On & For Production is an initiative committed to addressing the specific conditions, requirements and discourse surrounding the production of artists’ film in both practical and conceptual terms.

Taking three works by Beatrice Gibson, Eleni Kamma and An van Dienderen as case studies, the artists and their producers will go through the various stages, challenges and collaborations that their film productions went through. The session, including the screening of the three short films, is intended to develop as a horizontal conversation in which the speakers and the audience will get a chance to share concerns, strategies as well as available and lacking means when it comes to making a film happen.

Programme / case studies:

Yar Bana Bir Eğlence: Notes On Parrhesia - Eleni Kamma (2015, color, sound, 37’24’’). Presented and discussed by the artist and Katrien Reist (Producer Jubilee).

During her residency in Istanbul in 2013, Kamma witnessed the civil protests in Taksim Gezi Park. It struck her that a clear link could be made between the way in which the public space is currently taking a new shape and how it did so in the Ottoman era: through ‘parrhesia’ and political satire, public participation and humour.

Solo For Rich Man - Beatrice Gibson (2015, color, sound, 13’35’’). Produced by Denna Cartamkhoob.

Inspired by William Gaddis’ novel J R, Beatrice Gibson’s Solo For Rich Man restages a quintet of performance pieces (including one by Fluxus artist George Maciunas) from a four-day experimental music workshop for children conceived by Gibson and renowned cellist Anton Likoszeviezs.

Lili - An van Dienderen (2015, color, sound, 11’). Presented and discussed by the artist and Natalie Gielen & Steven Op de Beeck (Producer Contour Mechelen).

'China Girls', used in cinema history since the 1920s, are women with Caucasian skin who are filmed alongside a colour-chart in order to adjust the colours of the film. Lili questions the tradition of China Girls, contextualised in a society which, according to anthropologist Michael Taussig, exemplifies chromophobic uneasiness with colour.

Moderated by Auguste Orts.

Supported by the Creative Europe programme and Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.