Hold Your Eyes in Your Hands is a performative film workshop, whereby film director Julie Weber combines theory with embodied knowledge for a playful and engaging series of collaborative experiments. This workshop will allow for short active exercises examining pre-production methods and film techniques including expanded storyboarding, composing shots, cardboard Steadicam making and finally, filming as a performance. This workshop will examine located practice and an individual response to the environment. It will include a tour of the site with moments of collective performance through filming, investigation of space, archiving and communication. At the end of the workshop, you will have a set of exercises to move forward with for making new moving image work.
This workshop is linked to the online release of Julie Weber’s new short film, titled The Supremacy of Mathematical Dreaming, commissioned by IMMA as part of IMMA Nights 2022–2023.
Julie Weber is a visual artist, film director, and lecturer. She examines concepts of being and becoming, creating moving image and performance works, textiles, and sound compositions. Her work merges hand-made and technological methodologies to create mutated and self-reflexive forms. Through the making of these forms, Weber embraces the potential for new realities, employing speculative fiction, site and environment, and a process of relentless, rhythmic behaviour.
Since 2017, Weber has been creating moving image and audio compositions, collaborating with artists such as Æ MAK, Holly Munro, Fears and Thumper, among others. She was awarded Multimedia Artist in Residence at Dublin City University (2022) and an Agility Award from the Arts Council (2021). A lecturer in Moving Image, across Design and Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Weber has a postgraduate degree in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin (2021) and an MFA in Digital Art from NCAD (2019), Dublin.