Monday, January 30th 2012, 10:00-17:00 hrs
Location: Piet Zwart Institute
Address: Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ Rotterdam
Admission: 5 EUR (free for students)
Filmmaking in nontraditional media
One-day symposium organised by Piet Zwart Institute & Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam
In collaboration with Signals: For Real, International Film Festival Rotterdam
While the traditional media for moving images – movie theaters and TV – are losing their dominant role, filmmaking and the language of cinema migrate to other media that often aren’t screens. This symposium gathers filmmakers, artists, designers and activists who reframe cinema as interventions into public space through visual, sound and mobile media, as tactical transmedia narratives, and as filmmaking rooted in the avant-garde expanded cinema tradition. What does the language of cinema contribute to these other media, and which opportunities do these media conversely offer for the future practice of filmmaking?
Moderators: Simon Pummell, Florian Cramer & Edwin Carels
Throughout the day
A live intermezzo with the radio play “A Fatalistic Flatworm” by Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, WORM (NL)
Expanded media today
Pip Chodorov (FR)Ulrich Schreiber, C-Side Production (CH)
Franziska Lamprecht & Hajoe Moderegger, eteam (USA/DE)
Paolo Davanzo & Lisa Marr / Echo Park Film Center (USA)
Film language and transmedia storytelling
Michiel Huijsman & Renate Zentschnig, Soundtrackcity (NL)
Richard Wright (UK)
Paolo Cirio (IT)
Vincent Morisset (CN)
Opening reception for Simon Pummell’s transmedia project Shock Head Soul & The Sputnik Effect at TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam
January 27 – Februay 5: Imagined Cinemas in BLAAK10 Gallery & Store
This show celebrates work done at the Echo Park Film Center over the last ten years: Super 8, 16mm, video and educational work and its mobile cinema.
From January 31 until February 2, BLAAK10 Gallery & Store will host a series of ongoing workshops with Echo Park organisers Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr kicking-off their 4-month residency project ‘Sounds We See’, sponsored by WORM and Creating 010.
The results will be shown on Thursday February 2 from 17:00 – 21:30 hrs.
Tuesday January 31, 14: 00-16: 00 hrs
CITY SYMPHONY WORKSHOP
To start and celebrate the 4 months residence of Echo Park Film Center in Rotterdam we are asking the community to work together, so they can create their own City Symphony. On Tuesday we will show examples and we will discuss the City Symphony genre. And on Thursday the participants will share their the images and sounds which they have found.
We ask you to come with a recording device of any kind. This can be a smartphone, microphone, video camera; actually everything you can think of to catch the feeling of the city.
Wednesday February 1, 14: 00-16: 00 hrs
Create a film without the use of a camera. The only thing you need is passion and curiosity to make something out of nothing.
Thursday 2 February, 14: 00-16: 00 hrs
During the day participants can prepare the outcome of the workshops.
Thursday 2 February, 17: 00-21: 30
Visitors may join us at the BLAAK10 Gallery & Store for an evening of cinematic wonders. We will show “The Best of Echo Park Film Center”, singing songs, play BINGO games and of course show all the results of our 48-hour City Symphony marathon.
Witte de Withstraat 7a,
3012 BK Rotterdam
Opening times: Tue until Friday from 11:00 – 18:00 hrs
Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 -17:00 hrs
closed on Mondays