Photo Cairo 6 Workshop Series: Strategies of Conveyance By: Kerstin Schroedinger
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May 23–25, 2016
Organized by: Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
Venue: Contemporary Image Collective (CIC)
Address: 3rd and 4th Floor, 22 Abd al-Khaliq Tharwat St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt

CIC announces the first in a series of workshops leading up to the next issue of the PhotoCairo festival. Scheduled to take place in early 2017, the festival is dedicated to the theme of “(in)visibility”. Through the workshops running up to the festival we would like to engage a wider circle of participants, particularly younger artists, photographers, filmmakers, writers and other related practitioners. We intend the workshops to be sites for co-learning and knowledge exchange and through them participants will have the opportunity to develop contributions to the festival.

Workshop #1
Strategies of Conveyance
Kerstin Schroedinger

The workshop will take place in 3 sessions:
First session: 23rd - 25th of May 2016, 6-9 pm
Session 2 and 3 will take place in September 2016 and January 2017. Participants need to be able to attend all sessions of the workshop.
Language: English. Translation to Arabic provided.
The workshop is free of charge

The workshop series Strategies of Conveyance is conceived as a material-based study group with the aim of producing a collective film. Each of the three sessions will focus on an element of film, such as sound, movement, colour or montage. The workshop intends to reveal and deconstruct practices of visibility in film so that we could shift perspective to elements of the moving image that are not (just) working on a representational level. Through this change of perspective we aim to find forms of filmmaking that challenge attitudes to image making as making visible and destabilise the dominance of the visual within the moving image. In the process of the workshops we will critically discuss images and try to take them “apart” in order to open up the possibility for other elements of film to form new relations.

This series of workshops takes an experimental approach to working with film and video. It will build upon mutual knowledge exchange and collaboration between people working in fields related to filmmaking and artists’ film and video. Throughout the series of workshops we will produce a collective film based on the contributions of the participants and present it in the context of the festival.

How to Apply
1. Fill out the application form at

2. Participants should be prepared to send a short video, images, sound or a text that reflect the role or presence of “colour in film”. For example the short samples can address questions such as: How can colour contribute to forms of invisibility? What does colour reveal within the film image?

3. Send the supplementary samples either as an attachment to or through a link. Maximum file size for the attachment is 5MB. Please, send download links for larger files.

Please also note that applicants need to be able to attend all parts of the workshop.

Please send your application by the 17th of May 2016.

Kerstin Schroedinger is an artist working with video, sound and text. Her historiographic practice questions the means of film production, historical continuities and ideological certainties of representation. Her films and curatorial practice are often collaborative.

Recent films include Fugue (Film, 2015), as well as Rainbow's Gravity (Video, 2014), Red, she said (Video, 2011) both with Mareike Bernien. Her work has been shown at MIT List Visual Arts Center Boston (2016), FMAC Mediathèque Genve (2016), The School of Kyiv – 2nd Kiev Biennale 2015, Forum Expanded of Berlinale, Short ٍFilm Festival Oberhausen, International Film Festival Toronto. Schroedinger studied Visual Communication/Media at the University of Arts Hamburg and Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College London. She currently lives in Zurich.  

The PhotoCairo6 workshop series and research are realised in collaboration with The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), Goethe-Institut Kairo and the Institut Francais Egypte.