The Long Take – a workshop with Gelitin

    In this workshop, “The Long Take,” we will create a one-shot art film. This film will consist of multiple performances and set pieces, the content of which will be decided upon in the first day of the workshop. No topic or theme is off limits—as John Waters once said, “If someone vomits while watching one of my films, it’s like getting a standing ovation.” This workshop is a chance to enjoy creation while working collaboratively under the pressure of a rapidly approaching deadline and sets a challenge to push us to our weirdest, “no-budget” best. Whether one thinks linearly or non, minimal or spectacular, absurd or dead serious, this workshop will harness the abilities and talents of its participants into one strange long take—the creation of a one-shot dirty film.

    Gelitin is a group of four artists from Vienna, Austria. The group was formerly known as Gelatin and changed their name in 2005. They are known for creating sensational art events in the tradition of Relational Aesthetics, often with a lively sense of humor.

    Wolfgang Gantner is President of Gelatin Institute, a for-profit artist group based in Vienna, Austria. He is a twisted master of the clinical and the absurd, as many of Gelatin’s artworks attest to.

    Scott Clifford Evans is a completely unknown filmmaker and actor who began working occasionally with Gelatin after Wolfgang saw him play Ronald McDonald in the pornographic art film Bite My Golden Arches (2016).