12.03.15 - 16.03.15

Vice Versa Portraits


Internationally awarded film maker and professor Michael Brynntrup will come to Athens with a group of film students from the Braunschweig University of Art, Gemany. The workshop is based on collaboration in a 2-person-team. Each workshop participant will be working with an unknown person of the other university. By being limited to visual expression only, the participants will have to develop a strong visual language and narration. The workshop’s aim is the production of one silent moving images portrait by each participant.

The results will be publicly presented with live soundtracks on March 16th, 19:00, along with a premiere of “CheUn Dalou”, a collective film response to Buñuel’s silent surrealist classic “Un Chien Andalou” from 1929.

The workshop is part of the activities by the Berlin-based network for contemporary silent film Moving Silence in Athens 2015. In the events the open platform wants to reconnect with the poetic qualities of the origin of cinema by introducing new aesthetics and technologies to an art form that has been kept silent for a long time. This year’s focus is on the topic of portraits in silent film.

The workshop is open to students of the Athens School of Fine Arts.
Due to a limited number of participants please send and application via email at

Participants will need to bring:

• an own image recording device (digital video or photo camera, mobile phones with a camera mode, DSLR, etc.)

• the ability to edit the video footage into a film clip

• an editing device such as a laptop or tablet


Michael Brynntrup (b.1959 / Germany). Studied in Freiburg, Rome and Berlin. Master degree Fine Arts in 1991. Elektrography, Copyart, Photography, FilmVideo, Netart and Video-Installations. Numerous international exhibitions and film / media art awards. Since 2006 Professor for FilmVideo at Braunschweig University of Art. – The artist lives and works.


The workshop is supported by the DAAD, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK), Fördererkreis of the HBK Braunschweig, Bürgerstiftung Braunschweig, Goethe-Institut Athens and Moving Silence.

Michael Brynntrup