BAI Online Program
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Susan Finlay (*1979) is an artist and writer based between Berlin and the UK. She is the author of the novels My Other Spruce and Maple Self, Objektophilia, Our Lady of Everything, and Arriviste, and the poetry pamphlets, Indole, Sex and the City 2, and The Unruly Glove, the Green Bum, and the Sickly Trickle (to accompany an exhibition of the same name by Zoe Williams). In 2016 she co-curated Inland Far, an exhibition inspired by Herbert Read’s only novel and its relationship to Jung at the Herbert Read Gallery in Canterbury, and in 2018 Isadora, a combination of text, sound, and film pieces based around the concept of a European salon at MoHA, Austin. In 2020 she was writer-in-residence at London’s Freud Museum. Finlay studied Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts, London and the Royal College of Art, London and is currently enrolled on a creative writing PhD at the University of Manchester.
Sophie Lee (*1988, Johannesburg) is an artist and filmmaker. Her expanded moving image works reject linear narratives, instead combining emotional and fictive registers towards an affective storytelling. After studying at Slade School of Fine Art, London (Ba) (2012) she completed a two year residency at de Ateliers, Amsterdam (2016 – 2018). In 2018 she was a participant at Skowhegan residency, Maine.
Recent exhibitions include Kunstfort Museum (Solo) (Kunstfort, NL); Royal Palace Amsterdam (Amsterdam, NL); Artists Unlimited (Solo) (Bielefeld, DE); Amsterdam Art Weekend (Amsterdam, NL); The Whitstable Biennale (Whitstable, UK); PS120 (Berlin, DE); Rogers Office (Los Angeles, USA); Yaby (Duo) (Madrid, ES); Zona Mista (Duo) (London, UK); November Film Festival (London, UK). Lee is currently supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.
Online Seminar LOVE ME THROUGH THE SCREEN: Text and Moving Image in Contemporary Practices by Susan Finlay & Sophie Lee
“Our lives today are lived out on screens. Digitisation and its concomitant social and economic upheavals have radically changed the ways we both represent and articulate lived experience, and with this the primacy of the screen in both public and private realms. This course looks at how these shifting landscapes have shaped the use of text and moving image in contemporary artistic practices, and examines the ways these forms intersect.
- Participants will become familiar with many of the key discussions relating to the production and distribution of contemporary moving image.
- They will be able to contextualise these within historical movements and to think critically about how these relate to textual forms such as poetry, prose and artist’s writing.
- They will also have the opportunity to begin synthesising these ideas in their own work through the practical assignments, leading to development in their artistic practice.
- The course will also provide opportunities to meet and collaborate with likeminded peers, and to receive feedback and guidance from established artist filmmakers and writers.
- Lastly, participants will be granted exclusive access to a series of internationally renowned artists’ films that are currently unavailable to the general public.
Min. seats: 5 | Max. seats: 30 | Language: English
Save the dates in your calendar
The live sessions for this course will be given on Tuesday August 17, 24, 31 & September 07, 2021, each day from 4 – 6 pm (Berlin time). You will also receive an email reminder for each video conference before it takes place.
Recording of Live Sessions
We record the live sessions so that they remain available for a logged in course participant until one week after the last session.
Access to content
We will use the Zoom Meeting application for the live sessions. You need a stable internet connection. There are two ways to access the live meeting:
1. Via the Zoom app
Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app here: https://zoom.us/download
or on: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click our join the zoom meeting link.
2. Via Google Chrome Browser on https://zoom.us/join
If you are using Google Chrome to join a meeting, you will see a dialog box to launch the Zoom application.
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We will provide the Zoom Meeting ID before each meeting. BAI will record the live sessions.
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In addition to the Online Program, the Berlin Art Institute offers an international Studio Program, a Residency Program, Portfolio Courses, a Spring Academy, an Arts Incubator, a Friends Program, and the presentation and exhibition display 404 | BAI.
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