Filming in Dalma Gardens

With the help of skilled teachers, the participants of the MediaLab program learn to operate different technical devices, including photo camera, video camera, recording devices, etc.  At the end they acquire the necessarily skills for undertaking creative activities. 15 -17 August, the camera operator Ashot Boyajyan conducted workshops with the participants of the MediaLab program. The participants learnt to operate a video camera and to regulate exposition adjustments and white balance. During fieldwork, the participants visited the Dalma gardens in order to film the gradually disappearing...

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Visiting AJZ Space

The next institution that the participants of MediaLab visited was AJZ Space, where they met and talked to the artist Harutyun Alpetyan. Harutyun told the participants about the activities and implemented projects of AJZ Space and discussed opportunities for collaboration with young artists. AJZ was founded in October 2009 as a non-commercial artist-run space by Nvard Yerkanian and HarutyunAlpetyan. AJZ organizes various events: exhibitions, presentations, artist talks, screenings to educational programs such as workshops and lectures, etc. In many cases these activities are carried out in...

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Workshop with Vahram Aghasyan

At the end of July MediaLab organized a workshop with artist Vahram Aghasyan, based in Yerevan. The artist told the participants about the principles of initiating and developing art projects and presented his own work. During the workshop, each of the participants prepared an art project. Vahram Aghasyan was born in 1974 in Yerevan. His works have been exhibited in a number of European cities, including at the Armenian section of the Venice Biennial. Vahram Aghasyan has had individual exhibitions in Lyon (France), Vienna (Austria), Yerevan and Gyumri (Armenia). Please see Vahram Aghasyan’s...

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Meeting the Art Laboraty group

On July 29 the participants of MediaLab welcomed the Art Laboratory group. During the meeting, the artists of Art Laboratory presented their artistic interventions carried out at different times and in different parts of the city, the exhibition-promotion “Tumanyan Readings” at the Museum of H. Tumanyan and the works exhibited within its framework. The meeting ended with a discussion. Art-Laboratory is a cultural NGO that was founded in 2007 by the artists Garik Yengibaryan, Edgar Amroyan, Arthur Petrosyan, Ara Petrosyan, Karen Ohanyan, Hovnan Kartashyan, Samvel Vanoiyan, Harutyun...

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Master Class for Cameramen

In April 17-21, 2012, the students of the MediaLab educational program took part in the Master Class for Cameramen project, initiated by  the “Internews” media support NGO. The classes were led by Mikhail Lebedev, a cameraman and director from Ukraine as well as the  co-author of  the book “Profession -Media Operator.” During the 5-day workshop, the participants focused on the following topics:  composition, working with light, virtual studios, modern...

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Visiting the National Association of Art Critics

Highlighting the importance of art institutions in the development of young artists, MediaLab organized visits to Yerevan’s contemporary art institutions, which also carry out educational programs. Among these, the National Association of Art Critics (AICA Armenia) and the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) were the first. It was the art critic Nazaret Karoyan, who received the participants of MediaLab. During the meeting, the participants leant about the difficulties of institutional activity and about the opportunities ICA provides for young artists and art critics. The Institute for...

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