EMAP#EMARE | The Siren’s Dream by Aleksandra Niemczyk in residence at BANDITS-MAGES

EMAP#EMARE | The Siren’s Dream by Aleksandra Niemczyk in residence at BANDITS-MAGES

From September to October 2018, BANDITS-MAGES receives in residence the artist Aleksandra Niemczyk, painter and filmmaker, at Haidouc in Bourges, as part of the EMAP program (European Media Art Platform). Her residency will focus on the production of an experimental film and will also lead to an installation at the Bandits-Mages 2018 Encounters at the Château d’Eau – Bourges Art Castle.

The film project The Siren’s Dream reinterprets the visions of surreal female artists in an inventive “home-made” scenography. The Siren’s Dream, brings us to experience the creation of an artificial and unusual world.

Call for internship for an experimental film production project: “The Siren’s Dream”.

This film project re-imagines the visions of female surreal artists with imaginative “hand made” costumes, masks, and scenography. We are looking for interns interested in film and sound experimentation, scenography/set creating. Manual skills and imagination: most wanted!

We offer experience in creating an unusual artificial world and daily inspiration like film screenings.

We need trainees and / or volunteers over the following periods:

september 10 – 30  :
Experimentation film-sound and creation of scenery.
october 1 – 21 :
Sound work, light and camera tests.
october 22 octobre – novembe 1 : Shooting
– Camera Assistant-e
– Sound recording
– Lights
– Accessories
– Realization of a making-of
– Production Assistant-e

It is possible to participate in all periods.

Aleksandra Niemczyk :

Aleksandra Niemczyk holds a Master of Fine Arts (Painting and Lithography) and also a Master degree in Film Directing. This merging of her interests often results in interdisciplinary arts and moving image projects.

Niemczyk is a multimedia artist and filmmaker but her roots are in Fine Arts, painting and lithography. Image is her first tool of narration. Sometimes the logic of the plot dissolves into the image to re-appear as a thin line expressing a feeling, a meaning, before the linear narration emerges.

She was a student of Béla Tarr as part of the first generation of MA’s graduating from his ‘film.factory’ academy in Sarajevo, studying under internationally-respected filmmakers such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Khavn De La Cruz, Agnieszka Holland, Lav Diaz, Pedro Costa, Gus Van Sant, Quay brothers, James Benning, Thierry Garrel, Boris Lehman, Cristian Mungiu, Carlos Reygadas and Guy Maddin.

Aleksandra was invited to develop, execute and exhibit her projects to several artist residencies like Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo Japan 2016, Hole Artcenter Artist Residency Norway 2013-2015, Høyanger Artist Residency Norway 2016, Zadar Snova International Festival of Contemporary Theater 2017, Artist Residency EMAN/EMARE in collaboration with Graeme Cole at Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France 2017.

For more information contact Olivia EARLE at +33 (0)2 48 50 42 47