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 third lecture in this series is held by Eliane Esther Bots on 8 December 2022.
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'Practices of interaction - from screen to stage and page'
Eliane Bots will share the diverse outcomes of her research project into the position of three interpreters working at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Next to the film ‘In Flow of Words’ and the performance ‘The Channel’, she is now finalizing the publication ‘The daughters, the interpreters and the family’ and initiating a podcast series.
Eliane will share fragments of these different outcomes and connect this to her broader research into the way people construct and tell stories to make sense of the world and give meaning to life. She focuses on the way people narrate a disruptive event or conflict in their lives. What do people tell and how do they narrate this? What narrative position does someone have? How does a narrative affect the one who tells and the one who listens to it?
Alma Imamovic, one of the collaborating interpreters, will join Eliane for this presentation.
Eliane Esther Bots (1986, NL) graduated at the University of the Arts Utrecht (NL) and the Master of Film at The Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam (NL). Her films have been screened at festivals such as IDFA Amsterdam (NL), Locarno Film Festival (IT), Berlinale (DE), Cinema du Reel, Paris (FR), DOC NYC (USA), International short film festival Oberhausen (DE), Go Short, Nijmegen (NL), Glasgow Short Film Festival (UK), Kassel Dokfest (DE). Her latest film ‘In Flow of Words’ won several awards, among which the Pardi di Domani Best Director - BONALUMI Engineering award at the Locarno Film Festival and a Gouden Kalf for best short documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the European Film Awards.
Eliane Bots currently works as a lecturer Moving Image at the University of the Arts in Utrecht (NL) and has been lecturing at other art universities such as The Netherlands Film Academy and ArtEZ Zwolle.