filmmaking as a collective approach to dreaming and learning

»filmmaking as a collective approach to dreaming and learning« with Marit Östberg

Date: 03/03/2021

3 March 2021, 12:00-14:00
+ 4 March 2021, 12:00-14:00
Workshop with Marit Östberg

During the 12 years that Marit Östberg has produced and directed films, she’s been captivated by the collective challenges that filmmaking offers.

In this online workshop the possibilities and limitations in relation to togetherness, trust and hierarchies in film productions will be investigated. How do your film productions mirror your idea of how a society should be structured? Is something possible to realize from your idea of your dream society? How is that possible? What is not possible to mirror from your idea of the ideal world? Why not? How do you relate to and learn from mistakes, misunderstandings, conflicts and failures? How can you work preventatively to create safer spaces?

Participants are invited to work through these questions through talking, feeling and practical writing exercises, and possibly a small image-making exercise.

Marit Östberg is a film maker who makes queer feminist porn, music videos and creates experimental moving images. Her films and images have been shown at various festivals all over the world, including London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Berlin, Mexico City, New York, Sarajevo a.o.. In her films she experiments with different ways of portraying queer intimacy and sexualities. She sees porn as a creative way of working with sexual politics and expand the possibilities of being in our bodies through queer representations. She is interested in how relationships and bounds are formed within queer communities and film productions, and the (im)possibilites to create safe(r) spaces. Östberg has a background as a writer, journalist and activist.