United ISSP and Baltic Analog Lab summer school of film and photography
NATURAL PHENOMENA
2 - 9 August at Rucka Artist Residency, Cēsis, Latvia

Programme

02.08.2020. Sunday, The beginning
- from 15:00 - Arrival to Rucka Manor, settling in
- 18:00 - Opening; introduction to the tutors, participants and the team 
- 20:00 - ISQNP - International Summer Quiz of Natural Phenomena 

3.08.2020. Monday, first day 
- Meeting with biologist Tūrs Selga – lecture “Photosynthesis and photocamera” - exploring nature of plants and their cells through an eye of a microscope
- Organic Film – 16mm film workshop with Ieva Balode (LV)
- Baltic Sea Prints – photography workshop with Gintautas Trimakas (LT) 

4.08.2020. Tuesday, second day 
- Meeting with writer, publicist and bird photographer Rvīns Varde - "Citydweller’s birds"  a conversation about birds and their daily routines, how to observe without disturbing, etc. 
- Nature in Colours - super8 colour reversal film workshop with Vytautas Juozėnas (LT)
- The Secrets and Possibilities of the Light Trap -  photography workshop with Krista Mölder (EE)

5.08.2020. Wednesday, third day
- Meeting and a walk together with entomologist Uģis Piterāns (insects researcher)
- Organic Film –16mm film workshop with Ieva Balode (LV)
- Baltic Sea Prints – photography workshop with Gintautas Trimakas (LT) 

6.08.2020. Thursday, fourth day
- Meeting with photographer Aigars Jukna - Super Macro and close-up insect portraits
- Nature in Colours - super8 colour reversal film workshop with Vytautas Juozėnas (LT)
- The Secrets and Possibilities of the Light Trap - photography workshop with Krista Mölder (EE)

7.08.2020. Friday, fifth day 
- “Documenting Nature” - an artist talk and conversation with Robert Zhao Renhui, Institute of Critical Zoologists (Singapore) - reevaluating humankind’s relationship with nature in light of ongoing climate crisis (vis Zoom)
- Individual work, consultations with the tutors

8.08.2020. Saturday, sixth day
- A meeting and conversation with the representative of World Wildlife Foundation and Institute of Environmental Solutions Uģis Rotbergs (LV) – on interaction between art and natural sciences
- Individual work, consultations with the tutors

9.08.2020. Sunday, Last day
- Setting up the final presentation
- 16:00 - Public Opening, presentation of the results – pop-up exhibition, screenings, performances in Rucka manor and garden
- circa 19:00 - departures