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Tallinn Noir, Estonian Academy of Arts

KUNO/Nordplus intensive course
Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA)
Dates: 5–16 February 2017 (5th being the arrival and 16th the departure date)
Location: Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn
Open for: 14 students from the KUNO schools (BA or MA)
Teachers: Nicolas Boone, Dirk Hoyer, Liina Siib, Laura Kuusk and KUNO experts
KUNO seats: 12
Application deadline: December 15, 2016 (answers will come due December 19)

Application form here

Tallinn Noir’ with its  references to ‘the noir’ and ‘Nordic Noir’ offers a new space and framework to create an audio-visual entity in a specific context with specific limits. We shall approach the territory of Tallinn with critical application of ‘the noir’ in order to explore the matter and subjects of contemporary society. ‘Tallinn Noir’ will be developed through the link to the reality, tactics of situations and everyday practices.

During the course we shall discuss the aspects of storytelling, characterisation, locale and settings, using the existing ‘street environment’ in dialogue with samples of contemporary visual culture. The method of the course is a hybrid hands-on approach to theory and practice. It consists of engaging with preselected communities and locations; quick and intense field work; group work; seminars and lectures; visits to different locations/points of interests; film projections; panel discussions and feedback sessions; artist presentations on relevant projects; socialising events in the evenings etc. Students will work in small teams of 4–5 persons. Each unit will create their own comment on the subject matter as a sequence of moving images either linear or nonlinear.

Additional information about the teachers: 

Nicolas Boone is an artist working in the audiovisual medium. Website:
Dirk Hoyer, PhD., is a film maker and teacher of film theory and practice in the department of arts and media of Baltic Film and Media School. Website:
Liina Siib is a visual artist and professor of the department of graphic arts in the Estonian Academy of Arts. Website:
Laura Kuusk is an artist and assistant professor of the department of photography in the Estonian Academy of Arts. (accessible from late December)

Practical information:

Accommodation will be provided by the organizer in shared double rooms at Fat Margaret’s Hostel.

Travels will either be organized to the selected students by the EAA

Earlier Event: February 5
Sound in Interaction, at Konstfack
Later Event: February 17
Garage 48 Hardware & Arts 2017