Location: Photo Studio Zelmanović
Thursday, 13 of September 09AM- 5PM
Friday, 14 of September 9AM- 2.30PM
Saturday, 15 of September 10AM- 1PM
This workshop led by Laia Abril aims to provide participants a series of tools and strategies to enhance the investigation and construction of their narratives within their own projects. Abril’s work research-based revolves around conceptualisation and interpretation of facts, working with photography, video and mixed media installations.
Trained as a journalist and through her experience as a photographer, bookmaker and art director, Abril has developed a collaborative creative method to construct, analyze and refine narratives across a number of platforms. Examples of her work methodology will act as triggers for participants to think laterally about their own projects.
The workshop also considers how a combination of different media such as photography, design, text, film or illustration can transform an idea into a wider artistic project. Participants are encouraged to bring to the workshop an existing body of work, a book mock-up or installation proposal that they would like to evolve beyond the scope of photography.
Projects or ideas at an earlier stage could focus more on the generation of a research work plan rather than analysing and editing the existing content.
Participants: max 12
Date: 13—15.09. 2018
Submissions are open until 28.08.2018. via email [email protected]
Laia Abril, a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound (ES)
Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound. After graduating from college with a degree in Journalism she moved to New York to attend photography courses at the ICP. There she decided to focus on telling intimate stories which raises uneasy and hidden realities related to sexuality, eating disorders and gender equality. In 2009 she enrolled in a 5-year artist residency at FABRICA, the Benetton Research Centre in Treviso, Italy, where she worked as a creative editor and staff photographer at COLORS magazine. Abril’s projects are produced across platforms as installations, books, web docs, and films. Her work has been shown internationally in the United States, Canada, the UK, China, Poland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, France, Italy and Spain. Her works are held in private collections and museums, such as Musée de l’Elysée and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland and MNAC in Barcelona. More recently she has been awarded the Revelación Photo España Award, Fotopress Grant and Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro for her exhibition at Les Rencontres d’Arles (2016) A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion. After completing her five-year project On Eating Disorders, Abril has embarked on the new long-term project, A History of Misogyny. Its first chapter On Abortion was published by Dewi Lewis on 2017; and now she is currently developing a second chapter, On Rape Culture, together with a series of different series and installations under the umbrella of A History of Misogyny.