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October 4, 2006

One Minute Films

I like to torture myself by keeping my Tate membership active and scanning the lists of events and workshops at the Tate Modern that I can’t get to anymore. OK, that didn’t come out right. In October, the Tate Modern is running a seminars on “One Minute Films” care of the nowhere-lab.org (who seem to […]

I like to torture myself by keeping my Tate membership active and scanning the lists of events and workshops at the Tate Modern that I can’t get to anymore.

OK, that didn’t come out right.

In October, the Tate Modern is running a seminars on “One Minute Films” care of the nowhere-lab.org (who seem to be running a number of session at the Tate Modern this fall).

This workshop explores the potential of working creatively with time and the moving image. Using examples of work by Jonas Mekas, John Smith, Jane and Louise Wilson, Josef Robakowski, Stan Brakhage and others, the tutors draw out the different ways that film and video artists have used documentary, painting, photography, sound and sculpture to explore time as a material. Participants are asked to make their own one-minute films between sessions, using any medium and crossing any genre. These works form the basis of discussion in the second session. No previous experience of filmmaking is necessary.

I’m fascinated by the format and somewhat intrigued by the idea of how this might lend itself to the blog/vidcast format. That’s part of why I keep the Tate membership alive. As an expat I’m learning to push past the frustration of the things I can’t experience first hand and still mine the ideas and insights as I can from a distance. Sometimes, that extra struggle can push one to be a little more creative and adventurous.

[tags] One Minute Films, Tate Modern, Nowhere-Lab [/tags]

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