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

Workshop Experimental Film and Video Art with Silvia Martes
On March 7, the workshop “Experimental video art” will start at Ateliers'89 with the prize-winning artist Silvia Martes.
It will be an accessible workshop, because according to Silvia anyone can make a film. Basically you only need a camera to make a movie. And the quality/resolution is not the most important. So it can even be the camera on your mobile phone. What matters most is what story you want to tell.
In this workshop all facets of making an experimental film-making are 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.
Silvia Martes (Eindhoven, 1985) studied from September 2009 to July 2013 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (Bachelor Fine Arts, Audiovisual) and then from January 2019 to May 2021 at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam. Recently Silvia Martes taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
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.