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Workshops and talks

Programme
Talks And Conversations

Saturday 16 July

14.00 - 15.30: The Photobook - three artists talk about their journey to a photobook
Marianne Bjørnmyr
Sonja Trabandt
Nick Wiltshire

Sunday 17 July

15.00: Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman: In conversation with curator and writer Sunil Shah
16.00: Nathalie Joffre: The Archive and Archaeology
17.00: Federica Landi: Poetics and Politics of a Landscape

Saturday 23 July                                

14.00: Hannes Wanderer (25 books): Selfpublishing - The Art and Relevance of the Photobook

 

Programme
Workshops

Saturday 16 July

10.00 - 14.00: Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman: Working with Archives of Contemporary Art: Old Issues, New Perspectives

Sunday 17 July

10.00 - 14.00: Federica Landi: The Skin and the Body of an Image

tuesday 19 July

10.00 - 14.00: Sonja Trabandt: Staging Reality

Thursday 21 July

10.00 - 14.00: Espen Krukhaug: How to fail Everything and still have a great Time - The Photobook Dummy


 

Working with Archives
of Contemporary Art:
Old issues,
New perspectives.

Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman
Language: English

Saturday 16 July
10.00 - 14.00

During this one day visual retreat, participants have the opportunity to explore working with photographic archives, from paper documents to glass plates. This workshop provides a nurturing environment to consider personal vision while offering a deeper understanding of how to better create cohesive and articulate bodies of work.
In the first part of the workshop we have time to immerse ourselves in evaluating the archival material. We split our time between looking at the photographic material and in-depth critiques. Critical discussions about intent, editing, sequencing, and the creation of visual stories balanced with the daily practice of photographing encourage the formation of diversified photographic voices. There is great opportunity for casual conversations, one-to-one feedback, reflection, and the chance to create a project in a small supportive environment. The idyllic setting promises to illuminate and rejuvenate participants' relationship with the visual impressions of the world.

Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman is an artist, writer and independent curator based in London. She holds a degree from Universita’ degli Studi in Florence and London College of Communication in London. She was awarded a bursary for the Iconographic Research from the CPF Bauer Institute in Milan and she has undertaken several projects including the Base/Project for the Arts (Florence) and the editorial project for Dust Magazine. She currently writes for the Photomonitor UK combining the research on the photographic archives with issues of memory and history within contemporary art practice. She was also awarded a bursary for the RCA/Inspires Curating Conversations Programme. Hitzeman is currently collaborating with the Whitechapel Gallery Archive in London.
www.francescamarcaccio.com

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Plan your workshop: For this workshop you don't need to bring anything. It is held in English.
Costs and booking: The workshop fee of 50€ includes tuition, and a welcoming drink. The workshop will be confirmed with a minimum of four and maximum of 10 participants.
Deadline expanded to July 8th!
 

Please register online by clicking here
or email us for further information to workshops@shiftingfocusberlin.com


 

The skin and
the body
of an image

Federica landi
Language: English

Sunday 17 July
10.00 - 14.00

We often think about photography as a process that ends with the production of a good shot. A great effort is put into the search of the right composition, exposure, technical execution and the editing of what we believe to be the final image. Photography has become the medium we use to visualise on a screen or the image we see behind the glass of a fairly regular frame. Have we really thought of an image as a physical object able to go beyond the flatness we are accustomed to? What happens when our pictures get out there, in a real space and become a visual objects with their own “skin” and “body”?
This workshop aims to briefly explore the many possibilities involved in the process of image making through theoretical and hands-on examples. We will question some narrative clichés associated to photography, talk about surfaces and papers and produce new photographic objects from pre-existing images. The final part will be dedicated to the many exciting ways an image can be installed, becoming also a tridimensional object.

