Sylvia Martes
7 March 2022 - 31 March 2022
18:30 - 21:30

Workshop Experimental Film and Video Art with Silvia Martes
Workshop Participants:
- Aldrich Kelly
- Kathleen Daliva
- Alexis R. Dirksz
- Rodrigo Michelangelo
- Sebastian Torres
- Sandra Pena
- Bruce Stamper
- Adriano Nanof
In this workshop all facets of making an experimental film-making were discussed. We start by creating a script based on what you want to say. Step by step we will make videos together up to and including the editing. Along the way we look, for example, at how we can use light, what kind of decors are needed and how we can add sound with simple means. In this way everyone makes their own personal experimental film and we end with a presentation of all the video works of the participants.
BTS VIDEO FILM WORKSHOP of the 'Experimental Film & Video-Art' workshop titled 'EQUIVOCAL' given by video-artist Silvia Martes at Ateliers '89 in Aruba in March 2022.
Silvia Martes (Eindhoven, 1985) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (Bachelor Fine Arts, Audiovisual) and at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam. Recently Silvia Martes taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy 2022.
Martes was one of the four nominees for the Prix de Rome 2021 and her work was shown in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In the same year Silvia won the Theodora Niemeijer Prize of the Van Abbe Museum.
Silvia Martes' films are related to the science fiction genre. Her work is characterized by non-linear storylines and pseudo-fiction. By playing with facts and scientific truths, the storylines become disconnected from reality and thus elusive. Her short films often have their origin in autobiographical experiences or are inspired by collective human behaviour. The storylines arise during a process which Martes builds the sets, conducts the camera, acts, directs and edit.