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IMPROMPTU

IMPROMPTU?
WHAT THE HELL IS It?


Impromptu is a workshop conducted by Void.
Working with photographers who have a complete body of work and would like to present it in the form of a zine, Void edits, creates and produces together with the artists a unique zine for each one. As the name implies... real-time. No tricks, no cards on the sleeve, no formulas.


Past events

Void performed 2 Impromptu events so far:

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08 – 10 SEP ‘17 - At Gazebook - Sicily Photobook Festival

3 zines were produced during 3 days of the festival.
You can see them here:

Alessandro Terni - "Scattered Traces #0"
Nicola Avanzinelli - "C.G.N. - 504582"
Yuri Ichioka - "Impromptu"

 

 

 

 

27 – 30 APR ‘18 - At FUAM For Istanbul Photobook Festival

9 zines were produced in 4 days before the festival and later all of them were presented during the festival.

Alice Hamon - "Champs Libres"
Anı Ekin Özdemir - "Summer Was Over"
Berna Tepe Yüksel - "Delactation"
Cevahir Akbaş - "Hidden"
E. İsmet Örs - "Like Me"
Melike Kocak - "Sometimes I feel like a potato bag under the ocean"
Melis Cantürk - ","
Nina Viviana Cangialosi - "The Snow Abides"
Sevil Alkan - "Stray Dog"

* "The Snow Abides""Hidden", "Like Me", "Stray Dog"  and "Champs Libres" were shortlisted for the Dummy Book Awards at Istanbul Photobook Festival.

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3 zines. No tricks. – Promotional video for Impromptu at Gazebook Festival, Punta Secca, SEP ‘17.


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Temps Zero & Void present

IMAGE & SOUND WORKSHOP
+ PERFORMANCE

WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
MICHAEL ACKERMAN & STÉPHANE CHARPENTIER
& COMPOSER ALYSSA MOXLEY
+
Limited Edition Publication by Void

 02-08 JUN '18
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 Photograph by Michael Ackerman

Photograph by Michael Ackerman

A 7-day CREATIVE experience for 12 photographers & 4 sound artists
Resulting in a
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AT INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ATHÈNES
 

The Workshop

Michael Ackerman and Stéphane Charpentier will share with you their instinctive and sensitive approach to photography. They will focus on meaning and expression, rather than form and technique. Everybody should feel free to search, experiment, break borders, make mistakes, take emotional risks, all in the goal of getting closer to themselves. The core of this experience is to release each participant’s own vision and subjectivity. Each one will receive insights on how to connect with the inner artistic impulse and how to better engage with their own personal projects while developing collaborative presentations alongside the sound artists of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to use digital during this short period of work.

With Alyssa Moxley, students will explore techniques of working with field recordings in installation, surround, or stereo speaker environments, in tandem with moving and still images. Artists will be encouraged to develop collaborative vocabularies to prepare for improvised live scoring with consideration of abstract and narrative elements of image, spatial environments for the 2d, psychoacoustics, and improvised orchestration. Through personal understandings of the meanings of sonic relationships, students will create dialogues with the images, while using field-recording material to develop essayistic yet musical compositions. Participants are encouraged to bring microphones, laptops, and other sound processing equipment.

Void with its experimental approach, will create a limited edition, handmade publication using the material (both image & sound) produced during the workshop.


INSTRUCTORS

Michael Ackerman
Photographer
American, lives in Berlin

Michael Ackerman has made his mark by bringing a new, radical and unique approach to photography.
His method doesn’t follow tradition, it is not a simple chronicle of events. The pace of his photography is closer to cinematography than traditional documentary: images used in sequences, different formats, pictures that appear «wrong», images used as links between other images; all used to compose an essay that does not value where or when the pictures were made but rather attempts to capture a deeper emotional and spiritual truth of the subject.
www.tempszero.com/michael-ackerman

Stéphane Charpentier
Photographer, editor, Temps Zero curator
French, lives in Athens

Stéphane Charpentier engages an introspective photographic language to build long-term analog series. His images drive to moments suspended between an endless vision of humanity’s struggles and hopes.
He also creates short artistic films, installations and some music videos. He collaborates with various musicians and took part to the creation of oiseaux-tempête band. He has been part of several photographic curatorial projects including the Gomma Grant 2016 & 2017. He is curating, promoting and editing the Temps Zero projects since 2013. His first book "The Core" was published by Void in 2017.
www.stephane-charpentier.com

