Virtual Artist film workshop led by Gareth Evans (UK) and Andrea Luka Zimmerman (UK)

Kai Art Center hosts a virtual workshop led by the film producer Gareth Evans and filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman on December 7th and 8th, 2020. The 2-day long workshop Navigation and Situation – Making and Showing Outside the Frame touches upon various challenges that artists and independent film-makers face. The workshop will be held in Zoom, on both days between 2.30pm and 6pm (Estonian time). The workshop includes 3 films, which are to be watched independently by the participants. The films are available online between Saturday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 8th.


Artists and independent film-makers often use various forms of expression and are required to occupy multiple identities at the same time, moving in their work creatively and practically between funded / unfunded, documentary / fiction, personal / collective, local / international, the aesthetic and the committed. Issues of scale, intention, location and expectation can also shape the realisation of a work. Artists need to be producers and promoters as well as writers and makers. Collaboration at all stages is often both necessary and also desirable. Navigating a changing cultural, economic and institutional landscape within one’s own city or country, as well as globally, requires a flexibility of approach, and an ability to think and act imaginatively.


This 2-day workshop – alongside three films included – will examine some of the strategies that might prove helpful in engaging with the above challenges in both the film and art arenas, the gallery, cinema and ‘found’ spaces. From working with communities and building support ‘in kind’ to finding one’s way through both social and artistic funding opportunities, and considering how to build integrity of purpose and outcome into the whole process of production, circulation and exhibition, the workshop will reference both specific films and propose generally applicable approaches to the making of work in an image-saturated environment. It will propose a modesty in resource, but always defend a vastness in ambition.


The workshop is accompanied by three films: Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s Taskafa, Stories of the Street and Here For Life and Patience (After Sebald) produced by Gareth Evans.


The workshop is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.


Gareth Evans is a London-based writer, editor, film and event producer and Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image Curator. He is co-curator of Porto’s Forum of the Future, Cinema Qamar in Jordan, Estuary, Flipside and First Light Festivals, Swedenborg Film Festival and Whitstable Biennale. He produced the essay film Patience (After Sebald) by Grant Gee and has executive-produced the feature-length artists’ works Erase and Forget (Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Berlinale Panorama 2017), World Without End (Jem Cohen); Unseen (Dryden Goodwin); By Our Selves (Andrew Kotting) and In Time: an Archive Life (Lasse Johansson).


Andrea Luka Zimmerman‘s work is concerned with marginalisation, co-existence, waywardness, social justice and a search for radicalised re-relations, between people, place, ecology. Her feature length films include the Artangel produced Here for Life (2019), Erase and Forget (2017),  Estate, a Reverie (2015) and Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013). Selected exhibitions include Civil Rites, the London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, Common Ground at Spike Island, Bristol and Real Estates at Peer Gallery. She co-founded the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine.


Practical information


The workshop is held in Zoom. A link to join the workshop alongside with access to films will be sent to you before the workshop.

Time: Monday, December 7th and Tuesday, December 8th, on both days between 2.30pm and 6pm (Estonian time). The films are available online between Saturday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 8th.

Participation fee: 20€

More info: seminar coordinator Len Murusalu


Registration is open until December 3rd, 2020.