Hybridization of New & Old Technologies in Handmade Films

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Hybridization of New & Old Technologies in Handmade Films

Explore the re-contextualizing of imagery through 16mm filmmaking!

By Tasmeem 2022, Radical Futures

When and where

Date and time

March 9, 2022 · 9am - March 10, 2022 · 12pm +03


VCUarts Qatar Room 268 Doha, Al Rayyan Municipality Qatar

About this event

Two-day in-person workshop by Sarah Smith (Assistant Professor of Photography at PrattMWP)

  • 9th March & 10th March 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Room 282
  • Upon Registration Only

Participants will engage in two collaborative, handmade 16mm films. The process of creation and destruction are both featured in similar but disparate processes that we will explore. These processes build on the hybridization of new and old technologies while engaging with the reuse of preexisting materials.

The first film is an exercise in making something out of nothing. Using clear and black 16mm film leader as a base, participants will create handmade films using demonstrated techniques. We will question how you create a narrative, tension, and rhythm while only using color and abstract forms. The second film which features the act of destruction is about remixing and appropriating clips that already exist with the end goal of changing the context of the original film.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only.

About the organizer

The 2022 conference Radical Futures addresses the role of design in shaping the future. Tasmeem Doha 2022: Radical Futures is an inclusive and multi-faceted view of the future, one that not only speculates on technological advancements—but on future threats and changes whether environmental, geographical, cultural, or social. Now more than ever, we must ask pertinent questions, raise critical dialogues, and respond with clarity.

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