Delve into your personal archives and learn how to use visual storytelling skills in the creation of your own short film. Taking inspiration from filmmaker Garrett Bradley’s America (2019)—which reimagines scenes of Black history and life lost within the 70% of all feature-length films made in the US between 1912 and 1929 that no longer exist (according to the Library of Congress)—participants are invited to remember what they have lost—places, people, emotions, histories—and transform them into images that can live on into the future. Participants will practice close looking, and sequencing to illustrate the process of creating visual meaning. Workshop participants will have the chance to submit a short film to be screened at a live program with Garrett Bradley.
Register now for the session on January 23, Noon–3:00 p.m. EST.
Register now for the session on February 6, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EST.
This program is part of the Memories for the Future, a program series in conjunction with Projects: Garrett Bradley. Memories for the Future invites audiences to create short films that remember the places, people, and histories they have lost or left behind. Taking inspiration from filmmaker Garrett Bradley’s interest in repairing archival absences, Memories for the Future considers how sound and moving image can evoke personal memories to transform collective history. This series of workshops is facilitated by filmmakers, sound artists, and other visual storytellers to illustrate how to use the filmmaking and scoring techniques and are supported by digital guides that offer additional tools and resources to support audiences in creating short films. To explore other workshops and digital resources, visit here.
This program series is presented in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Jeannette Rodríguez Píneda is a Dominican-American mixed media artist and educator using antiquarian emulsion based processes as a means of remembering soils called home. They have an intergenerational teaching practice that spans across the 5 boroughs and co-authored ‘The Teaching Artist Companion to Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change.’
Jazmin Jones is a visual storyteller, collective organizer, photographer, filmmaker, producer, and curator. Jones is New York based, Bay Area raised, and a cofounding member of BUFU: By Us For Us, a project-based collective interested in building solidarity among Us.
This session will be held virtually through Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. Participants are encouraged to use a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a camera and Internet access, if possible. Participants will receive details for how to join the meeting 24 hours before the program begins.
This session will be live-captioned. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available upon request with two weeks’ advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than two weeks’ notice. For more information on accessibility at MoMA, please visit moma.org/access. For accessibility questions or accommodation requests, please email [email protected] or call (212) 708-9781.
This program will be recorded.
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Generous support for Adult and Academic Programs is provided by the Agnes Gund Education Endowment Fund for Public Programs, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs, and the Jeanne Thayer Young Scholars Fund. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.