From 3 to 7 May, in conjunction with LUX (London) and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (New York), we will hold the Oberhausen Seminar for the fifth time during the 64th festival edition.
The Seminar is an experimental course exploring contemporary artists’ moving image practice in the context of a renowned international film festival. It is a gathering that brings together filmmakers, critics and curators, using the Oberhausen Film Festival as a laboratory to discuss ideas in the curation, production and criticism of contemporary moving image media. With the festival as text and model to examine, the cohort will closely examine film and video works, the infrastructures that allow them to circulate, and the critical frames used to curate and analyze them.
It is addressing primarily young and upcoming professionals. It is open to international artists, filmmakers, curators and researchers who work with moving images and in particular with artists' film and video. Participants are expected to actively contribute to the course of study. Efforts will be made to create a diverse grouping of participants from different geographic regions, and to create a balanced mix of artists, curators and critics. All Seminar activities will take place in English. Only 25 applications will be selected.
The Seminar fee is 250€/person excluding travel and accommodation costs.
The Seminar leader in 2018:
Roee Rosen is an artist, writer and filmmaker. His cinematic retrospective is forthcoming at Jeu de Paume, Paris, in November 2018. His latest book is “Live and Die as Eva Braun and Other Intimate Stories”. Rosen is a professor at HaMidrasha Faculty of the Arts and at the Bezalel Academy of Arts, Israel.
Current information on the Oberhausen Seminar 2018 can be found here.