Public Lecture 'The when and why of workshops' by Jyoti Mistry (Research Group)

donderdag 15 december 2022, 19:30 - 21:00 uur
Nederlandse Filmacademie
Markenplein 1
1011 MV Amsterdam

In the context of The Greenhouse initiative, the Research Group of the Film Academy is organising a series of four public lectures dealing with artistic or practice-based research. The four lectures deal with the different steps in the process of artistic research. The fourth and last lecture in this series is held by Jyoti Mistry on 15 December 2022.


The when and why of workshops.

A workshop (noun) is a space for making things, for building and/or for repairing – it implies tools with rules: rule-making and rule-breaking for safe and innovative production. A workshop (verb) is a place when people meet to engage intensively in discussion, to share ideas, engage in collaborative activity through facilitated dialogue and mediated processes. The vision and design of the workshop makes it possible to participate in exploration and experimentation and to contribute to broadening ideas and towards widening the scope of artistic practices often outside of their disciplinary paradigms.

This talk describes three distinct workshops undertaken by Jyoti Mistry to explore (1) dance (2) sound (3) editing – each to review and revise methodological relations to filmmaking and its production processes. The talk will propose how methods explored in workshop design can revise and expand artistic research practices– and not just in film.

Jyoti Mistry is Professor of Film at HDK-Valand
at University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She has made critically acclaimed films and installation work
s that have screened at numerous international film festivals, museums and galleries.  She has published extensively on artistic research in film and decolonial processes in artistic practices. In 2016, she was recipient of the Cilect (Association of International Film Schools), Teaching Award in recognition for innovation in film research and pedagogy.  She has facilitated several workshops on various topics ranging from curriculum development, visual methodologies, dance to documentary methods. Currently, she is editor in chief of PARSE (Platform of Artistic Research in Sweden).