• Artspace Summer Apprenticeship Program,
  • 2019,
  • photo credit Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr
  • installation view "The Sound We See",
  • 2019,
  • photo credit Jessica Smolinski
  • Summer Apprenticeship Program,
  • 2019,
  • photo credit Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr
  • Summer Apprenticeship Program,
  • 2019,
  • photo credit Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr
  • Summer Apprenticeship Program,
  • 2019,
  • photo credit Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr
  • installation view "The Sound We See",
  • 2019,
  • photo credit Jessica Smolinski
  • Summer Apprenticeship Program,
  • 2019,
  • photo credit Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr

Artspace’s 19th annual Summer Apprenticeship ProgramThe Sound We See: A New Haven City Symphony gave twenty-two local teens each enrolled in one of New Haven’s Public High Schools, the opportunity to work together alongside Los Angeles based filmmakers Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr for three weeks in July 2019.  The students embarked on the making of a city symphony, learning about the history of this fascinating genre and developed techniques for shooting and processing black and white film stock shot on handheld 16mm and Super 8 cameras.  Together, they produced a 24-minute film that envisions a summer day in the life of New Haven, starting at the moment many residents wake up, building into the bustle of the work day, and moving into the vibrant folds of the night.Each student was responsible for recording and telling the story of one hour of the day, guided by their own intuitions, personal styles and perspectives. 

 

Lead Artists

  • Paolo Davanzo & Lisa Marr

    Paolo Davanzo is a filmmaker, educator and co-founder of the Echo Park Film Center. He was born in Italy to an Italian father and a Canadian mother and then emigrated to North America as a child. His parents were both social justice activists who died very early in his life and their passing became the impetus for opening EPFC in 2001. He believes in the power of cinema to create change, love and harmony in the world.

    Lisa Marr is an award-winning filmmaker, musician and writer whose work is a catalyst for creative collaboration and community empowerment. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Lisa is the Operations Director and Youth Film Coordinator at EPFC, and a 2014 Visual Arts Fellow of the California Community Foundation. As The Here & Now, she travels the world with her sweetheart Paolo Davanzo, sharing handmade movies and music with everyone.

Participating Artists

Syed Ardhi
Yareli Calderon
Jasmin Garcia
Isaias Garzon
Sara Garzon
Pablo Giannotti
Sofiya Hafiz
Rayona Higgins
Nevaeh Hubbard
John Kalapala
Georgii Larkov
Genesis Maldonado
Daniel Martinez-Jimenez
Stella Martone
Evan Mir
Tyler Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell
Nagelly Oñate
Mabel Rooney
Alona Santiago
Natalie Semmel
Nelly Torres