TEARS DO NOT BURN EXCEPT IN SOLITUDE
A 5-Day Photographic Workshop with
Michael Ackerman and Brad Feuerhelm
Athens, GR. November 15-19
Tears do not burn except in solitude from Emil Cioran’s 1934 book On the Heights of Despair, which explores melancholy as a valuable medium to interpret life and as a tool and bulwark against societal and intellectual norms. The Romanian philosopher’s unique position reflects an observation of avoidance and isolation, creating an intriguing dialog between existence and thought.
This workshop will explore creating a world of one’s own through a consistent and stylized manner between the two artists and the participants. It will center on dialog and interpretation of the works of the artists, but also historical examples. The dialog will enhance existing strategies and focus on reducing one’s images into a congruous set of values. Participants will be expected to shoot while in Athens but may add previous bodies of work so long as they fit the reconcilable working paradigm.
Participants are encouraged to shoot digitally even if they are making work in analog. Two cameras or a decent phone camera should be considered as a backup to film. This is to ensure fast turnaround times for review. Analog development is possible at local labs, but participants are encouraged to think ahead about delays, etc.
Price 550 Euros +VAT (Book Before October 3)
Price 650 Euros + VAT (After October 1)
Price 700 Euros + VAT (After October 21)
-Yoshi Kametani and Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris will assist in this workshop.
- A limited number of discounted scholarships are available
Michael Ackerman. American. Born in 1967 in Tel Aviv. Lives in Berlin. Since his first exhibition, in 1999, Michael Ackerman has made his mark by bringing a new, radical and unique approach. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books such as End Time City, Half Life, Fiction, and Epilogue. His work explores an introspective and visceral dialog with the world where moments extend beyond the frame in their dissolve and ephemeral tracing.
Brad Feuerhelm. American. Lives in Slovakia. He is the author of seven books including Goodbye America, Soft Touch, Dein Kampf, and Mondo Decay. Feuerhelm’s work resists ideological form and posits observation towards the slow decay of capital forms. He is the director of American Suburb X, Nearest Truth Podcast, and Nearest Truth Workshops