no.w.here is pleased to present a two day workshop in expanded cinema & optical sound, led by Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo.
Using the no.w.here laboratory as an open platform for experimentation, artists will explore ways of overlapping analogue and digital technology to create immediate forms of image and optical (photographic) sound creation.
Participants will play with the possibilities inherent in 16mm film projectors, by exploring the mechanics of the machines and expanded modes of film performance, such as the use of the projectors as live instruments. The workshop will include darkroom hand processing of film, different kinds of copying techniques (flat printing or pic sync printing) and will include Lynn and Guy performing some of their live multi-projector works, which they have been touring under the heading 'Live Cinema'
'None of this is high-tech, just come with an open mind."
Please note for this workshop no prior experience of film technology or making is needed. Please feel free to bring material (paper, fabric etc) with strong bold patterns to create optical sound patterns on film.
Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the late 1960s. His film works, which often include serial forms and live performance, are characterised by an enduring concern with time and light as the fundamentals of cinema. In his multi-projection performances, the mechanics of film projection become an integral part of the viewing experience through manipulation of both projector and image. Sherwin was closely associated with the British avant-garde film movement centered on The London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s. Sherwin’s films have been widely exhibited in England and internationally including, ‘Film as Film’ Hayward Gallery (1979); ‘Live in Your Head’, Whitechapel Gallery (2000); ‘Shoot Shoot Shoot’, Tate Modern (2002); ‘A Century of Artists’ Film & Video’, Tate Britain (2003/4). His work has also been shown on BBC2, Channel 4 and Arte TV, France. Solo shows include San Francisco Cinematheque, LUX, London, International Film Festival, Rotterdam and Image Forum, Tokyo. He lives in London and teaches at Middlesex University, the University of Wolverhampton.
Lynn Loo is originally from Singapore and is currently based in London. Lynn Loo made a transition from a musical background to film making in 1997. She studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she acquired her Bachelor of Fine Art. Her films are described as compositions of images and sound that suggest narratives or convey an event without text or words. 'Unfinished Symphony' (2001, 16mm) and 'Floating' (2004, super-8) being good examples. In 2004, she was introduced to films made by artists involved in the London Filmmakers’ Co-op, which have influenced her present work which has moved to an investigation of celluloid and presentation of works in performative contexts using multiple projectors. Since 2005, she has been assisting and collaborating with Guy Sherwin in numerous film performances and projects. Her films have been included in numerous international festivals and galleries, and some are in the collection of the Asian Film Archive in Singapore. She was a recipient of the Anne Raymond Louis Foundation Fellowship, (Chicago 2001) and was a fellow artist at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire in 2004.
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