Calabria‘Love and Crime. Basta!’
Late August 2013
This summer, Love&Crime.Basta! is heading South. From the Côte d'Azur to the Calabrian coast, we leave the modernist concrete labyrinth of the Villa Arson to settle in an empty cinema hanging over a cliff. Our cameras and sensibilities will focus on the theatre which will be both our shelter and the anchor for our explorations. Untouched since the early 90s and now threatened by tourism, we are going to distill the essence of the place and reflect upon another raison d'être. The course offers students an opportunity to work in a peaceful and stimulating environment with material and critique at hand : a place to develop a language, to depict thoughts, observations and desires, produce a final visual piece of work, whether documentary or personal. Applicants will submit a possible brief for an intentional approach that will be discussed and adjusted before the beginning of the course. While on site, we will welcome a set of guest lectures and initiate workshops to ground and excite our imagination and productions. Pascal Schöning, the master of Cinematic Architecture, has already confirmed his presence and Octave Perrault is the head tutor and the man on the set. As always: dedication ut strenuus.