In this two-day workshop, we will be exploring the anatomy of a film strip through a variety of physical and chemical phenomena that will reshape, destroy and sculpt the film's emulsion. Techniques such as reticulation and bleach etching will all be covered and applied to previously processed strips of film (e.g. found footage), followed by their analysis and interpretation on an optical printer. Additionally, issues concerning both the aesthetic and practical application of these techniques will be addressed through discussions and film screenings, providing participants with a grounds for establishing a sound working method for each process.
Film stock, chemistry and found footage will all be provided for the workshop, but participants may also bring their own footage if they wish (keeping in mind that this is essentially a course on destroying film…)
Number of Participants - 8
Requirements for participation - None, though previous experience with film processing is highly recommended.
Date & Time - February 22 (Sat) and 23 (Sun), 12 to 8pm
Venue - Handcranked Productions (144 Moody Street, Bldg. 18, Waltham)
Instructors - Sarah Biagini & Kevin Rice (Process Reversal)