no.w.here presents at Aspex Gallery
316-318 Bethnal Green Road
London E2 0AG
Please note that there are 14 spaces for this workshop and you are strongly advised to book early.
28th April 2012, 10:30 - 4:30pm.
The Vulcan Building,
10:30 – 5pm.
Price: £60. This workshop is supported by Aspex Gallery, so participants will pay the no.w.here rate for this workshop instead of the usual £90.
All photographic film is first and foremost black and white negative. During the normal reversal laboratory process, the original film is first developed as a negative, then, through a series of chemical baths, it is converted to a positive image. It is possible to intervene in this normal
process by applying some of these chemicals by hand with a brush, thereby limiting their effect to particular areas of the film. By hand, we can make certain areas positive, while others remain negative, or we can isolate selective areas of positive or negative image in areas of either
clear or black film.
In this workshop, participants will begin by shooting a roll of 16mm film as a group and then we will develop it as a negative. After this, the fun begins, as we apply reversal bleach, developer and or fixer to selective areas of the image, exploring a variety of visual possibilities. These techniques can be used as a foundation for quite complex visual collages through subsequent printing and re-working of these images.
Please note you are advised not to wear your best clothes for this workshop!
Kindly supported by Aspex Gallery www.aspex.org.uk
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