Table with the 96 existing experimental techniques and how to select the appropriate one for our work. What technique or combination of techniques will help you express this message? Because?
- Reflection on the forms that our work can take: books, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, web publications, Instagram, blog, 3D experiences, etc. We will think about the right number of images and we will work on the sequencing of images for each project.
- Why do we make art? What does he give us and what do we ask for? How do we inhabit the "market" of art?
- Editorial communication: how to edit a photobook.
- Digital communication: how to disseminate the project on the Internet (web, social networks, features, virtual exhibitions, etc).
- Experimental exhibitions: ideas, budgets, spaces, light, curators, impressions, dissemination, texts, parallel activities, disassembly and registration of the exhibition.
All the Ágora conferences are available to the students of this course according to their needs:
Founder and co-director of the Experimentalphotofestival Association: Experimental 2023 and Ágora, school of experimentation.
Bachelor of Letters (Classical Philology) from the National University of Tucumán (Argentina); Master's Degree in Communication and Cultural Studies from the University of Girona (Spain) and in Strategic Communication from the University of Tarragona (Spain), both with scholarships; PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Girona with a comparative study between Spain and Canada. He speaks 4 languages. Since the beginning of the Agora, he has accompanied more than 40 artists from all over the world in the development of their projects.
He is a specialist in the management, conservation, digitization and dissemination of photographic heritage and has worked for three years in the Image Area of the National Archive of Catalonia. He has curated 21 exhibitions of different projects in various countries in Europe and Latin America. He has published three books, including the photobook Unexpected Inhabitants. 12 key ideas for making double exposures and exchanging reels (2018), the photographic biography of Pere Català i Pic. Photography, publicity, avant guard and literature (1889-1971) and all the festival catalogues of EXP.20, EXP.21 and EXP.22.
- It is possible to finance the cost of the course in instalments. Send us an email for more details
- The contents of all the courses will be available until September 1, 2024.
- Ágora reserves the right to modify aspects of the content if it deems it necessary.
- The economic and administrative management of the Ágora is the responsibility of the Experimentalphotofestival non-profit association and the workshops purchased are non-refundable. All courses carry a VAT of 21% included in the price. During the payment process, you will be asked for a Passport number, NIE/NIF/CIF that must be provided solely and exclusively for accounting and tax matters.
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