Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018, the master class Moving Image will be held in Riga Art Space on May 12th and 13th.
The two-day creative workshop with photo artist Vika Eksta is intended for young art enthusiasts, especially those who are interested in photography and media art. During the workshop young people will have the opportunity to test their creative talents in animating photography in the currently popular GIF format.
Participants will acquire a theoretical and practical overview of the history, styles and process of making animated images and photography, with particular attention devoted to the creation of narrative with the help of a moving image. The final part of the workshop will provide the opportunity to create individual moving images and learn about the technical formats for exhibiting such works in real as well as virtual space. The workshop will also offer a chance to learn much that is new about the history of photography and current trends in contemporary art.
Photographer and photo artist Vika Eksta began experimenting with animated photography in 2015, intensively researching, creating and exhibiting such images ever since. Animated photography made in GIF has entered the world of art over the last few years and increasingly regularly appears in exhibitions of visual art in different countries. Vika Eksta has exhibited her animated photographs in exhibition spaces (Riga Art Space during the Riga Photography Biennial, at the Circulations Festival in Paris, Biennale Fashion and Style Photography in Moscow) and she has also created a large online exhibition Snakes and Ladders in collaboration with curator Paola Paleari, Riga Photography Biennial (the exhibition can be viewed online: www.anmgallery.com/snakes-and-ladders/).
Riga Photography Biennial, an international contemporary art event, will take place from 5 April in Riga, Liepāja, Cēsis, Daugavpils and Tartu (Estonia) as part of a wider programme celebrating the centenary of the Republic of Latvia, offering a varied programme of exhibitions, performances, symposium, discussions and masterclasses.
The theme of this year’s Biennial is self-awareness – who we are and who we chose to become in times when social, political and cultural dynamics afford us continuous and new transformation opportunities. The title of the Biennial ‘I Like Your Face’ using face as a metaphor highlights the complex processes involved in the formation of identity and meaning.
Many thanks to master class supporters and partners: State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, Education, Culture and Sports Department of Riga City Council, AS “Antalis”, Lux Express, arterritory.com, lsm.lv, Latvijas Radio 1, Radio NABA, magazine Ir, Punctum, Satori.
Curator: Elīna Ķempele (LV)
Image: Vika Eksta. Portal, 2015
For information regarding event accessibility for people with disabilities contact the event organiser.