Tallinn Noir: artist Nicolas Boone in town to teach!

February 17, 2017

Nicolas Boone is a French artist working in the audiovisual medium. He will soon be in Tallinn with the support of the French Institute, to teach.

Nicolas Boone  (http://nicolasboone.net/) has a  predilection for neglected urban environments that are often loaded with stereotypes which he seeks to undermine. This time he is going to focus on Tallinn, or should I say he is going to MAKE students focus on Tallinn.

Indeed, the Estonian Academy of Arts is setting up a course for 14 lucky students from the KUNO schools and 6 students from Estonian Academy of Arts, with prestigious teachers, including Nicolas Boone, film-maker Dirk Hoyer, film historian Eva Näripea, visual artist Liina Siib and artist Laura Kuusk.

It’s taking place from 5 until 16 February.

The course will approach the territory of Tallinn with critical application of ‘the noir’ in order to explore the matter and subjects of contemporary society. ‘Tallinn Noir’ will be developed through the link to the reality, tactics of situations and everyday practices.

The course will deal with the aspects of storytelling, characterisation, locale and settings, using the existing ‘street environment’ in dialogue with samples of contemporary visual culture. The method of the course is a hybrid hands-on approach to theory and practice: quick and intense field work; group work; seminars and lectures…

To know more about the artists involved: 

Nicolas Boonehttp://nicolasboone.net/

Dirk Hoyer, PhD., is a film maker and teacher of film theory and practice in the department of arts and media of Baltic Film and Media School. Website: http://www.dirkhoyer.com/

Eva Näripea, PhD., is the director of Film Archives of Estonian National Archives, senior researcher in Estonian Academy of Arts and leading film historian in Estonia

Liina Siib is a visual artist and professor of the department of graphic arts in the Estonian Academy of Arts. Website: http://liinasiib.com/

Laura Kuusk is an artist and assistant professor of the department of photography in the Estonian Academy of Arts. http://www.cca.ee/en/artists/laura-kuusk

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