This is a film still from THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (1972)

NOW BOOKING: Fassbinder B2B Greenaway – Active spectatorship screening & workshop

Goldsmiths final year student Agáta Hošnová invites you to take part in an online experiment to spark creativity in your online streams (20 to 29 APR).

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Bored of your streaming platforms with only an algorithm for company? It’s time to try something (completely) different… Third year BA Curating student Agáta Hošnová invites you to dive deeper into the streams with a series of two FREE screening events each followed by a participatory workshop and reflection session.

The event is called Spectactive (active spectatorship) Intermedia Film Screening + Workshop and takes place from 20 to 29 APR over four linked online sessions. As Agáta explains it:

“The event aims to highlight the idea of an ‘active spectatorship’, as opposed to the tradition of watching films passively.”

The films on offer are two perennial classics of the arthouse, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (1972) and Peter Greenaway’s THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER (1989). Chosen to be full of rich material to respond to, Agata hopes the workshops will give viewers a chance to connect and create through the four screenings and workshop sessions. Everything breaks down as follows:

Signing up gets you the links to the events and further details of guest speakers and creative activities you can consider while watching. Your creative responses – to be shared in the participatory sessions – can be anything, from writing your own poems or stories to simply selecting an object or item of clothing that connects to your viewing experience. No artistic skills required!

All sessions are FREE and you’re encouraged to book for the whole bunch to get the most out of the experience (just don’t forget to cancel your slot if you can’t make it…). We say, take the plunge! It certainly brings more party to the stream than a(nother…) cold night home alone on Netflix…

We’ll give Agáta the final words:

“The main goal of this experiment is to nurture our spectatorship habits beyond the mere act of watching films, to share our creativity with others in a non-judgmental, non-competitive and community-focused way and to intersectionally enhance our sensitivity towards films.”

Spectactive (Active Spectatorship) – Intermedia Film Screening + Workshop presented by Agáta Hošnová is booking now on eventbrite (20 to 29 APR). You can find out more about the event on Facebook and Instagram.




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