December 6-7, I will be conducting a two-day workshop on documentary as socially engaged art at Union Docs collective in Brooklyn, NY. Event website is here. Other guest artists include the filmmaker Alix Lambert (The Mark of Cain, Mentor) and a New York based artist and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten (The Impossible Image, with Richard Mosse). This new weekend intensive wrestles with the thorny question of how to craft artistic representations that are formally inventive but also socially relevant and usefully engaged with the individuals or communities documented in the work. Read more
I am presenting at the i-Docs 2011, panel on archives, collective memory and database documentary. i-Docs is the first international lab/symposium dedicated solely to the rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary – a day-long event to showcase recent projects and discuss the artistic, economic and political implications of new forms of factual representation. It takes place March 25th at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol, UK.