316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road
Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd April
10:30 – 5pm. Open to 8 participants, £130 non-members, £90 members
MetalkinG comprises Riojim and Richarles Bronson who use 16mm projectors as both improvisational tools, alongside electric guitar, effects and sound processing the outcome of which is a live performance with genuine real time collaboration between projectionist and musician, sound and images. Riojim’s film work involves heavy found footage processing, and the use of both simple and intricate lab processes to create images. Riojim is a member of Levox, who currently run the French Atelier MTK, based In Grenoble. This workshop coincides with a MetalkinG performance at Café Oto in Dalston on Saturday 3rd April at 8pm. Tickets: £6 at CAFÉ OTO, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Riojim will guide you through creating loops of film through hand contact printing (flat printing in the darkroom), hand processing using both E6 and C41 colour positive and negative chemicals, scratch mixed black and white positive chemistry, esoteric chemical cross processes, basic optical printing and the use of slow and fast motion, fades and tinting and toning film using filters, and creative expanded projection.
This heavily practical two-day workshop is suitable for both absolute beginners to film, as well as those artists who may be interested in expanding their horizons. The workshop will use found footage sourced from no.w.here’s archive, although you are welcome to bring your own to work with (around 2-3 meters of film for loop work) – with the caveat that due to the nature of the workshop and processes involved this should not include footage that is the apple of your eye.
Etienne Caire runs the Atelier MTK in Grenoble where he teaches DIY film processing,
contact and optical printing, editing…Etienne is particularly attracted to abstract animation, the pleasure of physically modifiying images on the film via twisted and other chemical treatments frowned on by professional labs. He pushes the possibilities of the emulsion to the edge. The material produced in laboratory becomes a work of improvisation integrating all the parameters of projection. By means of prepared projectors, he varies the speed of screening the film, the size and shape of the frame, intensity of light, and superimposies images to create a real visual music.
Richarles Bronson has been at the forefront of totally fucked up improvisation for over a decade, and his latest explorations of ruined electric guitars have been a revelation for those caught in the post-Derek Bailey cul-de-sac.