Case Study—Brussels, 2015

17 December 2015 - BOZAR, Brussels


HOW WE MADE IT HAPPEN


Two years after the pilot edition of On & For Production, some of the projects that were supported by this initiative are being completed and are reaching their first audiences. This workshop is aimed at disclosing the long route between the first sketches of an artist's film and its release. Taking works by Beatrice Gibson, Eleni Kamma and An van. Dienderen as case studies, the artists and their producers will cover the various stages, challenges and collaborations that their film productions went through. The session, including the screening of the three short films, is intended to develop as a horizontal conversation in which the speakers and the audience will get a chance to share concerns, strategies as well as available and lacking means when it comes to making a film happen.

FILMS

YAR BANA BIR EĞLENCE: NOTES ON PARRHESIA by Eleni Kamma, 2015, 38 min / Presented and discussed by the artist and Katrien Reist

During her residency in Istanbul in 2013, Kamma witnessed the civil protests in Taksim Gezi Park. It struck her that a clear link could be made between the way in which the public space is currently taking a new shape and how it did so in the Ottoman era: through ‘parrhesia’ and political satire, public participation and humour.

LILI by An van. Dienderen, 2015, 11 min / Presented and discussed by the artist and Natalie Gielen & Steven Op de Beeck

China Girls, used in cinema history since the 1920s, are women with Caucasian skin who are filmed alongside a color-chart in order to adjust the colours of the film. Lili questions the tradition of China Girls, contextualised in a society which, according to anthropologist Michael Taussig, exemplifies chromophobic uneasiness with colour.

SOLO FOR RICH MAN by Beatrice Gibson, 2015, 14 min

Inspired by William Gaddis’ novel JR, Beatrice Gibson’s Solo for Rich Man restages a quintet of performance pieces (including one by Fluxus artist George Maciunas) from a four-day experimental music workshop for children conceived by Gibson and renowned cellist Anton Likoszeviezs.

Moderated by Auguste Orts

Supported by: Flemish Community Commission, BOZAR

Solo for a Rich Man by Beatrice Gibson
Solo for Rich Man takes American author William Gaddis’ epic modernist masterpiece, JR (1975) as a...   Read More
Yar bana bir eğlence. Seven Notes on Parrhesia by Eleni Kamma
Yar bana bir eğlence. Seven Notes on Parrhesia is the second part of a project whose first part,...   Read More
Lili by An van. Dienderen
In a TV studio, the set dresser Lili is asked to serve as a so-called China Girl. China Girls or l...   Read More