natasha christia

From 17 to 20 November 2017
Still Moving / Moving Still is a four-day intensive theoretical seminar dedicated to the study of a series of cases that highlight the unique relationship and dialogue between photography and film. Despite encompassing remote and distinct theoretical fields in the consciousness of many, photography and film will be examined here in a common context. 

Our aim will be to capture the intermediate state of the image that oscillates between stillness and movement and to break down the existing boundaries between the two media, reinforcing instead a comparative and non-axiomatic interdisciplinary study in the background. 
Still Moving / Moving Still will offer an insight into the history of the two media, including the presence of the kinetic and the cinematic in the work of photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Jeff Wall, Victor Burgin and Eric Rondepierre, and "photographic" in the work of filmmakers in the field of commercial and experimental avant-garde cinema, such as Alain Resnais, Michelangelo Antonioni, Chris Marker, Jonas Mekas, Jean-Luc Godard, David Claerbout and Peter Hutton, to name but a few.

The aim of our meeting will be:- to reflect and debate on what photography and film are supposed to imply - to question the constructed definitions of time and movement - to become fully aware of the new creative possibilities that are opening up in a future where the two media are closer than ever, implementing them in our creative practice. 

During the sessions, images and fragments of well-known and lesser-known films will be shown, along with books and complementary material.Four complementary sessions will be devoted to a series of specific screenings and case studies.At the end of the seminar, a script will be given to the attendees with the Contents, its bibliography and corresponding filmography.

natasha christia

Curator, writer and independent teacher based in Barcelona. She complements her activity as a collections consultant and as a dealer specialising in photography and photobooks. 

His research focuses on the exploration and reinvention of dominant narratives through a novel reading of archival collections, the intersection of photography, film and photobooks, and the dialogue between 20th century avant-garde photography and contemporary manifestations labelled "Postphotography". 

Her penchant for "digging" into the past stems from her diverse academic background in Art History, Film and Publishing. Between 2005 and 2014 she was the artistic director of the Kowasa gallery in Barcelona, where she directed more than seventy exhibitions and designed projects related to art photography and the independent photobook market. 

As a member of the research group Arqueologia del Punt de Vista (2009-2014), she designed theoretical and audiovisual projects involving the study and recovery of testimonies, documents and technologies of the past. In 2016 she was the artistic director of the DocField Festival 2016 under the slogan Europe: Lost in Translation where she organised some fifteen exhibitions. 
Emong his most recent curatorial projects are: "What's This Book? Photobooks and Multiples" (Belgrade Photo Month / April 2016. Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb / September 2016), "Uncensored Books", a curatorial project based on photobooks (Belgrade Photomonth / April 2017, Minimum Studio / Palermo - June 2017), Medphoto Festival (Crete, September 2017), and "A MORE: An Unfinished Trilogy by Valentina Abenavoli" (Void / Athens Photo Festival, June 2017).

He has also organised: "Refotografiar Barcelona con Mark Klett" (Archivo Fotográfico de Barcelona, 2012, exhibition co-directed with Ricard Martínez), "Mark Klett: Time Studies" (Tagomago gallery, 2012), "Apropiaciones de Barcelona: Archivos y colecciones de Jordi Barón Santiago Garcés y Santos Montes", (DocField 2014) and "Self" (H2o gallery, 2014). 

Since 2007 she has been a photography teacher at various centres in Spain and other countries. She has also worked in books by authors such as Regine Petersen (Find a Fallen Star, Kehrer Verlag, 2015) and in books by Regine Petersen (Find a Fallen Star, Kehrer Verlag, 2015).

She was also the guest editor of OjodePez 41: Self Calling and editor of "The Book: On Endless Possibilities", published on the occasion of the Read or die fair held at The Folio Club in November 2015.



15 participants


$3,600.00 mxn + VAT


January 2017


10:00 to 14:00 hrs / 16:00 to 20:00 hrs.


Send to the registration form, minimum 15 and maximum 30 own and/or appropriate images (150 dpi approx. 1920px on the longest side, .jpg format or a PDF).

Each image must have the name of the author, surname and name of the series; example: Luis_Ruiz_paisajesperdidos-01.jpg and then attach them in a folder with the name of the author and the project. If you have an idea to develop during the workshop, send a description or proposal.

We offer 2 half scholarships. You can apply for them by sending us a letter explaining the reason for applying for the scholarship.

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