I would normally include this in my residencies/ opportunities section but as its something I'm working on I decided to make it a full on post. It takes place in Lagos so if you or anyone you know is interested please pass on the details.
I am really interested to see what is happening in Africa in the way of video art and new media and I welcome the programme. Having had the chance to speak with the artist Goddy Leye I see that there is definitely a presence within the continent and I am interested to hear a bit more. If you are a video artists based in Africa or in the diaspora it would be lovely to hear from you as the contemporary arts organisation I am working with has committed to promoting the art form throughout 2009.
Other exciting news: I have just started blogging for artsadmin. My first post is up alongside some really great articles: http://artsadminartsblog.blogspot.com/
VIDEO ART WORKSHOP
The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos is pleased to present its first video art workshop programme for 2008/9. Following in the steps of its successful first workshop in Enugu in 2007, The One Minute Foundation will lead the training.
Workshop Content Includes
- Screening of existing One Minute Video selected from over 60 countries.
- Discussion on content and style of the video
- Introduction to different video art approaches
- Development of participants own ideas – storyboard, visual concept etc.
- Implementation of ideas and editing of individual works
- Screening of video art works to a public audience
- Receipt of a dvd of the workshop, a cd of individual work/s
Dates: Monday 27th October – Saturday 1st November (6 days) 9am – 6pm
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, 9McEwen Street, Off Queens Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos
Workshop Level: Beginners
Target Audience: Artists. Experience and/or interest in the visual arts preferable. Emphasis is on talent, motivation and a keen interest in experimenting in new forms of artistic production.
Fee:N2,500 non-refundable (first come first serve basis only) Spaces are limited.
For more information call Oyinda on 07055680104 or email Oyinda@ccalagos.org
Application closes 5pm, Sunday 19th October 2008
The One Minutes Foundation is a non profit organisation stimulating the making and showing of audio-visual works that last exactly one minute. It is initiated by the Sandberg Institute, the postgraduate programme of the Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. www.sandberg.nl.
Funded by the Mondriaan Foundation.
Coming in Jan 2009!
2nd Intensive 2week International Video Art Workshop.