The Camera as Social Catalyst

In my study I will introduce the methodology, practical aspects and social embeddedness of participatory video and another method, developed by me: The camera as a catalyst. I will do so through workshops materialized in Hungary throughout the past years. The camera as a catalyst method is based on participatory video, but uses film as a communication tool between two groups. Its main purpose is to use camera as a catalyst for group cohesion and intergroup connections. Through the filmmaking process, the method is dealing with the participants representation and self-representation, is based on dialogical directives and has participation and community building as its goal on the verge of societal line of fracture.

Released: Replika 124, 103–127.
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