Roberto Santaguida Conceiving and Making Multiscreen Installations
This workshop on multiscreen installations based on the personal documentary will provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the conception and production of a personal documentary designed for an exhibition context. Participants will learn the basics of this type of practice by generating the content of a video installation as part of the course. They will learn how to find the image-in-motion equivalent for their ideas, for the stories they care about, and for the subjects that interest them. In order to realize their projects, participants will learn to develop their own conceptual approach.
The workshop is intended for professional media artists who have some experience in making video installations and who are looking for help in developing documentary strategies for the creation of their work. The training will also be useful in assisting media arts professionals who wish to expand an existing video practice into the production of installations for museum or gallery spaces. Sessions will focus on learning the fundamentals of visual storytelling and video production, including directing, cinematography, writing, and editing, particularly in the context of video installations, as well as looped and multi-screen narratives.
Sessions will be split between classroom instruction and field production, putting creative and technical ideas directly into practice. At the end of the course, each participant will create content for a personal multiscreen installation project.
The maximum number of participants is 8. The workshop will be offered in English; both instructors are bilingual and can answer questions in French.
Cost: 150$ plus taxes
To register or if you have any questions, contact the New Media Lab by phone or email: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the Quebec government’s measures with respect to COVID, professional training can take place in person, with a tightening of certain sanitary measures. Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times. Learn more here.
— Be a professional artist, creator or cultural worker
— Having work experience with video installation is an asset
— Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee*
— Attend every workshop session.
Up to 2 spots are available for salaried employees of organisations whose salary mass is over 2 million $ and are subject to Quebec’s 1% Law for Workforce training. These participants must pay the unsubsidized cost of the training offered. Please contact us for more details.
Reservation / Payment
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Cancellation / Refund
OBORO does not refund registration fees except in case of illness (with a medical note) or of absolute necessity. In such cases, registration fees are transferable to another workshop or service offered by the New Media Lab.
OBORO reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time and without advance notice. In this case, registration fees are completely refunded.
Since completing his studies in film production at Concordia University, Roberto Santaguida’s films and videos have been shown at more than 300 international festivals. He has also taken part in artist residencies in numerous countries, including Iran, Romania, Germany, Norway, and Australia. Roberto is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, the Chalmers Arts Fellowship and a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany.
Aaron Pollard is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal who has been producing and presenting video art and multimedia performances since the early 1990s. His works have been shown in Canada and abroad. He studied at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Concordia University, where he completed an MFA. He is the co-founder of 2boys.tv as well as researcher and head of OBORO’s multimedia sector.