Workshop by Liam Young: Reimagining the Present, Scenes from a film that doesn't exist

Monday 2 March

Location to be confirmed Liam Young (UK) is an independent designer, futurist, critic and curator and a founder of the think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the consequences of fantastic, perverse and underrated urbanisms. During this one-day workshop the participants will be invited to play on the classic science fiction world-building trope of 'just change one thing'. By changing only one element within the footage of existing environments, the maker can construct a highly compelling and visceral fiction; an exaggerated present or strange and speculative future that is both familiar but at the same time slightly askew. The workshop will start with an introductory discussion of iconic scenes from the history of sci-fi and Young’s own work. The participants will then be invited to bring their own footage and subvert and reimagine it using entry-level CGI, special effects and post-production film and animation techniques.

To participate

This workshop is aimed at artists, curators and cultural practitioners. This workshop requires participants to have a basic knowledge of Photoshop, and to bring their own laptop. Please send a biography and a short motivation outlining why you would like to participate in a specific masterclass/workshop to: masterclass[@]sonicacts[.]com. Deadline for application is Friday 13 February 2015. Attending multiple classes is possible. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. A detailed schedule and more information about how to prepare for the workshop will be sent to participants.


There is a fee of € 35,00 to participate per workshop/masterclass. Catering will be provided. Participants will receive reduced admission to the festival (professional accreditation for € 75,00).

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