The Visual Structure of Film is an online workshop led by artist filmmaker and writer Jennifer Martin, produced by artist workers’ cooperative not/nowhere to coincide with Rhea Storr’s exhibition at South Kiosk Through a Shimmering Prism, We Made a Way.

The workshop takes Through a Shimmering Prism, We Made a Way as a starting point to explore the visual structure of film. With a particular focus on Super 8mm, we will deconstruct the basic visual components of tone, colour, movement, rhythm, and the foundational building block of sound. We’ll draw connections not only to the formal and technical qualities of filmmaking but additionally consider the thematic and theoretical works that underpin Storr’s work and approaches to non-dominant filmmaking practices with links to Edouard Glissant, Saidiya Hartman, Dionne Brand, and more.

We will hold a short exercise in the session that requires a computer and access to the internet. In this exercise, you will apply the core elements of visual structure and sound to create miniature films using a sourced still image and sound clip. We recommend that you sign-up for a free two-week trial of the film library Shotdeck just ahead of the session to source your image. Alternatively, you can use your own photos or an internet search. There is no need to prepare an image or clip ahead of the session; you will have time to source this for the exercise in response to the session.


Visiting the exhibition prior to the workshop is recommended. For those who are unable a link to Storr’s film will be sent to all participants on the Friday before.

A Zoom link will be sent out to participants on the day of the workshop.

This workshop has limited spaces, so please let us know if you are no longer able to attend.

This workshop is free and open to all.

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