Alyssa Moxley
Composer & sound artist
American-Irish, lives in Athens

Alyssa Moxley works with sound, installation, and collaborative projects. Using multiple sources, tools and techniques (field recordings, experimental microphones, instruments, sound design and speaker placement). She uses sound to evoke memory as a personal and shared medium. Her field recordings gathered from extensive travels access narratives of identity, place, space, and embodied experience.
Amongst her performances, Alyssa took part in the temps zero show in Braga 2015, and she instructed the first Temps Zero workshop in 2017. She has curated various sound events, including the Kinisi festival of sound.
www.alyssa-moxley.com | www.soundcloud.com/alyssamoxley

Temps Zero

Temps Zero = Photo + Film Projections + Sound Performances
Following the concept of the Temps Zero performances produced all over europe since 2013. Presenting works from acclaimed photographers & rising talents, & sound artists creating unique live soundtracks, we are organizing for the second time a workshop open to visual & sound artists.
www.tempszero.com

Void

Void is a project fully dedicated to photography. Found in 2016, Void is an independent publisher, an alternative exhibition space in the heart of Athens. Void is a non-profit organization, and its goal is to publish established and up-and-coming artists both from Greece and abroad, as well as invest funding on education projects in Greece.
 

 Alyssa Moxley

Alyssa Moxley


PRACTICAL INFO & HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions are closed for this workshop.


 Photograph by Stèphane Charpentier

Photograph by Stèphane Charpentier

Timeline

15 MAR '18 – Open for applications
24 MAR '18 – Deadline for early bird submissions
14 APR '18 – First deadline for applications
16 APR '18 – Successful participants announced
20 APR '18 – First non-refundable deposit (€350)
06 MAY '18 – Second installment
02 JUN '18 – Workshop Begins
08 JUN '18 – Workshop ends with performance at Institut Français d'Athènes + Additional Projection by Michael Ackerman


With the kind support of Institut Français de Paris & Institut Français de Grèce

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Into the Void
with
Klavdij Sluban

16 – 21 APR '18

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Into the Void
with
Klavdij Sluban

16 – 21 APR '18

Void's first 2018 workshop, from 16-21 APR '18, with Worldly acclaimed photographer Klavdij Sluban

I travel to lose myself and to find myself. You can find yourself only when you lose yourself.
— Klavdij Sluban
 Photograph by Klavdij Sluban

Photograph by Klavdij Sluban

A 6-day workshop with Klavdij Sluban

KLAVDIJ SLuBAN
 

Klavdij Sluban is a French photographer of Slovenian origin born in Paris in 1963.
Winner of the Prix de Photographie de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France (2015), the Villa Kujoyama (2015), the European Publishers Award for Photography (2009), the Leica Prize (2004), the Niépce Prize, main French prize in photography (2000), the Villa Medici Hors-les-Murs (1998).

His images have been shown in such leading institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Photography of Tokyo, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, the Rencontres d'Arles, the National Museum of Singapore, the Museum of Photography in Helsinki, the Fine Arts Museum in Canton, the Musée Beaubourg, the National Gallery in Jakarta, the Museum of Texas Tech University...
In 2013, the musée Niépce showed a retrospective of Klavdij Sluban's work, After Darkness, 1995-2015.                    
His many books include East to East (published by six European editors, text by Erri de Luca), Entre Parenthèses (Photo Poche, Actes Sud), Transverses (Maison Européenne de la Photographie) and Balkans -Transit, (Seuil, text by François Maspero).

Since 1995, Sluban has been photographing teenagers in jails. In each prison he organizes workshops with the young offenders to share his passion. First originated in France, in the prison of Fleury-Mérogis with support from Henri Cartier-Bresson for seven years, as well as Marc Riboud and William Klein punctually. This commitment was pursued in the disciplinary camps of Eastern Europe for eight years: in former Yugoslavia, (Serbia and Slovenia); in former Soviet Union: Russia (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Iksha, Nievil), Georgia (Tbilissi, Khoni), Moldova, Latvia. For six years in Central America with imprisoned youngsters from gangs (maras) in Guatemala and Salvador. In 2015, he started photographing imprisoned teenagers in São Paulo, Brazil.

