Why did the conceptual artist start painting? – Video performance workshop

dialogue between what’s inside and what’s outside the projection

Until 7 March 2020

If we review the documentation of the performances of the 60s, we observe that those videos recorded with the intention of documenting an action are today pieces of video art in themselves.

The objective of the workshop is to create a collective video piece through action, doing the opposite.

We propose a dialogue between what is inside and what is outside the projection. There are many ways to approach this proposal:

Through a direct action, such as inhabiting the projection, contaminating it with our shadow.

We will play with the conventional screen concept. We can break it, bend it, pass through it, it can have volume and even breathe, we do not treat it as a simple rectangle of light inscribed in the vertical of a wall, but as a kind of dimensional door between two worlds.

Another of the main tools that we will use is the camera, we can work with it in different lines:

The camera as a mirror, we stand in front of it, we talk to it, we turn our backs to it, we move away or cross the frame in front of it.

The camera as an object, we drag it, we hang it, we make it pendulum hanging from a rope.

The camera as a magnifying glass enlarges images, at this point we can include some drawing techniques to support our actions graphically.

Recording, broadcasting and the multiple combinations between the two will be our creation tools.

Participants will decide if they want to create individually or collectively

Conceptually and as a starting point, we will develop the answer to the question posed by the title of the workshop.

Cristina Busto

From a background in plastic arts, he uses traditional animation as a vehicle towards video art. There is a moment when she comes into contact with the performing arts and his work takes a turn towards action.

Experimentation with possible combinations between drawing, video, installation and performance gives rise to the creation of live visuals.

He is interested in creating an atmosphere in which to find himself generating a present, more than the idea of ​​narrating past experiences.

Previous knowledge: not necessary

No. participants: 10

Price: €25

Hours: Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.