Baltic Analog Lab announces an open call for a week-long Summer school and a film-labs meeting for filmmakers and artists working with extended cinematic art. The school will happen in Rucka artist residency and a manor house in Cēsis, Latvia from August 8-14, 2022 hosting 45 guests from all around Europe.
The aim of this summer school is to unite professionals as well as beginners working in the field of extended cinematic art. BAL provides a space for research, creation, presentation as well as networking which is crucial for those working in artist-run film labs. Together with members of the SPECTRAL project, BAL will organise workshops and lectures focusing on the creation of extended cinematic works. The results will be presented in natural environment of Cesis municipality – Gauja National Park and Cesis city by the end of the week.
The school is organized by the artist-run film lab Baltic Analog Lab (BAL) and funded by the Creative Europe project “SPECTRAL'' uniting six artist-run film labs from Europe - WORM.Filmwerkplaats (Rotterdam, NL), Mire (Nantes, FR), Baltic Analog Lab (Riga, LV), LaborBerlin (Berlin, DE) Crater Lab (Barcelona, ES), Laia (Porto,PT). The project will have an emphasis on expanded analogue film art and focuses on the creation, presentation and circulation of extended cinematic art projects (E.C.A.). Over the next 4 years there will be various events organized by SPECTRAL team members bringing up the discourse of E.C.A. practice and its place in contemporary film art.