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On the spectacle of memory

Masterclass by the Doplgenger artist duo

April 25, 2024, 10 am – 1 pm
tranzit.sk, Beskydská 12, Bratislava

The Masterclass is intended for students of visual arts and film departments.
Capacity is limited. Please reserve your place at ivana.tranzit@gmail.com by 19.4.2024.



Doplgenger’s cinematic approach, artistic research and collective procedures of making artwork tend to provoke a critical reading of moving images and their position in our contemporary global society. In this era of image and content overproduction, Doplgenger’s ecological treatment of found footage and anonymous archives offers a path toward the emancipation of both spectator and the author, critically participating in an understanding of the contemporary moment, history and memory built through media images.

What does the artistic re-questioning of the status of archival images look like, what would the politics of film form mean and how can an artist/a filmmaker position him/herself in contemporary flux? Organised around the topics of found-footage as a sub-genre, media archaeology, experimental filmmaking methods and the appropriation of images, Doplgenger’s masterclass will focus on the complications of remembering, representing and voicing distant histories through moving images and the implications they have on contemporary processes and issues.

The event is part of the exhibition Looking a — way: Othering in/of the (semi)periphery.

Doplgenger, an artist duo from Belgrade, comprised of Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran, are time-based media artists, researchers, writers and programmers. Their practice revolves around the relationship between art and politics by exploring the regimes of moving images and the modes of their reception. They rely on the tradition of experimental and avant-garde film and through some of the actions of these traditions, they intervene in existing media products or work in expanded cinema forms.
Their work can be found in public collections and have been shown internationally at art institutions and film festivals. They are recipients of film awards, including the prestigious Vladislav Ribnikar Award in 2016 for a series of works entitled Fragments untitled. Ilić and Prostran coedited the publication Amateurs for Film (2017) and served as curators and selectors for the Alternative Film/Video Festival in Belgrade from 2018 until 2022. They have been supported internationally through fellowships and artist residencies, and are the founders of the Transimage platform for the politics of moving images in Belgrade, where they have curated a series of screenings and events, and organised workshops and cultural projects since 2013.

www.doplgenger.org



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Looking a — way: Othering in/of the (semi)periphery is presented in collaboration with the City of Women Association.

ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit.

Supported using public funding by the Slovak Arts Council.

Media partners:
Artalk.info, Flash Art CZ & SK, Kapitál, GoOut.net

@Srdjan Veljovic



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