|Sound . Image . Culture / SIC
SIC Master class is a polymorfilms initiative, subpowered by Netwerk in Aalst and hosted by Cinema Nova, Brussels.
SIC is formed by a group of anthropologist, and filmmakers, in order to offer trained filmmakers and scientists a professional context to develop their personal projects. SIC offers an intensive workshop of one year, assisting of professional filmmakers, social scientists and artists in their personal project. SIC presents a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives and practical workshops so as to link formal and ethical questions during the realization of anthropological projects on (wo)man and the complexities of his and her relationships with society, the community and the universe, focused on specific use of sound and image. More concrete, this focus will deal with the interconnection of form and content in anthropological audiovisual creations from an original and personal point of view.
The audiovisual as an experimental performance
Course Units :
Basic Seminar: Seminar on the ethics of filmmaking and the anthropological relations involved: Projections and analysis of films made in the first person, with/about another person and destined for a specific viewer. Seminar given by Eric Pauwels, filmmaker and anthropologist, student and friend of Jean Rouch.
Text and Context: This seminar is a classic tutorial in which artciles will be discussed by authors such as Appadurai, Deleuze, Fabian. The central theme is the relation between form and content. Subjects vary from multiculturality, exotism, voyeurism, cultural diversity, etc. Course given by An van. Dienderen, PhD, filmmaker and anthropologist, former assistant of Trinh T. Minh-Ha.
Pre-Cinema & Dead media: Techniques and methods of the past are analysed and reinterpreted by contextualizing them in their social, ideological and economical frame. Critical exploration of the standardisation of media. A parametrical view on the mediums Cinema and Digital Video in order to open up a broad array of audiovisual possibilities. Taught by Didier Volckaert, experimental filmmaker.
Sound, Narration, Representation: Analyse of feature and documentary films (Sukurov, Syberberg, Moens,) which proposes new narrative forms or/and original uses of sound. This seminar will encourage the participants to further experiment with narration and sound in their own films. Seminary given by Laurent Van Lancker, filmmaker and anthropologist.
Encounters: International guests will be invited to present their work, and to give feedback on the participants’ work in progress.
Practical workshop: Exercises in which the relation between form and content are explored: autobiography, sensorial filming, interactive fieldwork. A theoretical and practical workshop on editing is part of this course unit. These workshops are given by Reinhart Cosaert, photographer and anthropologist, Didier Volckaert and Laurent Van Lancker (see above).Papers: Written theoretical "productions" on the relation of the participants with the ‘other’, and the viewer; the audiovisual translation of the relations the participant encountered during the process of filming. These papers will be presented in public at the end of the Master class.
How to apply:
- What is the subject of your project and why do you want to create it?
Selection will be communicated by: 24th of April Master class 2007 : from 20th of May to begin December 2007 Master class fee : 250 euros Language: The SIC Master class is given in English, French and Dutch. All the lecturers speak the three languages. Location: The SIC masterclass will be given on two locations:
We can help foreign students to find a suitable accommodation.For further information or project submission, contact the SIC team