Saturday 23rd February 2019
10am – 4pm
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In this workshop you will be constructing a makeshift darkroom. To begin, you will learn how to create a Lumen photogram print using daylight. Following on from this, you will use the skills needed to create a Lumen print to make a chemigram. We will apply household liquids and creams directly to photographic paper to create an abstract painterly image. You will learn how to apply developer and fixer to the photographic paper using experimental techniques. In the darkroom, we will use digital negatives to contact print an image, before using paintbrushes and spray bottles to selectively apply developer and fixer.
Participants will be required to send an image they would like to work with to Metal at least 1 week prior to the workshop so that the workshop leader can use these to prepare for the workshop. More details will be circulated in early February.
A donation of up to £7 will be required on the day to cover material costs.
About workshop leader Melanie King
Melanie King is an artist and curator with a specific focus on astronomy. She is co-Director of super/collider, Lumen Studios and the London Alternative Photography Collective. Melanie is currently studying towards a practice based PhD in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art (see Melanie’s research blog here). She is a graduate of the MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins and the BA Fine Art at Leeds Art University. Melanie is an external member of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Melanie is also a member of ITACCUS, the Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space
Melanie also organises participatory workshops in relation to her practice. She has developed workshops for the TATE Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, TATE Exchange, the Institute of Physics, East Street Arts, Kosmica: Mexico, SALT Festival: Norway, London College of Communication Short Courses, Photofusion, Phytology, Hackney Arts, Ditto Press and Brighton Photo Biennal.