Materiality and Light

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

Explore photogramming, contact-printing, direct animation techniques, shooting 16mm film and hand-processing in this hands-on, three evening workshop. The goal is to access the magic of light and materiality through the direct physical experience of working with 16mm film. In this workshop, we will start by experimenting with how the world can be represented through the presence of objects rather than the representation of objects, utilizing a variety of cameraless techniques in and out of the darkroom. The unpredictable and poetic relationship of image captured to image projected, will be explored as we move into working with a Bolex 16mm camera, projecting our ideas into the future by hand-processing our negatives, and, creating our own in-camera contact prints. We will feel what emulsion is, how image is created in the emulsion in various ways and what the physical removal of emulsion feels and looks like when the strip of film is in hand versus when projected. We will also explore what drawing on 16mm film feels and looks like and the differences between in-hand and projected to gain an experiential understanding of what 24 frames per second feel like in our hands versus in our eyes and what it takes to create, interpret and manipulate moving images in a variety of different ways.

This workshop includes all film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies for use during the workshop. The Camera Theory workshop is recommended as a prerequisite.



Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born multimedia artist. Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and HD video. Anna is also painter, printmaker, curator and programmer. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, and, an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. Anna's moving image work has screened in numerous galleries and festivals.