Part I (June 6) : direct animation and emulsion lifts.
â€œLift Offâ€ is a two part workshop examining material manipulations of 16mm film. The workshop will focus primarily on the emulsion lift and reticulation technique to explore degradation and decay. An emulsion lift is where film is immersed in a hot sodium carbonate solution, this causes the emulsion to reticulate and separate from the films base. Once separated the emulsion can be placed on a variety of separate materials; including another piece of clear film. This technique will combine direct animation with photochemical manipulation; to present a cohesive survey of material investigations to workshop participants.
Part II (June 7): DIY contact printing.
Emulsion lifted film cannot be projected directly because the film surface is so fragile. The second part of the workshop will focus on making film prints of the manipulated film. Film will be printed to black and white film via a synchronizer, used as a diy contact printer. Additionally prints will be made via direct exposure by placing film directly on unexposed stock. Part IIl examines darkroom photochemistry, making photograms, bi packing and double exposure printing of the material generated during the first part of the workshop.
Taylor Dunne and Eric Stewart are artists currently living in Colorado (USA). They share an affinity for 16mm filmmaking, and use photochemical processes as a means to explore the interconnectedness of time, history and the landscape. They are currently collaborating on a film investigating the history of uranium mining and nuclear weapons testing in the American Southwest.