Externalised laboratory-workshops 2015-2016
Memory workshops in Rwanda
25 to 7 November 2015 in Kigali
The workshop was put together by a team of 16 French and Rwandan academics, writers and students under the direction of two authors, one French (Olivia Rosenthal, writer), another Rwandan (Dorcy Rugamba, writer, director and French actor), who will create works of fiction.
Olivia Rosenthal and Dorcy Rugamba are responsible for supervising the group members and helping them to produce works (short stories, news, performances, poetry, short films or songs) using the archives housed at the IRIBA centre, archives relating most notably to the genocide of the Tutsi people in 1994.
Theatre and telepresence
23 November to 7 December 2015 in Montreal
The French National Academy of Dramatic Arts (CNSAD) is giving a public presentation of a theatrical work, simultaneously in Paris and Montreal.
Julien Brun, supported by Sandy Ouvrier, professor of interpretation, leads the Canadian students in a telepresence workshop. The aim is to work on the piece 2:14 by David Paquet, and to perform some scenes with French students from CréaTIC and CNSAD, present from 23 November to 5 December in Montreal. The performances are produced remotely and live, using a screen.
The Holocaust archives
15 to 17 December 2015 in Auschwitz
In a context of internationalisation of research and economic and cultural globalisation, archivers should also have knowledge about operation of foreign archives, so as to bolster their skills and encourage their professional insertion.
Educationally and scientifically supervised by Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci, a teacher at Paris 8, the students of the “Holocaust archives” laboratory-workshop will explore the city of Auschwitz for three days. On the programme: the Jewish Cemetery, the Old Synagogue, the Auschwitz Museum, the ghetto and Birkenau.
The collective work of students during this academic trip will be presented to a Board of Examiners in March 2015. This workshop has been established with the support of the National Archives, founding partner of the Masters in professional archiving which offers this laboratory-workshop.
15 to 17 January 2016 in Marrakesh
For its third year, students of this laboratory-workshop are given the opportunity to offer new uses of digital tools in order to meet new demands and requirements. Students exercise their creativity in the field of cultural production while implementing professional standards currently applicable to the heritage sector.
This year, the aim is to develop multimedia content for an exhibition on the art of gardens in the Arab world. Students will be responsible for designing scientific and educational content, including proposals for multimedia content and the staging of the objects.
Cultural mediation around the heritage of Malta
26 February to 5 March 2016 in Valletta
The aim of this workshop, supervised by Marc Veyrat – professor at the University of Savoie-Mont Blanc and coordinator of the book “100 concepts for digital art“- is to create a scheme that crosses three universities (Paris 8 – University of Savoie Mont-Blanc – University of Malta) where students experience a region (Valetta/Malta) with regard to the millennia-old French presence by creating interactive devices (serious games, alternate reality game, urban game) to promote this cultural heritage, within the city walls, using digital technologies.
These experiments will be combined with an international scientific symposium where they will be theorized (concept of an interactive scenario constructed intelligently) using thoughts and scientific tools developed by professionals, researchers, teachers and artists.
Odyssey: augmented digital edition
25 to 29 April 2016 in Athens
“Odyssey is a fabulous world of gods, heroes and monsters, but also one about real places and archaeological and artistic works. »
The first work of Western literature (together with the Iliad) Odyssey is also an intercultural work which, through the journey of Odysseus, makes the link between the shores of the Mediterranean. Gérard Genette believes that Odyssey is the first “hypertextual work” because, with its multiple narratives and narrators, it includes its own revisions and has been seen as a seminal work for centuries. Even today, it permeates our imagination and touches a large audience.
The aim of the laboratory-workshop run by Ghislaine Azémard, head of the masters in digital creation and publishing, is to go over all the dimensions of the work using an innovative interface, experiencing today’s problems of remediation and editorial content through three working areas: the corpus, the travel and the narrative.
Students must produce an innovative editorial object whose prototype will then be promoted by CRéaTIC at shows and on social media.
Comédie française 2.0: repertory with a digital angle
16 to 18 May 2016 in Boston
This Master Theatre workshop: writings and performances, directed by Tiphaine Karsenti, a teacher at the University of Paris Ouest.
The aim is to give clarity to past programmes of the oldest French theatrical institutions with the tools and communication codes of contemporary theatre resulting from decentralisation (Théâtre Gérard Philipe in Saint-Denis) and to bring back to life to these forgotten pieces using the tools and concepts designed by today’s practitioners.
To help them select the theatre pieces to add to the programme, to write communication texts about them and to create practical proposals, students will be welcomed by the curator of the Library-Museum of the Comédie-Française, they will meet with specialists of the institution and the era and will work with a theatre director, teachers and a graphic designer.
Save the Date: icing on the cake – in addition to working with the prestigious institution that is the Comédie Française – a presentation about this workshop will take place at the RCF International Symposium in Boston from 16 to 18 May 2016.
The digital stage
16 May to 4 June in Quebec
This French-Canadian workshop will be held at the University of Laval in Quebec (Canada). It will be led by Robert Faguy, specialist of the stage and new technologies and director of the LANTISS laboratory (laboratory of new image, sound and stage technologies) and Sabine Quiriconi, teacher at the University of Paris Ouest.
The laboratory-workshop will take place over 3 weeks, as an intensive research-design, theoretical-practical and technical seminar, relating to the subject of the digital stage.
Filming will take place during the 3 weeks in order to be able to show the way the work evolves. Available on our social networks.
From dictatorship to democracy: archival work
1 to 8 June 2016 in Haiti
This 5th – and final – working period of the laboratory-workshop “From dictatorship to democracy: archival work” – made up of the Masters in Philosophy and Contemporary cultural criticism taught at the University of Paris 8 – is located in Haiti. It will focus on the shared theoretical achievements and the material collected during the projects undertaken. This conclusion will also be the perfect time to think about the consequences and identify actions to be put in place, particularly in relation to the National Archives of France.
This final step will synthesize all the work undertaken by the CRéaTIC students who, in particular, were able to share their work in Argentina, as well as students of the Paris 8 masters in Philosophy in Port-au-Prince.
This laboratory-workshop was undertaken in partnership with the Fokal, a local citizen association: The Fokal association