Breaking For Knowledge # 12.
Presentations and informal conversations on artistic fields’ related theses.
The two 20/30 minutes presentations of are followed by 20/30 minutes conversation with the audience. The presentations’ language is English.
The entrance is free of charge.
DENNIS MUÑOZ ESPADIÑA
THE LINE AND THE LABYRINTH
One of my favorite drawings was made by Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges when he was already blind. When I discovered this sketch, I felt that I had finally found the answer to a question that had haunted me since some time: When is it possible to draw an one lined labyrinth*? Borges answered this question not only with this drawing but even more with his writing. He turned story lines into narrative gardens, linear books into labyrinth structures. During this presentation, we will embark on a short but intense journey that will help us understand the history and representation of these two archaic symbols. How they exist together apart and what relationship they developed over the years.
*The answer will be given with a drawing experiment at the end of the presentation.
NOTION OF SELF-IMAGE AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL OF RESEARCH IN DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKING
In my presentation, I will tell about cinematic tools of a documentary maker, and focus on a role of social media in approaching the character. Using examples from my artistic practice in a project Digital Nomads, I will tell about the notion of the encounter and self-creation.
Is there such thing as a self-conscious character? How we can play ourselves in front of the camera? What is the role of filmmaker in this creation?
Digital Nomads is an investigative documentary project in which the director plays with an archive of portraits of cultural promoters, artists and social entrepreneurs around the globe, creating a narrative about community building, gentrification, and modern global identity, amongst youth raised on the internet.
The film is mixed live in the cinema, so it's growing and changing accordingly to audiences and context, at the same time engaging spectator into the network it creates.
The first mix performed in Eye Amsterdam in June 2016 reflected on nightlife as a culturally uniting factor in the metropolis such as Amsterdam, Berlin, and New York. The film rises questions of the identity of counterculture and underground in contemporary recognition, using the genre of Techno, and focusing on the children of the night, and their image.