Klavdij Sluban is represented by Gallery Klüser, Germany & VA Gallery, Hong Kong.                    
www.sluban.com
www.facebook.com/klavdij.sluban
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 Photograph by Klavdij Sluban

Photograph by Klavdij Sluban

The Workshop


“Literature is rich and photography is poor. What is interesting is that when you take something that is poor you have to invest in it to make it rich. While if something is rich, everything is done.” - Klavdij Sluban

Sluban develops a rigorous and coherent body of work, nourished by literature, never inspired by immediate and sensational events, making him one of the most interesting photographers of his generation. He questions the contemporary world throughout a specific photographic writing, dark yet poetic, working on long term projects in countries, islands, prisons, where time and space are condensed. The Balkans, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, former Yugoslavia, former Soviet Union, the Caribbean, Central America, the Antarctic, China, Japan... can be read as many successive steps of an in-depth interpretation of the encountered reality.

Participants will be chosen to spend 6 days working closely with Klavdij. Everyday sessions will be made of taking pictures individually, as well as editing together with Klavdij, either in individual or group meetings. This workshop in Athens will be their chance to develop an already existing body of work and push participants to make new responses to their personal project and identify their own unique visual language.

During the 6-day workshop students will alternate between taking photographs and discussing work, they will be attending an intense daily review and editing process.

The workshop is open up to a maximum of 15 participants, who will be selected through a combination of the merit of their portfolio and their personal statement.

Klavdij Sluban is aiming to work with young emerging photographers around the world, in order to support and encourage them we decided to offer a discount at the final price of the workshop for participants under 30 years old.

Athens, a chaotic city with vibrant art scene, can offer many alternatives to photographers, as it can turn out to be a very unpredictable place. For participants coming from abroad Athens gives the possibility to be used as a space to project themselves, and for Athens residents, it’s a chance to discover a new perception of the city.

For the last night of the workshop, a public projection of the works will be held at Void.

 

 Photograph by Klavdij Sluban

Photograph by Klavdij Sluban


HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions are closed for this workshop.


Timeline

01 FEB '18 - Open for applications
16 APR '18 - Workshop begins
21 APR '18 - Workshop ends & projection of students works at Void


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Into the Void
with
Akina

23 – 29 OCT '17

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Into the Void
with
Akina

23 – 29 OCT '17

The way of the Photobook
- BUILDING IT, WHY AND HOW -

7-DAY WORKSHOP WITH Akina Books
At Void

The Workshop

Every photobook is a self-contained universe with its own set of rules. A series of
photographs can be a starting point for the process of creating a book - editing,
sequencing, design and choice of materials are all opportunities to add new layers
of meaning to a body of work. During the genesis of a photobook, ambiguities and
clashes, unexpected juxtapositions and riddles will emerge, revealing the
pleasures and pains of visual language. Every single picture will gain a different
meaning when placed in a broader perspective of the book as a whole.

The aim of this Photobook 101 is to build a dummy, covering all the steps of the
process through knowledge, creativity and chance. Editing, sequencing, design,
binding and printing techniques as well as marketing and funding tips will be

disclosed through a hands-on approach and case studies. Techniques of non-
linear narrative, visual language and production will be explored as a way to

conceive the potential of a photographic project and re-imagine it in a new light.

We believe in the photobook as an object to crease, love and collect – a total that
is more than the sum of its parts.

Language: English

http://www.akinabooks.com

 

Prior requirements/preparations:

  • Participants should have a photographic project in an advanced state, which they want to turn into a publication.
  • You will need to bring a pre-selection of pictures (50-100 small prints) from the project to start editing and high-res files which will be used for the printing.
  • A laptop with a layout program, such as InDesign, and the basic skills to use it are a plus.
  • Any additional material you might want to use for the book is welcome: text, specialty papers, fabric etc.

PRACTICAL INFO & HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions are closed for this workshop.


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Into the Void
with
Dirty Harrry

29 SEP – 01 OCT '17

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Into the Void
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Dirty Harrry

29 SEP – 01 OCT '17

3-DAY WORKSHOP WITH DIRTY HARRRY
At Void

SynOPSIS

Starting with an introduction and presentation, the workshop will continue with shooting in the streets of Athens, exploring the technique, trials & possibilities of photographing in public space. The discussion & critique review the next day will focus on topics like composition, content & editing images on a personal storytelling direction.

