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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

How to submit
 

Submission for Photographers
A complete submission by email before 14 APR '18 at contact@tempszero.com

  • Personal information: full name, birth date, address, email & phone
  • Short note explaining past works, ideas and motivation to take part in this workshop one page maximum
  • CV / Bio
  • A selection of 20 pictures maximum / pdf or set of jpg - size 1200 pixels at 72 dpi on largest side
  • Links to personal website or photographic films / slideshow
     

Submission for Sound Artists
A complete submission by email before 14 APR '18 at contact@tempszero.com

  • Personal information: full name, age, address, email & phone
  • Short note explaining past works, ideas and motivation to take part in this workshop
  • CV / Bio
  • A selection of 5 sound works
  • Links to personal website, sound pages, or collective works
     
 Photograph by Stèphane Charpentier

Photograph by Stèphane Charpentier

Practical Information

The investment for the 7-day workshop will be:
€780 for photographers
€680 early bird applications
€380 for sound artists

02-08 JUN '18
Time schedule : everyday from 11am- 8pm
Workshop location: Mavromihali 55 (Exarchia area) Athens, Greece
The workshop will be lead in English.


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
 

Payment

Payment can be made in installments via bank transfer on Temps Zero account or via transferwise.

1st installment:  €350 before 20 APR '18
2nd installment:  the remaining value before 06 MAY '18
 

Terms & Conditions

All participants must bring their own necessary equipment:  laptops, memory sticks, and whatever tools that apply to your creative process as , like cameras, sound cards, tripod, flash, controllers, instruments etc.
We encourage photographers to use digital cameras. Shared speakers and a mixer will be available for the sound artists.

Participants are responsible to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation.  We encourage participants to take accommodation in the areas near of Exarchia (central Athens).
We will provide some recommendations.

The listing of participants will be added to the Temps Zero website, with links to work.
Video documentation from the workshop week & performance will be archived on the Temps Zero website.

Photographers and sound artists accept the inclusion of selected works in the collective publication created by Void. Each participant will receive one copy of this publication, that will be released and sold during the performance night and later online in a limited edition.


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.

 

How to submit


To submit your work, send an email to talkto@void.photo with “Into the Void with Klavdij Sluban” as a subject with a PDF file (5 Mb max.) containing 10-15 images that best represent your body of work.

In the email, include a short C.V. and your reason for wanting to participate in the workshop.

 Photograph by Klavdij Sluban

Photograph by Klavdij Sluban

Practical Information

The investment for the 6-day workshop will be: €650
Special price for under 30 & Greece residents: €500
This price includes: assistance during the workshop and local support from Void team, printed contact sheets &  coffee and snacks during the day.

International participants are encouraged to arrive one day before the workshop begins. It will also be expected to make their own travel arrangements, insurance and find accommodation.

We can advise on finding the accommodation that best suits you.
Important to note that most of the day time will be spent at Void.

All photographers must bring all necessary equipment, like cameras, laptops, memory stick, and whatever tools that apply to your creative process as tripods, flash, etc.
To fit on the flow of the workshop’s shooting and review, this is a digital only course.

Each participant must bring a printed sample of their existing work. 10 to 15 printed photos, small format.

The workshop will be lead in English.


Timeline

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

Terms & Conditions
 

Participants are responsible to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation.
We can inform you about accommodation and food options if needed.

Void reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient participants or reasons beyond our control. In such a case a full and immediate refund will be issued. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given 10 days in advance notice. Void is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.

If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in writing. The date we receive the written notification will be used as the date the student gave his notice to cancel, at which time the following fees will apply:

  • if the participant informs of cancellation at least 6 days before the first day of the workshop, Void will refund all the registration costs except of €350 non refundable deposit.
  • if the participant informs of cancellation less than 5 days before the workshop starts, refunds cannot be issued.
  • Void reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 10 days before the start of the workshop.

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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
with
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
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.