Workshop by Liam Young: Reimagining the Present, Scenes from a film that doesn't exist
Monday 2 March
Location to be confirmed Liam Young (UK) is an independent designer, futurist, critic and curator and a founder of the think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the consequences of fantastic, perverse and underrated urbanisms. During this one-day workshop the participants will be invited to play on the classic science fiction world-building trope of 'just change one thing'. By changing only one element within the footage of existing environments, the maker can construct a highly compelling and visceral fiction; an exaggerated present or strange and speculative future that is both familiar but at the same time slightly askew. The workshop will start with an introductory discussion of iconic scenes from the history of sci-fi and Young’s own work. The participants will then be invited to bring their own footage and subvert and reimagine it using entry-level CGI, special effects and post-production film and animation techniques.