COOP ~ Curating Positions: Nostalgia for the light*: Struggles’ Reverberations in Cinema from Month to Month

Seminar 4: 3 - 6 May 2022

Chronicles by Elisa Giuliano and Maud Gyssels

Material:

-Handsworth Songs (1986) by John Akomfrah

-Leyla and the Wolves (1984) by Heiny Srour

-The Colony (1964) by Phillip Donnellan

-Before the Wolves (1983) by John Akomfrah

Tuesday 3rd of May

EVENING:

Landing Piece by Maud Gyssels and Chiara Pagano

SCREENING: Leyla and the Wolves (1984) by Heiny Srour 

Wednesday 4th of May 

MORNING:

10:30 - 13:00: Continuation of Student-led session by Chiara Pagano, Miyoung Chang and Laura Dubourjal. Embroidery-workshop in preparation of posters/ canvas/ screen. Embroidering and reading, discussing the text Black Marxism.

Lunch break

AFTERNOON:

14:00 - 15:00: Introduction logistics COOP SUMMIT with Nikos Doulos and Peter Sattler

15:00 - 18:00: Writing the rules/instructions for shooting the diary film (in total 2 black and white cartridges). The group needs to define an order for the shooting (who will be first, second, third, etc) and then each participant should think of a rule for shooting a sequence. All the rules should be written down as in the form of a Manifesto. This will be the script fort the black and white diary. After this, each participant should think of a scene and write it down. The scene will be shot individually but can include others. It should incorporate the rule that is given by the previous participant. Everyone takes charge of the Super 8 Camera once to record a scene (Black and white cartridge) following the rules prepared before. The idea is to build a correspondence through film about the militant body. The person before will give instructions to the next person that has to respond to it in their sequence and so on. The last one will give instructions to the first one, and thus the circle is closed.

+ Continuation of embroidery workshop + reading for the ones not shooting.

Dinner break

EVENING:

20:00 - 20:30: Presentations of all the rules to the group and Leire

Thursday 5th of May

MORNING:

10:00 - 13:00: Session with Kodwo Eshun and Louis Henderson

AFTERNOON:

14:00 – 16:00: Continuation of session with Kodwo Eshun and Louis Henderson

16: 30-17.30: Curated Walk by Miyoung Chang and Rhodé Visser

After walk - dinner: Continuation of embroidery workshop + reading + (b/w) shooting exercise

EVENING:

20:00 - 22:00: Dub-listening-session with Louis Henderson

Friday 6th of May

MORNING:

10:00 - 10:30: Student-led session by Iga Świeściak

10:45 - 11:15: Student-led session by velvet leigh

11:30 - 13:00: Continuation of embroidery workshop + shooting the black and white film diary.

AFTERNOON:

14:00-14:30: Presentation by Chiara Pagano

14:30 -18:00: Planning for the scenes for the film (color cartridges), plannings and discussion.

EVENING:

21:00 - 22:00: Wrap up

 

Seminar 3 : 28 - 31 March 2022

Chronicles by Miyoung Chang and Lau ten Zeldam

Material:

-Interview „We are all in danger“, Pier Paolo Pasolini Interviewed by Furio Colombo

-Interview by Dimitris Dalakoglou with Srećko Horvat on „Radicality of Love“

-Introduction to „Black Marxism“ by Cedric Robinson (start reading it)

Monday 28th of March

EVENING: Landing Piece by Lau ten Zeldam

Tuesday 29th of March 

MORNING:

10:30-12:00: Presentation by Sara Benaglia as Introduction to Bergamo

12:00-13:00: Filmscreening: „In Qualche Luogo Lontano: Roma“ and presentation by Leire Vergara

Lunch break

AFTERNOON:

14:00-15:00: Diskussion of collective Methodology for the film and the shooting of the film.

Four student-led sessions which will each propose a scene/sequence for the shooting of the film.

15:30-16:00: Student-led Elisa Giuliano

16:15-16:45: Student-led Miyoung Chang

Break

17:15-17:45: Student-led Chiara Pagano

Dinner break

EVENING:

20:00-20:30: Student-led Maud Gyssels 

Wednesday 30th of February

MORNING:

10:00-10:30: Curated walk by Iga Świeściak (scouting for location)

10:30-11.00:Curated walk by Lucas Lugarinho Braga (scouting for location)

11:30-12:00: Reading of the questions+answers (microphone and speakers)

Continuation of writing exercises

12:00-13:00: Discussion of the collective film and methodologies, planning of scenes, locations

AFTERNOON:

14:00- 18:00: Visiting Lab80 in Bergamo and the Alasca Archive

EVENING:

20:00-22:00: Filmscreening:

Pier Paolo Pasolini: Comizi d’amore (1964) 88min

Cecilia Mangini: Essere Donne (1965) 28min

Thursday 31st of March

MORNING:

Film shooting (shooting the previously outlined locations and scenes/sequences)

AFTERNOON:

Film shooting (shooting the previously outlined locations and scenes/sequences)

EVENING:

Recap 

Seminar 2: 23 - 28 February 2022

PRACTICAL:

FILL IN THE FCS FORM  WITHIN 48hs BEFORE DEPARTURE AND SAVE IT TO YOUR MOBILE (registration required)

