Hijacking Lluèrnia

Works produced during Boris Eldagsen workshop with photography students of Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny d’Olot, in November 2015.


"I had no idea what to expect when I was invited to teach a workshop in Olot. I met a welcoming bunch of lecturers, enthusiastic students and an amazing festival to hijack: Lluèrnia.

What does “hijacking” mean? Not to document the festival, but to use it as a given light opportunity for creating your own images. It took two days to prepare the students for this. First we photographed at the Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny, using the existing space, furniture and objects as props for staged photographs. Then we transferred this skill onto the night and out in the streets, while the festival was being installed. When the night of Lluèrnia arrived, the students knew what to do and split up in small groups to follow their own interests. The following monday we met again to discuss the results. I was blown away by the pictures they created in such a short time. The outcome of this 4-day-process is one oft he best I ever had in a workshop. Big compliments to the students! And a big thank you to all the organisers, lecturers, students for your hospitality! I truely enjoyed hanging out with you afterhours and I learned a lot about Catalunya. The team spirit was so great, that I invited the lecturers and students to come over to Berlin – which they did! Half a year later the photography class came for an excursion and I had a lot of fun showing them the city and the art scene. A beautiful example of how this workshop created an European exchange on so many levels." Boris Eldagsen


The students: Anna Rius, Adrian Ruiz, Anna Tuà, Edgar Zazo, Eduard Masó, Isaac Morchón, Joan Paul Vall-Llosera, Judit Viñolas, Laia Budó, Salva Saseta.


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