Open call for the first workshop at WOLF!
“What is a spiritual cinema? How can cinema integrate narrative with poetry? How do we create work that affects both our conscious and our subconscious?”
Josephine Decker is a film director, performance artist and musician. Her fiction films BUTTER ON THE LATCH (“teeming, roiling energy… marvels of image and imagination” -- The New Yorker) and THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY (“the unholy marriage of Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch” -- Indiewire) are inspiring examples of how narrative and poetry can collide explosively and successfully. Unafraid to explore, always full of curiosity, Josephine Decker has hosted a range of high profile workshops (such as with The School of Making Thinking) & has researched extensively in the field of the un- and subconscious. For more see below*.
In the frame of Wolf Edition #1: Future Cinema, Josephine Decker will explore in a 3-day-workshop “Towards a Spiritual Cinema” ways to integrate the non-verbal, discovered image with narrative storytelling. The participants will work on scenes from plays while addressing movement and sound explorations from Anne Bogart's Viewpoints, Butoh, dance, primitive voice techniques, as well as readings from Stanislavski and performance artist Matthew Goulish.
The workshop will take place one day a week, for 3 hours, during 3 consecutive weeks on the 25.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 and it will be in English.
Thanks to the kind support of Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten / Spartenübergreifende Förderung künstlerischer und kultureller Projekte we can offer you an admission fee of 50€.
Workshop dates and times:
25.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 - each day at 12 pm.
If you want to take part, please send us a mail telling us about you and why you’d like to participate:
We hope you understand that there is a limited number of places and we won’t be able to include everyone. But there will be many other workshops to come!
Supported by Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten / Spartenübergreifende Förderung künstlerischer und kultureller Projekte
JOSEPHINE DECKER said to be ushering in a “new grammar of narrative” by The New Yorker, Josephine Decker aims to spark curiosity and wonder in audiences. Part of Time Warner's 150 incubator, a recent alum of the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Lab and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Josephine Decker premiered her first two narrative features at the Berlinale Forum 2014 to rave reviews. The films were listed #2 and #10 on The New Yorker’s Top Ten List of 2014, played about a hundred festivals around the world (including Torino, London BFI, BAM Cinemafest), won Sarasota Film Festival’s Independent Visions Award, Tangerine Entertainment’s prize for a rising female director and many other awards. Josephine recently developed video content for the Museum of the City of New York's new Future of the City Lab, has directed content for United Way and other non-profits, and helped to produce documentaries for A&E and Discovery before moving into indie film with her feature documentary Bi The Way (SXSW, MTV’s Logo and Netflix). Her adaptation of a dancer’s dream – in which she explored formerly incarcerated individuals’ surreal first days out of prison (part of collective: unconscious) -- premiered in Narrative Feature Competition at SXSW 2016 and has received over 500,000 views as part of its innovative free release on BitTorrent and Vimeo.
Her third narrative feature, starring Molly Parker and Miranda July, is currently in post-production, and this fall, she incubated a dance-theater-film hybrid at Princeton University with butoh choreographer Vangeline.