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This 2-day workshop offers a practical introduction to organic chemistry and plant-based direct-on film animation. Drawing on the environment of Waterlow Park, the workshop will take place in LUX’s garden, using its herbs, flowers and other plants as film ingredients.
The workshop is led by filmmaker and artist Karel Doing, who works across expanded cinema, multi-screen, performative, cross-media and participatory works. Doing has developed a number of bio-chemical processs which he will share with the participants. The workshop will also incorporate screenings of relevant works from the LUX collection as well as Karel Doing’s own films, which will be shown and discussed between activities. A film will be made collectively, digitised and shared to all the workshop participants.
Please note for this workshop no prior experience of film technology or making is needed.
Lunch will be provided on both days.
Monday 25 June 2018
– Introduction to organic chemistry
– Demonstration of equipment and ingredients
– Tour of the garden
– Gathering test material
– Setting up tests
– Screening of work made with these techniques
– Harvesting results and fixing filmstrips
Tuesday 26 June 2018
– Screening test results
– Making plan for second run
– Gathering materials
– Setting up second run ‘exposure’
– Loading and shooting with a Bolex
– Processing with caffenol
– Harvesting second run results and fixing filmstrips