Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (MIEFF) and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art have begun accepting applications for the laboratory Extracurricular Practices, which involves the in-depth study of the ideas behind the moving image and methods of working with it.
The education program will be built around intensive viewing of experimental films (participants will receive access to all screenings at MIEFF 2021), followed by closed discussions with festival guests and participants. The program will also include lectures and workshops on working with 16mm, bodily practices, and experimenting with sound.
- Aleksandra Anikina, media artist and researcher, PhD;
- Zhenya L. Zban, interdisciplinary artist, theater director, co-founder of the theater/art lab VOKRUG DA OKOLO (St. Petersburg);
- Saodat Ismailova, film director and artist, head of the research lab at Contemporary Art Center (Tashkent);
- Ekaterina Selenkina, director and artist.
Extracurricular Practices is part of the 6th Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, which will take place in Moscow from August 11 to 16. This year’s theme is A Thousand and One Ways to Find a Home. The festival’s competition and curators’ programs, comprising the best experimental films and video art from across the world, focus on the search for new ways of living on a planet going through a pandemic crisis. The full program will be announced in July.
The curators of the laboratory are Ekaterina Selenkina and Rita Sokolovskaya.
The laboratory will take place from August 10 to 18, 2021.