Salomé Lamas Masterclass

How can we erase the border between fact and fiction? The work of Salomé Lamas (b. 1987, Lisbon) challenges the apparent boundary between documentary and fiction in the moving image. Her projects play with genres and artistic categories expanding the notion of cinema and visual art as such. She tackles the notion of «waiting» and «expectation», leading the spectator into unknown realities – even metaphysical trance at times – that might present some kind of awkwardness.

Focusing on the works presented at the festival but also discussing her art practise and research in general, the masterclass will discuss the porous boundary between documentary and fiction in Salomé Lamas’ work. While looking at the ways she works with hybrid documentary and artistic projects that challenge genres as well as exhibition modes, the discussion will also give an insight on the very process of creating cinematographic content from reality-based material. 

Date - 4th of November, 2 am. 

Please apply for registration to the event before the 3rd of November.

Venue - Vilnius Academy of Arts, Design Innovations Centre, Maironio st. 3, Vilnius

Duration - 2 h

Salomé Lamas (b.1987, Lisbon) studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts (MFA) in Amsterdam and is a Ph.D candidate in film studies in Coimbra. Her work has been showcased both in art venues and film festivals such as Berlinale, NIMK Netherlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, BAFICI, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Mar del Plata Film Festival, FIAC, Rome Film Festival, MNAC – Museu do Chiado, DocLisboa, Documenta Madrid, MoMA, Lincoln Center, Viennale, Hong Kong FF, MALBA, Guggenheim Bilbao, Pacific Film Archive – Berkeley University, Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Moving Images NY, Jewish Museum NY, Fid Marseille, Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst, Cinema du Reel, UCLA Hammer Museum, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, La Casa Encendida, CPH:DOX, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Bozar, TABAKALERA, Les Rencontres Internationales - Nouveau Cinema et Art Contemporain, ICA,  etc. Lamas was awarded fellowships at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Bogliasco Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, etc. She collaborates with the production company O Som e a Furia and is represented by Miguel Nabinho Gallery - Lisboa 20.