LANDING TO BILBAO - BUS INFO AND ACCOMMODATION ROUTES

Location: Bilbao

Host: Bulegoa z/b, 48006 Bilbao, Biscay, Spain

Students & Tutors Accommodation: Blas de Otero residency, C/Cortes, 38 48003 Bilbo, Bilbao

PROGRAM:

Chronicles by Chiara Pagano and Laura Dubourjal

Wednesday 23rd of February

MORNING: @ Bulegoa z/b: Solokoetxe 8, 48006 Bilbao

Presentation by Bulegoa (Leire Vergara)

LUNCH: At 13.30 BAR MAITE itxiar, Maestro, 48006 Bilbao, Biscay

AFTERNOON: @ Corazón de María: Plaza Corazón de María s/n 48003 Bilbao

Reading/Writing Group. (The idea: to divide the group into 3 groups each presents the main ideas of one of the texts and this is followed by a conversation. Maximum 20 minutes. This is followed by an exercise proposed for all to write something collectively in groups and come with a text).

Evening

Landing Piece by Maud Gyssels TBC

Thursday 24th of February -Bulegoa z/b 8 bajo 48006 Bilbao 

MORNING: @ Corazón de María: Plaza Corazón de María s/n 48003 Bilbao

Presentation by Leire of the film produced in Rome and of the methodologies employed then. (One hour)

Reading/Writing Group continues. Now incorporating one student-led guided by 2 students in order to activate a writing of a collective text and also the reading of it. We can use microphones and even beamers, etc… Silvia Coppola (our technician and coordinator can help with this and can be in contact with the students leading the session in advance. 

LUNCH: At 13.30 BAR MAITE itxiar, Maestro, 48006 Bilbao, Biscay

AFTERNOON: @ Corazón de María: Plaza Corazón de María s/n 48003 Bilbao

Student-led by Lucas Lugarinho Braga

EVENING: 19.00-21.00: Ilegal Cinema @ Bulegoa z/b: Solokoetxe 8, 48006 Bilbao

Illegal Cinema led by the COOP + Listening Group session 

Friday 25th of February -Bulegoa z/b 8 bajo 48006 Bilbao

MORNING: @ Bulegoa z/b: Solokoetxe 8, 48006 Bilbao

Presentations by the students (present one work under the concept of sharing: how can you think of your work from the idea of sharing?) together with 10 students/young artists from Bilbao

LUNCH: At 13.30 BAR MAITE itxiar, Maestro, 48006 Bilbao, Biscay

AFTERNOON: @ Bulegoa z/b: Solokoetxe 8, 48006 Bilbao

We will continue the presentations by students from the DAI and students/young artists from Bilbao.

Evening

Free

Saturday 26th of February -location to be announced

MORNING: @ Bulegoa z/b: Solokoetxe 8, 48006 Bilbao

At 10.00: Shooting exercise with Iñaki Garmendia starts

From 11.00 til 14.30 film exercise

LUNCH: At 14.30 To be confirmed

AFTERNOON: From 17.00 to 19.00 @ Bulegoa z/b: Solokoetxe 8, 48006 Bilbao

After the exercise, we will return to Bulegoa and Iñaki will visualize the recorded material

EVENING:

At 19.00 shooting at one last location, after this free!

Sunday 27th of February- Bulegoa z/b 8 bajo 48006 Bilbao

MORNING: From 10.00- 13.00 @ Bulegoa z/b: Solokoetxe 8, 48006 Bilbao

Presentation by Iñaki Garmendia. Maximum 2 hours.

LUNCH: To be confirmed

AFTERNOON: @ Bulegoa z/b: Solokoetxe 8, 48006 Bilbao

Student-led by Elisa Giuliano

General discussion

Curated walk (all together) curated by Chiara Pagano

Evening

 Free

Monday 28th of February – Location to be announced

Morning

Visit of an industrial site + curated walk + scouting location + landscape shooting. It would be nice to film some former industrial locations in Bilbao before going to Bergamo.

Afternoon

Film discussion continues (at Leire’s place)

General discussion on communication and logistics, group decision processes

Evening

Free/dinner

 

Seminar 1: 8 - 10 November 2021

NOV 8.

MORNING

10:00-11:00: Introduction to COOP by Leon and Marwa

11:00-13:00: Presentation of participants’ work (25 min per person, you can choose to
present a project you are working on at the moment, or something that is relevant to the coop, or an older project that gives a good idea of your practice)

AFTERNOON

14:00-15:00: Walk

15:00-18:00: Continuation presentation of participants’ works

EVENING

20.00-22:00: Projection “Nostalgia for the Light” Patricio Guzman + discussion

NOV 9. 

MORNING

10:00-11:00: Walk

11:00-13:00: Discussing the excerpt text from “Comrade” Jodie Dean + session on collectivity in cinema and the collective labor of making a film

AFTERNOON

14:00-18:00: Collective exercise

EVENING

20.00-22:00: Projection “feminist screening sessions” + discussion

NOV 10. 

MORNING

10:00-11:00: Discussion of the text “The Militant Image: A Ciné‐Geography“ by Kodwo Eshun & Ros Gray

11:00-13:00: Collective exercise

AFTERNOON

14.00-15:00: Walk

15:00-18:00: Collective exercise

EVENING

20.00-22:00: Projection “feminist screening sessions” + discussion

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