Federica Landi is an Italian visual artist working mainly with photography, an independent curator and lecturer.
In addition to participating in several group exhibitions in Europe, USA and in the UK, her work has also been published on several international magazines and platforms. Federica covered the role of curator and organiser of exhibitions for the London based photography agency Millennium Images from 2012 to 2014, in which she was also in charge of the international photography competition, exhibition and award Peaches Cream with the aim of discovering and supporting emerging talents. She is the curator of SiFest OFF, the independent branch Festival SIFest, the oldest photography festival in Italy.
www.federicalandi.com

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Plan your workshop: All you need is a digital camera and a few portraits taken - your own personal portfolio or simply images found in your family album,
a flea market or a magazine.
Costs and booking: The workshop fee of 50€ includes tuition, and a welcoming drink. The workshop will be confirmed with a minimum of four and maximum of 10 participants.
Deadline expanded to July 8th!


Please register online by clicking here
or email us for further information to workshops@shiftingfocusberlin.com


 

Staging
Reality

Sonja Trabandt
Language: English/Deutsch

Tuesday 19 July 2016
10.00 - 14.00

What is real and what is perception? What does an image need to appear real to us?  Must a staged image reveal its stagedness immidiatly or may it cloud its stagedness with a more documentary style?
This four hour long course will take you on a brief excursion throughout the history of staged photography. You will learn how differently artists approach staging their conceptual images. You will develop your own concept, get tips and tricks on how to create your scenery and finally stage your own fictional reality.

Sonja Trabandt is a freelance photojournalist and artist based in Berlin. In 2008, she graduated with honours from FH Potsdam in Photodesign and, in 2012, earned her Masters of Photography degree at the University of the Arts London (LCC), and a one year artist scholarship by the DAAD Germany. Her first photobook Unverbunden won the sitcomm.award 2014 for best photobook of polycopies bookmarket at Paris Photo.
Through her art work, Trabandt experiments with the perception of reality in photography, mainly concerning emotional conditions of human nature. She juxtaposes documentary with conceptual photography, creating an awareness of the subjectivity of perceived reality. Especially in her photobooks the artist creates an atmosphere that allows many realities rather than one. Her photographs have been exhibited and published in Berlin, Potsdam, Cape Town, New York and London.
www.sonjatrabandt.com

Sweet Rebellion, 2012 (C) Sonja Trabandt

Sweet Rebellion, 2012 (C) Sonja Trabandt

Plan your workshop: All you need is a digital camera and imagination to create reality in an image after your own parameters. Please feel free to bring props for staging your image if you already have an idea in mind. A few props will also be supplied by your tutor.
Costs and booking: The workshop fee of 50€ includes tuition, and a welcoming drink. The workshop will be confirmed with a minimum of four and maximum of 10 participants.
Deadline expanded to July 8th!

Please register online by clicking here
or email us for further information to workshops@shiftingfocusberlin.com


 

HOW TO FAIL WITH EVERYTHING AND STILL HAVE A GREAT TIME - The photobook
Dummy

Espen Krukhaug
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Thursday 21 July
10.00 - 14.00

A simple and funny workshop about how to make a photography book/zine.

Espen Krukhaug will talk about his own experience as an artist and photobook publisher. He will present a short run through different styles and forms of photobooks on the market right now. Participants can bring their work that they wish to create a book with and will be advised from selection of images, editing, layout, choice of format to paper and binding. A simple dummy will be the result of this fun workshop.

Your tutor: Espen Krukhaug is from a small town just outside of Oslo, Norway but lives and works in London. He is a fine art photographer with a BA(Hons) Photography from Camberwell College of Art and his work has been exhibited internationally.
In 2011 Espen Krukhaug started the independent photobook publishing house Einer-Books, publisher of limited edition photography books, with the intention of publishing his own work. However, today Einer-Books publishes books by many other photographers as well. For these books he works in close collaboration with the author/artists themselves. Since 2011 he has been to diverse photobook markets worldwide to display his books and is well established in the scene.
www.espenkrukhaug.com
www.einer-books.com

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Plan your workshop: You will need an idea for a book, images on ideally prints (digital is ok too)
Costs and booking: The workshop fee of 50€ includes tuition, and a welcoming drink. The workshop will be confirmed with a minimum of four and maximum of 10 participants.
Deadline expanded to July 8th!

Please register online by clicking here
or email us for further information to workshops@shiftingfocusberlin.com