SoundImageCulture / SIC 201215/12/2011
Deadline for application: 10 January 2012
SoundImageCulture / SIC is a group of artist-anthropologists committed to artful storytelling through real human encounters that challenge documentary conventions, and opens up to sound and image installations. SIC offers a nine-month master class to assist professional filmmakers, social scientists and artists in the realization of their personal project. The SIC involves a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives and practical workshops so as to link formal and ethical questions during the production process as each creator develops their original, personal point of view.
Informed by developments in cultural theory, social sciences, and the visual arts (Laura Marks, Arjun Appadurai, Jean Rouch, Trinh Minh-ha en Jonas Mekas) we question the relation between artist, subject and viewer. The answer is not to eschew representation; rather, SIC proposes an ethical reflection on how 'the other' is presented in contemporary media: we believe this to be an urgency of the multicultural society we live in. The SIC involves nine months of artistic coaching through collective seminars, individual advising, group critiques, and inter-artist dialogue. For additional perspectives, we occasionally host visiting artists and critics.
SIC 2012 will be organized from April till December 2012.
The deadline for the call for projects SIC 2012 is 10 January 2012.
More info: www.soundimageculture.org