Creating. Developing. Inventing. Resonating.
Watching a film we are dragged into the scene and glued to the screen, those hypnotic moods arouse and engage us. Immersion, by definition, occurs subconsciously and therefore comes with losing control at both, emotional and cognitive level. We can only later try to re-understand those altered states.
The problem is that the storytellers have the same set of universal emotions as the others. They are swimming in the same ocean as their audience. That’s why it is so difficult to tell a story that resonates, echoes and gives novelty. Control blocks the imagination and blocks the brain's default mode. Human brain has the tendency to the automatic thinking as much as possible. In creativity we need to reduce this attentional control. One effective way is to combine two ideas that come from very heterogeneous origins. Some imposed limitations can help to unblock the way we look at our surroundings.
This block seminar is open to storytellers and performers. We will make an excursion to Sauen in Brandenburg. By inventing strategies to unlock the way we see the imposed elements we want to see how the brain of each participant projects itself in a life-imaging construction.
Obviously, without a frame there are only feverish ideas floating around. On the other hand the question “why” leads to abstract thinking and therefore to procrastination. The true reason why we make films in Sauen arrives at the end. If we know it in the beginning the “need” to create is gone. Only in some kind of detached state of mind we understand “why”. A better question would be: “what is our true interest?”
Sina Ataeian, Juliane Großheim
Kontakt: sina.ataeian[@]gmail.com, j.grossheim[@]udk-berlin.de