PHYTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH KAREL DOING

When: Sunday 19th September 2021
Where: IKLECTIK, Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, GB SE1 7LG
Times: 12 to 5 pm
Maximum 12 participants (we will work outdoors and in a big space indoors.)
Tickets: https://unpredictable.bigcartel.com/…/phytographyworkshop


Join artist and filmmaker Karel Doing for a special workshop on phytography, an artistic technique he invented that makes it possible to render detailed chemical traces of plants directly on photographic emulsion. The process takes place in full daylight and makes use of biodegradable chemistry. During the workshop the artist will explain his technique, placing it in a historical lineage of experimental photography and film while also connecting it to ecological awareness.

After this introduction, a hands-on demonstration is provided.

• Introduction about direct animation, eco-developers, and the phytogram
• Exploration of the local ecosystem
• Using local plants to make images directly on photographic paper
• Using local plants to make images directly on film (collaborative work process)
• Projection and discussion

Programme:

• introduction with slides (history, technical, context)
• gathering plants
• demonstration
• work on paper
• work on motion picture film, both individual and collective
• discussion and projection
• Ticket includes performances access from 7 to 9.30 pm – the same location-
(After the workshop there will be performances that will include the film loops created during the workshop)

Materials and tools: – included –
– 16mm motion picture film
– photographic paper
– chemistry
– 16mm projectors and splicer

Karel Doing
is an independent artist, filmmaker, and researcher currently based in Oxford, UK. “Phytography” is a method Doing developed during research focused on ecology and media, a project that is still ongoing. Phytography enables interaction between the phytochemical properties of plants and photochemical emulsion.
Doing’s work has been shown worldwide in micro-cinemas, on stage, and in galleries. He regularly gives workshops in analog film practice and is currently a lecturer in contextual studies at Ravensbourne University London. In many of his works, the rhythmical, painterly, and performative qualities of the analog film medium are foregrounded.


Further Information
: https://phytogram.blog/

Online Lecture: https://vimeo.com/427134512 

Workshops

Our workshops aim to increase knowledge amongst pioneers and newcomers, exploring new possibilities in the field of experimental
music, film and related areas

Previous workshops include:

Narrating Structures Videomapping Workshop with Blanca Regina
Directed free improvisation with Steve Beresford
Vocalise, a Vocal Workshop with Sharon Gal
Field Recording with Peter Cusack
The Art of Improvisation, a Workshop with Maggie Nicols
From Ear to Eye Workshop with Helen Frosi
Making bamboo reed flutes with Terry Day
Material Studies with Matthias Kispert & Blanca Regina

Mentoring

If you are working in the field of experimental music, art, and video and need advice on a project, we are available for mentoring sessions.

‘A mentor can serve as a critical sounding board at critical points throughout your creative career, providing an insider’s perspective and guidance you may not be able to get from other sources.
(Artist Mentor) 

Our mentors include:
Steve Beresford, Blanca Regina, Karel Doing, Pierre Bouvier Patron, Sharon Gal, and Matthias Kispert. 

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