Mermaiding: German Avant-garde Filmmaking and Portland Lore
March 4, 2019 – 4:00-5:30 pm
A Lecture/Workshop on Combining Academic Research and Artistic Filmmaking with:
Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann
Experimental film artists Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann from Cologne, Germany, will present their work with Mermaid activists from Portland, OR and Teenage Vampires from Forks, WA., and talk about the relationship of literature and film and the influence of Folklore and Fantasy. Their work uses documentary imagery, fiction, and found footage to inform the cinematographic presentation of architecture, hyper-staged environments as landscapes of desire.
Students are invited to engage in close dialogue and present their own ideas in working with film as a medium combining research and visual pleasure.