Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 20
YARAT Contemporary Art Organization opens registration for the 2-week workshop entitled "SHADOW VOICES" CONTEMPORARY SILHOUETTE ANIMATION FOR ARTISTS.
PERIOD: 8-19 SEPTEMBER, 2014
COURSE LEADER: BIRGITTA HOSEA
Birgitta Hosea is a London-based media artist and works as Course Director of MA Character Animation and Research Leader for the Centre for Performance, Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), where she recently completed a practice-based PhD in animation as performance. She is an Adobe Certified Expert and has taught in the UK, USA, China, Holland, Romania, Austria and Sweden.
Her practice in expanded animation ranges from video installation and animated performance art through to motion graphics.
Since the dawn of time and the invention of fire, human beings have been telling stories with shadows. Mixing ancient and modern techniques, students will work in groups to explore techniques of shadow character visualization, collaborative storytelling and object performance through the use of paper puppets and digital video to tell stories and rapidly create dynamic narrative images.
Students will complete a number of live and filmed short pieces, which will be presented to the group for feedback and critique. Selected work will be included in a group exhibition at a future date.
Date for registration: 1 August
Deadline: 29 August
Please fill application form (AZE, ENG or RU) and submit a motivation letter (min 200 words)
Your motivation letter can be written in Azeri, Russian or English depending on your preference.