Σύνοψη
Μετά από μια εισαγωγή και παρουσίαση, το workshop περιλαμβάνει φωτογράφιση στους δρόμους της Αθήνας εξερευνώντας την τεχνική, τις δοκιμές και τις πιθανότητες της φωτογράφισης στο δημόσιο χώρο. Η συζήτηση που θα ακολουθήσει θα εστιάσει σε θέματα σύνθεσης, περιεχομένου και  προσωπικής αφήγησης.

http://www.dirtyharrry.com

 

Equipment

  • A digital camera, extra cards & batteries. (Film photographers are welcome, but it will be more difficult to discuss on the photos shot during the workshop).
  • Access to a computer, ipad or any tool that people can work on their photos at their place at the end of the shooting day.

Εξοπλισμός
Ψηφιακή μηχανή, κάρτες μνήμης και μπαταρίες. (Ευπρόσδεκτοι όσοι τραβάνε φιλμ, όμως θα είναι πιο δύσκολο να γίνει άμεσα συζήτηση πάνω στις φωτογραφίες)
Πρόσβαση σε υπολογιστή, ipad, ή οποιοδήποτε μέσο μπορεί να βοηθήσει τους συμμετέχοντες να δουλέψουν πάνω στις φωτογραφίες που θα τραβήξουν.

 


PRACTICAL INFO & HOW TO SUBMIT

This workshop is closed for submissions

 

31 JUN '17 - Deadline for early bird submissions
29 SEP ‘17 - Workshop starts at Void
01 OCT '17 -  Workshop ends


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Into the Void
with
Natasha Christia

24 – 25 JUN '17

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Into the Void
with
Natasha Christia

24 – 25 JUN '17

Void is glad to announce its new workshop:
“Still Moving / Moving Still - Into the Void with Natasha Christia”

A 2-DAY WORKSHOP WITH Natasha Christia

 

Natasha Christia

Natasha Christia is an independent writer, curator and educator based in Barcelona. She is also a collection consultant and a dealer specialized in fine art photography and photobooks.

Her research focuses on the exploration and reinvention of dominant narratives through a novel reading of archival collections, the intersection of photography, film and the photobook, and the dialogue between 20th century avant-garde photography and contemporary forms of expression often labelled as post-photography. Her penchant for “excavating” the past owes much to her diverse multidisciplinary academic background in Art History, Film Studies and Publishing.

http://natashachristia.com

 

Void

Always looking for an experimental approach to its projects, Void is a project created in October ‘16, currently based in the heart of Athens. Focusing on alternative publishing, exhibitions and creative projects. We have published and worked with international and Greek artists.

 

The Workshop

Dates: 24 & 25 JUN ‘17

On the event of Valentina Abenavoli’s exhibition Amore (23/06 - 06/07), Void will host Still Moving / Moving Still, a two-day intensive theoretical seminar dedicated to a series of case studies that highlight the unique relationship and dialogue between photography and film.

The seminar will be run by Natasha Christia, curator of the show.

Though remote and distinct in the consciousness of many, photography and film will be examined here against a common background and context. Our aim will be try to grasp the intermediate state of the image that oscillates between stillness and movement and to break down the existent frontiers between the two media, reinforcing instead an interdisciplinary study – comparative and non-axiomatic at heart.

Still Moving / Moving Still will offer an insight on the history of the two media, including the presence of "kinetic" and "cinematographic" in the work of photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Jeff Wall, Victor Burgin and Eric Rondepierre, and of the "photographic" in the work of filmmakers in the field of commercial cinema and the experimental cinema of the avant-garde, such as Alain Resnais, Michelangelo Antonioni, Chris Marker, Jonas Mekas, Jean-Luc Godard, David Claerbout and Peter Hutton, to name just a few.

The aim of our weekend meeting will be

  • to reflect and debate on what supposedly involve photography and cinema,
  • to question the built-up definitions of time and movement, and,
  • to acquire full knowledge of the new creative possibilities that open up to a future in which the two media are closer than ever, implementing them to our creative practice.

During the sessions, images and fragments of well-known and lesser known films will be shown, alongside books and complementary material. The two evening sessions will be devoted to a series of specific screenings.

