(Listening Techniques for Audiovisual Language)
Erasmus+ training course organized by La Bandita in Palermo, Sicily, Italy in partnership with Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (Poland).
Palermo 11-‐17 June 2021
Ecomuseo del Mare Memoria Viva
Summary of the project
It is a workshop that uses cinema as a tool for stimulating self-‐reflection and critical thinking among participants, adopting an interac6ve and multisensory approach. It is underpinned by an action research methodology whereby participants engage with the space/environment they live in to transform it into realities that are as close as possible to their imaginary dreams.
The workshop will take place in Palermo (Italy) from the 11th to the 17th of June 2021 at the Ecomuseo del Mare Memoria Viva. The explora6on of the eastern coast of Palermo, the so called "South Coast", will provide participants with an opportunity for collectively engaging in action research.
The "South Coast" of Palermo constitutes a historically scarred area, point of convergence of various interests and contradic6ons. Because of its proximity to the the historical quarters of the Sicilian capital, it would naturally function as the city’s corridor to the sea. Yet, the modernisation and urbanisation process which took place in the 1960s turned this area into a polluted wasteland, which was subsequently abandoned and neglected. For this reason, it represents an ideal place not only to get to know the city's history but also to use as a blank canvas for imagining and constructing alternative forms of living.
The workshop is open to anyone interested in cinema, video & sound recording techniques and also willing to use them in critical and imaginative ways, as tools for seeing, listening and learning about worlds, people and living beings who share with us spaces, places and resources.
The outcome of this workshop will not be only a ‘film’. It will be the accomplishment of a collective journey of cinematic critical engagement with the city and one another, by walking through its streets and making videos and sound recordings. At the end of each day we will analyse and comment footages and recordings. On the sixth day we will edit all the material together to create a collective film reflecting our learning curve, critical outlooks and visions of alternative city configurations.
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:
3 participants aged 18+
The participants will be required to engage in two preparatory activities in advance of the June workshop.
Specifically, we ask each participant to make and submit two ‘video portraits’ (in a broad sense):
There are no prescriptions on the means used for the realisation of these video portraits. Drawings, written compositions, photos, collages of pre-existing images, choreography, and so on will all be accepted.
Please, note that each ‘video portrait’ will have to be saved in a digital format as part of a three—minute video and submitted electronically.
The participants shall have:
English speaking and developed communication skills;
Ability to implement activities in local community and online;
The need to improve skills and competences relating to the topic of the project;
Willingness to cooperate and develop within Erasmus+;
The project will be implemented in the frame of the ERASMUS+ Programme. Accommodation, living, working materials & other project related expenses will be funded 100% by the European Commission, except the travel costs which is up to the limit of 275 euro/person for Polish participant.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.