Decentralized Film shoots



A series of experimental film shoots, aimed to dissolve the otherwise hierarchic work processes, in which the director or actor takes the spotlight, to propose an example for a more equal distribution of light and decisive power and to develop a language for assessing its aesthetic outcomes



In DECA collective improvisation is guided using formulas like Propp's ‘Morphology’, an analysis of the basic structural elements of Russian folk tales, which ultimately reinforces narrative stereotypes.

THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS goes the road of free and at times chaotice decision making.

ZOOM adapts a world building game called Microscope, because the players jump freely from the overarching narrative to zoom into details within the fractal storyline. Similar to the Epic theatre by Bertolt Brecht, in which spoilers created an alienating effect, the players start by deciding where the story ends and where it should begin, to then in taking turns, flesh out the stories that may have occurred in between

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Neurocine,
an interdisciplinary research group launched by Dr. Pia Tikka and Elen Lotman, combining creative methods of cinema, enactive media, gaming and XR with those of social and cognitive neurosciences to explore the neural basis of storytelling, creative imagination, and narrative comprehension.

Trakal, filmmaker, writer and participatory artist dealing with the impact that neoliberal subject production, post-socialist processes and surveillance technology have on the formation of communities.
Mark