The Mesh

Egyptian filmmaker Mark Lotfy and Swiss artist Peter Aerschmann present a series of lectures about the history of video art and its development, conception of works and some filming techniques. After that participants produce their own work while gaining conceptual feedback and discussing production limits and opportunities. The workshop took place between 16 March and 16 April 2016, and was organized with the support of Prohelvetia.

Participants were encouraged to re-think preconceived notions of image and sound in order to discover each their own approach to audiovisual as a language. Theoretical seminars took place and practical exercises were assigned to ten participants, who were encouraged to question the now blurred line between cinema and visual art, and have taken on the challenge of production under Lotfy’s mentorship.