Remembering the Future
Participation is free of charge.
It is required to:
● register and log in to the festival website
● once logged to the website, fill the google form application by clicking Apply button
Application will be accepted until October 10, 2020.
The festival curators will review all applications and deliver the invitation to the workshop participants via e-mail on October 12th, 2020.
Over the past decade, Memory Institutions; Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums, have been digitising their collections en masse. These vast repositories of images, videos, 3D scans, and associated metadata can now be accessed online and promise to preserve not only the past, but in turn, to safeguard the future of our collective and cultural memory. In digital form, these collections present new possibilities for creative forms of interpretation and expression, giving us the ability to revise prevailing narratives.
The starting point for this workshop is Chris Marker’s short film/photo-roman, La Jetee (1962). This featurette, or short photo novel, La Jetee tells the story of an experiment in time travel taking place following World War III. Using an image burned into his memory, the protagonist is sent from a dystopian future to enter a specific moment in the past. From there, he must attempt to change the course of events leading to the present. Created almost entirely from still images, La Jetee would later inspire Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys (1995).
In the workshop we will use online photographic collections to revisit the past in order to create alternative narratives for the future. We will explore ways to apply a variety of narrative techniques to archival collections using a new open source digital storytelling tool currently being developed by Mnemoscene for the University of St Andrews.This workshop is led by Sophie Dixon & Ed Silverton at Mnemoscene.io.
Mnemoscene dream big and deliver innovative experiences which engage and inspire. Over recent years they have worked on independent and collaborative web-based and immersive cultural heritage projects for clients including St Andrews University, The Science Museum, Royal Pavilion and Museums, The British Library, and Duke University.
We particularly encourage participants who are:
● active in the GLAM sector, in particular educators and curators
● writers and storytellers with an interest in Cultural Heritage
● photographers, photojournalists
● biographers and historians
The workshop is suitable for non-technical participants and will be held in English. Participants will need access to a laptop/PC and Zoom video conferencing.
Number of participants: 15
Duration: 2.5 hours