[NetBehaviour] In a Short Stretch of Time. A Project on Narratives and Micro-fictions by Virginia Villaplana
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Thu Nov 27 16:12:39 CET 2008
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Liquidación Total, in collaboration with Medialab-Prado, Madrid,
In a short stretch of time
A project on narratives and micro-fictions
On the basis of the publication "Zonas de intensidades", (Aconcagua
Publishing, Madrid, 2008), Virginia Villaplana proposes a workshop on
generative writing, creativity and collective production of
knowledge. The lines of work to be developed on the basis of the
device in the exhibition venue, through screenings and readings, will
cross through the notions of space and time in the dissemination of
everyday stories. The infra-ordinary and the extra-ordinary, intra-
history and meta-history are positioned as the starting points of a
nomadic journey which will last for three days.
For this purpose, each participant will contribute to the collective
fiction with a series of documents and files which constitute a
fragment of memory: photographs, music, amateur video and super-8
recordings, drawings, press clippings or magazines.
With these materials, participants will elaborate, through the
"mediabiography" methodology proposed by Virginia Villaplana, a text
located between reality and fiction on the fragment of memory they
have decided to narrate. The intended purpose is the creation of a
narrative diagram in which to situate each of the texts, as in a
nomadic book. The fields of knowledge suggested for the theory/
practice workshop from which these fictions on memory as gender
technology are the following:
Minimal memories and oblivion: Self as text, fiction, reality and
Memory, culture and thought: Language, personal and public narratives.
Memory and technology: multiplex, portrait, album and archive.
Memory and narrative. From "Do It Yourself" to "Do It Together
(DIT)": palimpsest, agency and participation.
This outlook is developed in four programmes which, in turn, will
overcome a possible historiographical line in order to approach a
geopolitical dimension, - in Jameson's terms, "geopolitical
aesthetics" - of visual arts in Spain. A texture of ideas which
involve taking into account art practice as part of the cultural
narratives which weave the notions of ethics and aesthetics into an
understanding of the everyday imaginary of the present.
The gaze against the image of History: passages, metaphors and life
Narratives and Visible Devices
Narratives of the archive: the Mass Media image as document
Narrative, gender, and visual culture.
It is proposed as a tool for research and learning on experimental
narrative techniques and forms of approaching memory from the
standpoint of the audio-visual gaze.
"Modular Cinema" will consist in a device which will allow the
organisation of screening sessions which can allow an analytical
approach to the grammar of experimental audio-visual language as form
of approaching memory. It will count with a selection of experimental
narratives from films by Chris Marker, Agnès Varda, Guy Debord, Jean
Rousch, Yervant Gianikian y Angela Ricci Lucchi, Dziga Vertov, and
"Modular Cinema" will be a portable device, which can be moved to
other spaces and moments in order to continue with the screenings.
Calendar and Applications
Saturday November 29th, 2008
11:00 - 14:00: Presentation of "Zonas de intensidades", Traficantes
de Sueños, Madrid.
Sunday November 30th, 2008
12:00 - Presentation of "In a Short Stretch of Time", Medialab-Prado,
Monday November 1st, 2008
16:00 - 20:00: "In a Short Stretch of Time", first session.
Tuesday November 2nd, 2008
16:00 - 20:00 "In a Short Stretch of Time", second session.
Wednesday November 3rd, 2008
16:00 - 20:00 "In a Short Stretch of Time", third session.
In order to take part in the "In a Short Stretch of Time" workshop,
get in touch with kamen at liquidaciontotal.org, and send us an email
with the following information:
Your email address and telephone number.
A brief bio (no more than 4 lines).
A description of the kind of autobiographical material you are going
to work with (no more than 10 lines).
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