MANUFACTURING THE FRAGILE IMAGE:

March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

MANUFACTURING THE FRAGILE IMAGE:
HANDMADE EMULSION AND THE HAND-CRANKED CONTACT PRINTER

Manufacturing the Fragile Image is an intermediate two day hands-on workshop that will teach participants how to manufacture their own black and white 16mm movie film from scratch using only raw chemistry and clear plastic. Participants will then learn how to make a 16mm print onto their new handmade film by collectively building a hand-cranked contact printer, a primitive machine built from common 16mm editing supplies. Workshop time will be split with one day mixing the emulsion and applying it to 16mm clear leader while a second day will be spent building the homemade contact printer and making prints onto the newly manufactured film. Images made onto homemade emulsion yield beautiful imperfections – it’s these imperfections that we’re looking to exploit and celebrate. As this is an intermediate workshop, it is highly recommended that participants bring their own images to work with in either negative or positive form. All other workshop materials will be provided by Cineworks and are included in the cost of the workshop.

WORKSHOP NAME: MANUFACTURING THE FRAGILE IMAGE
DATE AND TIME: Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 4 pm
PLACE: Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander St., Ironworks Building
COST: $120 for Members before April 1
$140 for Members after April 1
$180 Non-Members
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 13, 2011

TO REGISTER, CALL CINEWORKS AT 604-685-3841 OR CONTACT INFO at CINEWORKS dot CA

Instructor: For the past decade, film artist cj brabant has explored the regeneration and reformatting of the small-gauge film image. Working to make the familiar unfamiliar, brabant creates visual abstractions that yield the unseen and unfelt by means of mechanical and DIY processes that fracture, disassemble, and reassemble isolated moments. cj’s film work continues to screen internationally, most recently with his 35mm work “the fall”.

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