no.w.here host a one-off workshop and screening with Chicago based artist filmmaker Ben Russell. Russell is an itinerant experimental filmmaker and curator who has shown his work and performed live at venues and festivals all over the world. His films range from rigorous experimental enthnographies to phenomenological cinematic investigations.
Russell will lead a session exploring the manipulation of sound and image through radical interventions in printing, processing and projection. The workshop will investigate theoretic and practical ideas around phenomenology in film, and the potential for cinema to have an immediate affect on the body and senses.
The workshop will begin with a screening of artists work related to ideas of phenomenology before moving into a hands on practical session where participants will construct light sensitive sound circuits, and learn about loop contact printing with high contrast print stock using no.w.here's Debrie contact printer. The workshop offers a good introduction to experimental uses of high contrast film stock, hand processing, creative contact printing and creative projection.
Please note no previous experience is required either in soldering, electronics, or film making to participate in this workshop.