There are three parts to the activity. In the first, we view and discuss works from the Xcèntric Archive, focusing on the various techniques of film-making without a camera. We will also look at various theoretical concepts that help us to understand the basics of the cinematographic device.
In the second part, each participant will work on a fragment of celluloid (found footage and/or 35 mm transparent film), using the various techniques learned, and different materials and tools: paint, markers, hole punches, awl or punch, bleach, etc.
Finally, using a splicer, all the fragments generated will be joined together to create a collective film, which we’ll view on a Moviola. The workshop will end with a viewing and commentary of the work of each participant and the resulting collective film.
This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in analogue cinema and the visual arts; no prior knowledge is needed.