Addressed to school children, this open workshop proposes the realisation of one or various collective micro·films emulating the "direct·on·film" technique, popularised in the mid·fifties by artists such as Norman Mclaren, Len Lye or Stan Brakhage.
This technique requires 16 or 35mm film·strips which, once manipulated, can be edited and screened in situ. Due to the high costs of 35mm film and its projection technicalities, we will use paper strips instead.
Firstly, we’ll draw on cash register paper rolls -as if they were film strips- with markers, paint rollers and/or stamps. We’ll focus on the lengthwise treatment of the drawing, and not so much on the crosswise (frame-to-frame) treatment.
We’ll draw perpendicular lines to demarcate the frames. We’ll then scan or take pictures of these frames, which will be edited and finally, screened. The result will be an abstract free-style collective film playing with dots and lines in constant motion, expansion and transformation.
The workshop will be held in two four-hour sessions on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of November 2009, from 11.00 AM to 3.00 PM.
matte paper rolls, markers, colored pens, acrylic paint, anilines, thin pencils, coloured ink, rulers, striker pins, magnifying glass, stickers, finger paints, gouache paint, paint rollers, foam balls, erasers, porex, sponges [to be used as rubber stamps] and some digital cameras.