Taking its cue from no.w.here's Reverberations event with Nicky Hamlyn, this two-day practical workshop with the artist will take a look at his locational approach to filmmaking by investigating and experimenting with the notion of 'room films'. The spatial and psychological dimensions of interior spaces and rooms have been an enduring subject of many experimental filmmakers including Hamlyn himself, Peter Gidal, Mirza/Butler, Vincent Grenier and Michael Snow.
Participants will learn how to operate a Bolex 16mm camera from one of the masters of the medium and will experiment with the way it may be used as a thinking tool to explore interior space.
Participants will then go on to look at how their footage can be shaped further in the lab through the creative and unconventional use of no.w.here's contact printer – a machine commonly used to create graded 16mm film prints.
All materials will be provided in the cost, and no prior experience is necessary.