Mediation Project at JUCA: Short-Film Workshop

We also support JUCA. With a mediation project.
Since 2012.

JUCA is a home for young homeless people, a temporary residence and an intermediate stop on their path toward an independent life. Homeless men and women aged between 18 and 30 find new footing in JUCA.

The short-film workshop is offered to JUCA residents, its aim being to motivate, encourage a change in perspective of the seemingly ordinary and to show young people how to access their own creativity. Equipped with camera and recording devices, the participants collect audio-visual material that is subsequently edited into videos in a joint live session.

The short-film workshop was developed by Gammon, a committed artist who has supervised the project since 2012.

The short films are annually presented at a special event during the Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival.


Short-Film Workshop 2016

The House     / 4:54 minutes
Themes          / 1:01 minutes
Opinion         / 3:12 minutes
Rap                 / 4:54 minutes

 

Last year’s short-film workshop at JUCA was devoted to the immediate needs and sensitivities of the JUCA residents, offering them the opportunity to confront the public with their concerns.

Compared to postings or tweets, developing and articulating these issues using the medium of short films was far more time-consuming. This was also supposed to stimulate discussion and create a contrast to fast-paced digital communication.

 

PROJECT TEAM JUCA-Workshop:

Project management: Gammon
Project coordination JUCA: Ursula Dober, Maria-Theresa Kienzer
Participants: Residents of JUCA

 

A project as part of Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Sponsoring Programme in collaboration with Caritas.

 

 

Escape, short film, Austria 2015, 3:54 minutes

The subject of escape is not addressed in this short film by using documentary images. Rather, it uses a straightforward visual language that has a constant narrative flow. Miniature scenes merge together to tell a story and offer space to deal with the theme in one’s own way.

The short film on the subject of “escape” was created together with residents of JUCA’s RAX living community during a workshop that lasted several weeks.

 

A project by Gammon, realized in collaboration with Caritas as part of Erste Bank’s Sponsoring VALUE Program.

Participants: Günen, Jenny, Mellie, Nawal, Neda
Project coordination JUCA: Maria-Theresa Kienzer
Project team: Gammon, David Lipp, Christoph Vonbank



The short-film workshop at JUCA was again realized in 2014.

In the workshops with JUCA residents, three short films were created, addressing the subjects of everyday life, language, gestures and personal experiences. The results are experimental works that give the viewer insight and also make room for generous interpretation.

 

PROJECT TEAM JUCA-Workshop:

Short-Film workshop: Concept, project management and software: Gammon
Workshop team: Gammon, David Lipp
Project coordination JUCA: Maria-Theresa Kienzer
Project management Erste Bank: Katharina Egger
Participants: Residents of JUCA



In the workshops with JUCA residents, three short films were created, dealing with the subjects of daily life, language, gestures and personal experiences. The results are experimental works that provide the viewer with insight and generously make room for interpretation alike.

The working method of the short-film workshops: Due to specially developed software, the collection of audiovisual material was not merely a technical and constructive process, but directly involved the participants in the narrative, which was captured by the camera and microphone. The film was completed in a live session with the group and, therefore, did without editing.

 

PROJECT TEAM JUCA-Workshop:

Short-Film workshop: Concept, project management and software: Gammon
Workshop team: Gammon, David Lipp, Sabine Marte
Project management JUCA: Karl Donhauser
Project management Erste Bank: Ruth Goubran
Residents of JUCA



The focus of the short-film workshop was the discovery of new and unusual perspectives in the various living and working areas of JUCA, for example, in the JuCantine (training kitchen) and the JuCan (felt-making workshop) or in recreation areas like JUCA’s own sports ground. The participants of the workshop reacted like musicians in a band and a joint work was created. They worked on the dramaturgy of the videos together and arranged the camera positions. The sounds, which later became the soundtrack, also came about spontaneously. During the process, objects that were available at the respective locations were used. Storage containers, birds’ tweeting and also open-ended wrenches that were assembled to a metallophone, formed the source of the sound.

 

PROJECT TEAM of the JUCA-Workshop:

Concept, software development: Gammon
Development & realization: Gammon & Jan Machacek
Project management JUCA: Karl Donhauser
Project management Jeunesse: Jürgen Öhlinger, Alen Vitas
Project management Erste Bank: Katharina Egger
Residents of JUCA



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