Spazio Labo’ | Photograpy, Strada Maggiore 29 40125, Bologna, tel. 3515074890

Online Course – Circumferences of Self

CIRCUMFERENCES OF SELF

ONLINE COURSE
WITH RICHARD RENALDI

FROM APRIL 8TH, 2021

THE COURSE

The term “social distance” is a part of speech called a mass noun: a noun that cannot be counted, and that has no plural form, such as health, advice, and air, this now commonly used term was handed down to us at the beginning of the pandemic, causing so much contradiction that we hardly knew what to do with it. Much of the world has struggled to understand and revalue our interactions with one another, often having to go against our nature as social beings. It was left up to us to assess how to engage with others safely and comfortably and to establish the new measurements of our close circles, our “Circumferences of Self’.

In this class, we will study photography in the context of our new forms of interaction, using images as a creative force to express our concerns and interests, and as a tool to understand the fluctuating radius of our social circumstances and the new normal.

Students will create bodies of work that will focus on themselves and the people with which they feel comfortable being around and to whom they have safe access. Close circles of photographic subjects may include family, coworkers, friends, and neighbors. Students may as well create self-portraits, still life, landscape, or conceptual photographs that speak about their particular point of view.

Participants will be given weekly assignments and will complete a separate portfolio for a final critique.

TOPICS

  • How to engage with others safely and comfortably
  • How to deal with the new forms of social interaction
  • Self portraiture
  • Construction and aesthetics of engaging portraits
  • The figure/background relationship
  • The uses of creative perspectives
  • The decisive acuity for spontaneous portraiture
  • Making, editing and sequencing a portfolio

TEACHER

Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received a BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin. Five monographs of his work have been published, including Richard Renaldi: Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006); Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, 2009); Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014); Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016); I Want Your Love (Super Labo, 2018). He was the recipient of a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

More info on renaldi.com

and on Instagram @renaldiphotos

©Richard Renaldi.

WHEREVER, ONLINE

You are welcome to join our online classes from wherever you are based or connecting from – home, studio, train, beach. You just need a good internet connection and a computer (but also your tablet or smartphone will be fine).

DO NOT MISS ANYTHING

All the classes will be recorded to be available for the participants for the whole week, online until the next class: you will not miss your terrific appointments: the Spritz with your best friend, the table-tennis tournament, the book-launch of your favourite writer.

SHARING IS COOL

You might have homework to do and you will be able to share them with the teacher and the whole group into an online private folder where all the tips and resources will be uploaded to make together with you the path of this course.

PLEASE, SEND HELP

Our support team dedicated to technical and management assistance for online activities will be available to students and teachers to make the remote teaching experience as fluid and organic as possible, both from a technical and organizational point of view.

FROM APRIL 8th, 2021

5 CLASSES

15 HOURS OVERALL

THURSDAYS, 6,30 pm – 9,30 pm

ENGLISH

235€ / 250€

AM I THE IDEAL PARTICIPANT OF THIS COURSE?

Yes, if you are a photography student, a young professional in photography or very passionate about photography strongly willing to learn a strong emphasis on environmental portraiture and the making of photographic portraits (primarily but not limited to strangers)

If you still have doubts please feel free to contact us at info@spaziolabo.it | +39 3283383634 | +39 3394534132.

SCHEDULE

The course has a total duration of 15 hours which will all take place online.

Class 1 – Thursday, April 8th, 2021 – from 6,30 PM to 9,30 PM (CET)

Class 2 – Thursday, April 15th, 2021 – from 6,30 PM to 9,30 PM (CET)

Class 3 – Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 – from 6,30 PM to 9,30 PM (CET)

Class 4 – Thursday, April 29th, 2021 – from 6,30 PM to 9,30 PM (CET)

Class 5 – Thursday, May 6th, 2021 – from 6,30 PM to 9,30 PM (CET)

CERTIFICATE

A certificate of participation will be released to each participant at the end of the course.

PARTICIPANTS

Admission to the course is open to everyone until the maximum number of participants is reached: 15.
Minimum number of participants: 10

FEE AND ENROLLMENT

If you enroll by February 25th, 2021, the Early Bird price is 235€. Afterwards, the participation fee will be 250€ (full price).

If you wish to participate, please send an email to info@spaziolabo.it.

Participation in the online course is reserved to Spazio Labo’ members (2021 membership fee is 15 €).

Further info: info@spaziolabo.it – (0039) 328 3383634.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY

It is possible to obtain a full refund of the registration fee paid by submitting a cancellation in person, by email or by telephone within 5 days from the start of the course. For cancellations received after this period, the reimbursement of the registration fee is provided, less a deduction of 50 euros for administrative expenses. There is no refund for cancellations received after the course has begun.

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