A workshop by Rima Najdi & Zara Zandieh
Workshop in July 9 & 10, 11am – 7pm (Sunday 11am – 4pm)! Register now!
“Love and pain somehow function in similar ways: they do not give us a break, absorbing all of our attention. They each become our inner and outer landscapes, our identity. We possess them and become possessed, using similar terms for both: We look for cure, or a way out, speak of oblivion, rest or panic, even death”
Etel Adnan In The Heart of The Heart of Another Country
Fear & Love is a video-performance workshop created around emotions, which Rima and Zara consider as constructed through society. We will look at these two universal emotions, how they tackle each individual differently, how society constructs them, how they are used and instrumentalized in political discussions to hide or feed judgements and believes about the other and the self and what it does to our bodies, souls and minds.
Both fear & love are political, critical, and directly related to us. Both are entangled with the societies we live(d) in and global politics. We will tackle them by using strategies of performance and learning about video-performance styles by using single shot techniques.
We ask our participants to bring images and articles from magazines & newspapers, gifts, objects and creepy teddy bears, to the workshop to then investigate ‘our inner and outer landscapes’. By the end of the workshop each participant will produce a 1-2 minutes video-performance made in a single shot on their interpretation of fear and love.
We will fear to love, and love to fear. Everybody is Welcome! The workshop will be held in English.