At the end of the seminar, participants will be provided with its full content along with the corresponding bibliography and filmography.

Individuals with a sharp mind and with the following characteristics are welcome to join this seminar:

  • students and professionals from the areas of photography and video who wish to develop a project or who are looking for alternative ways to approach their process,
  • individuals with a strong interest in the history and criticism of the two media,
  • all those who enjoy looking at photographs and watching movies (on any screen).

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions are closed for this workshop.



PRACTICAL INFORMATION

PROGRAM

Saturday 24 JUN
Lecture 1 (10:00 - 12:00)
Lecture 2 (12:30 - 14:30)
Lunch Break
Screening-debate (16:00 - 19:00)
Afterwards: Guided tour to the exhibition

Sunday 25 JUN
Lecture 3 (10:00 - 12:00)
Lecture 4 (12:30 - 14:30)
Lunch Break
Screening-debate (16:00 - 19:00)

Total duration: 13 hours

Temporality

  1. The Still vs. the Moving Image
  2. Towards an Infinite Film
  3. The Principle of Montage

Narrative

  1. Cinema on Paper (Photobooks)
  2. The Question of Realism
  3. The Essay Film and Photographic Narrative
  4. Towards a theoretical inception of the “photographic” essence in Photography and
  5. Film

The investment for the 2-day workshop will be 70 and €55 for students

The workshop will take place with a minimum of 8 participants.

Selected participants will be expected to pay a non-refundable reservation deposit of half the fee up to 2 days after selected. The second instalment is expected to be paid the week prior to the workshop starts.

16 MAY '17 - Open for applications
22 JUN ‘17 - Deadline for all applications
24 JUN '17 - Workshop begins
25 JUN '17 - Workshop ends


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Into the Void
with
Antoine d'Agata

03 – 08 MAR '17

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Into the Void
with
Antoine d'Agata

03 – 08 MAR '17

Void's first workshop, from 03-08 MAR '17, with Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata.

A photograph is nothing but a lie.
— Antoine d'Agata
 Photograph by Antoine d'Agata, "Cidade de Pedra" (Published by Void , 2016) 

Photograph by Antoine d'Agata, "Cidade de Pedra" (Published by Void , 2016) 

A 6-day workshop with Antoine d’Agata

 

Antoine d’Agata

“Antoine D’Agata is a contentious character in the worlds of photography and art. (...) His work’s brutal and self-destructive content has a habit of upsetting people.” - Vice Magazine
“The work of french photographer Antoine D’Agata examines the fragile, often merciless, spaces between reality and its hegemonic interpretation. Drawn from his own physical immersion into global underworlds of prostitution, drug addiction, and violence, d’Agata’s intimately graphic retrievals are the product of new photo-documentary.” - Flaunt Magazine

 

The Workshop

 Photos by Jens Lyk-Jensen & Sylvia Sachini

Photos by Jens Lyk-Jensen & Sylvia Sachini

“Photography is not a way to look at the world, but a way to live the world, to take position, to be of the world, in such a way that everything stands for something.” - Antoine d’Agata

Antoine d’Agata’s workshops are known to be a life changing experience. His intense practice has a catalytic impact in the understanding of one’s own work.

During the “Into the Void with Antoine d’Agata” workshop in Athens between 3 and 8 of March 2017, 15 participants from 10 different countries, were chosen to spend 6 days working closely with Antoine during the day and taking photographs by night.

Ekaterina Balaban (Russia), Dusana Baltic (Croatia), Magnus Cederlund (Sweden), Alexandre Charro (Brazil), Celine Croze (Morocco), Penny Demertzi (Greece), Hanna Lindgren (Sweden), Jens Lyk-Jensen (Denmark), Argyro Galani (Greece), Justin Ma (Australia), Madalin Marienut (Romania), Georgia Ponirakou (Greece), Danai Simou (Greece), Penelope Thomaidi (Greece), Laima Vainiņa (Latvia)

All of them developed a personal project under his guidance and pushed their photographic and personal limits, reaching a remarkable results.

During the workshop's last evening, a public exhibition of the resulting projects was held at Void together with a book signing of Antoine’s book “Cidade de Pedra” (Void. 2016), with an overwhelming attendance.


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