1 credit: Alternative Darkroom Processes: Found Footage as Matter and as Memory

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IMA Number: IMA#tbd | 1 credits
Course Type: Production
Professor: Josh Lewis
This class meets Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd and 4th - 10:30am-6pm in off site
Full Course Description:

This course will introduce ways of manipulating and re-contextualizing found footage through the use of alternative and experimental darkroom processes. Students are encouraged to bring in their own personal/ family/ found films on 16mm, Super 8, or 35mm still negatives but found footage will also be provided.  Together we will devise experiments to duplicate and treat this footage tailored to the specific story of each.  Techniques we will explore include multiple exposures, solarizations, color tinting and toning, masking, resists, & mordançage.  Through our hands-on experiments, students will begin to question how altering the material of film itself can alter the image’s meaning, affective potency, and function as a vehicle of memory.

Permissions: Contact Instructor with interest in course based on your background for approval. Cleared after advisement with IMA Director and Program Coordinator.