WORKSHOPS

Photos from Athens

Here are some photos from our most recent workshop held in Athens, published on http://www.2010lab.tv/

Hand Over Cinema Workshop Athens


Alex Kondos of LabA hanging film strips to dry


Clara Bausch of LaborBerlin demonstrating use of Super 8 cameras


Vassilis Bourikas of LabA demonstrates film loading at the Goethe Centre


Ben Russell introduces his film, made with Guillaume Callieau


Double projector piece by Natasha Efstadiades

HAND OVER CINEMA

07.–13.09.2011 // LabA, L. Alexandras 9, 2. Etage // und Goethe-Institut Athen // Internationale Cineasten, renommierte Filmemacher, Künstler, Studierende aber auch Amateure stellen in einem Workshop in Athen eigenhändig ihre Filme über die griechische Hauptstadt her: Sie drehen (Super 8, 16mm), entwickeln, schneiden, projizieren selbst. Sie machen die künstlerische Laborarbeit sowohl mit dem Medium als auch mit dem Material „Film“ sichtbar und belichten dabei ihre Betrachtungen über die Stadt Athen im Jahre 2011.

Die Tutoren des Workshops: Vassily Bourikas, Maria Kourkouta, Yanni Yaxas vom Filmkollektiv LabA (Labor Athen) und Michel Balague, Clara Bausch, Guillaume Cailleau und Philip Widmann vom Filmkollektiv LaborBerlin.

Zusätzlich zu dem Workshop finden öffentliche Filmvorführungen und Gespräche statt: Am Montag, den 12.09.2011, zeigen LabA und LaborBerlin ihre handgemachten Filme aus den letzten Jahren und am Dienstag, den 13.09.2011, können Sie dann Filme sehen, die im Rahmen des Workshops entstanden sind. Diese Filme werden zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt auch im LaborBerlin präsentiert.

Hand over Cinema
Athen 2011–Filme von Hand
Eine Koproduktion des Goethe-Instituts Athen mit LabA, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem LaborBerlin.

LaborBerlin Screening Athen 2011
Pan of the Landscape, Christopher Becks 2005
Duke, Clara Bausch 2009
Pas A Pas, Sophie Watzlawick 2011
False Friends, Sylvia Schedelbauer 2007
Destination Finale, Philip Widmann 2008
POSTCARDS Bruxelles -La mort d’un investigateur, M. Dullius & G. Jahn 2008
POSTCARDS Florianópolis -O nascimento de Vênus, M. Dullius & G. Jahn 2008
POSTCARDS Porto -Mummia, M. Dullius & G. Jahn 2007
Beyrouth, Aautomne 2005 (1), Leïla Saadna 2005
H(I)J, Guillaume Cailleau 2009
Enter, Anja Dornieden 2010
Copiepirate, Irène Revolte 2007
How To Catch A Mole, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy 2009

Kurator: Vassily Bourikas – Filmemacher, Filmkurator, Mitbegründer von LabA

Download des Flyers

photos from the workshop
http://www.2010lab.tv/en/blog/keeping-film-flame-alive-0

Anja and Juan featured in Chinese Press


Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy are back from Beijing, where they conducted a workshop at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Arts. Here is some feedback in the local Chinese press. Some things were lost in translation, some pictures have the wrong descriptions and one report used a picture of l’Abominable, but overall the response was very positive. A lot of people came to the talk about Labor and the workshop, had many questions and were interested in analog film.

We particularly love seeing our logo with Chinese characters

Here are some photos and an interview with Anja and Juan in Chinese
http://www.mask9.com/node/35698

Nice image gallery of the workshop
http://culture.ifeng.com/gaoqing/detail_2011_08/07/8230447_0.shtml

Publicity for the workshop
http://culture.ifeng.com/whrd/detail_2011_08/09/8263111_0.shtml
http://www.chinanews.com/tp/2011/08-07/3239317.shtml

Download an English article, published in the Global Times
Making Films Without Cameras

Their Attack is Our Escape

Film Workshop
LaborBerlin members Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy are in China to work on their latest film projects. They will also be in Beijing to teach a workshop at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and present a film program with films of LaborBerlin members. This project is made possible with the generous support of the Goethe Institute Beijing.

Their Attack is Our Escape. Collage and the Undead Film: A Workshop
UCCA Beijing, China

On August 5th and 6th, experimental filmmakers Juan David Gonzalez Monroy and Anja Dornieden will conduct a Collage film workshop which aims to provide knowledge necessary for the creation of non-camera 16mm films with the use of a variety of collage techniques. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn to directly manipulate 16mm film by cutting, gluing, taping and transferring images, text and other found materials onto a clear film base. Using newspapers, magazines, color gels, photocopies, and computer printouts each participant will bring these images back to life by creating their own short experimental film. In the course of two 4-hour sessions, participants will first learn about the principles of 16mm film and the history of collage as a filmmaking technique. They will get a hands-on overview of the basic collage techniques, from which they will choose and apply to their own films. Experimental films that use similar techniques will be screened to provide participants with context and examples for their own projects.
Each participant’s finished film will be projected at a screening party at the end of the workshop.

On August 4th, 7pm, Anja and Juan will give a talk about LaborBerlin, the independent lab model, and the experimental filmmaking scene in Berlin.
Click here to read more about the workshop and about the artists

Film program from LaborBerlin
Don’t look Back, Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius, 2009
Easy Glow, Tobias Kraft, 2011
TB TX DANCE, Roger Beebe, 2006
I love Roadmovie, Clara Bausch, 2008
False Friends, Sylvia Schedelbauer, 2007
Amours Fantômes, Sophie Watzlawick, 2003
How To Catch A Mole, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, 2009
Destination Finale, Phillip Widmann, 2008
Enter, Anja Dornieden, 2010
H(i)J, Guillaume Cailleau, 2009
Awe Shocks, Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, 2011
Ouverture, Christopher Becks, 2010

See some press response here
http://laborberlin.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/anja-and-juan-featured-in-chinese-press/

Cinematic Cartographies

Workshop: Cinematic Cartographies, with Roger Beebe and Wes Kline May 16th through June 17th, Monday to Friday 10:30 to 13:00.

This is a film production course, but its approach is primarily theoretical rather than technical.

How do we locate ourselves within the new global economic system? What connections can we make between our local environment and the bigger stage of multinational capitalism? These are the big questions that this course hopes to begin to answer by the end of the semester, but it will start more modestly with a series of mappings of more local areas and structures (specific buildings, streets, neighborhoods, etc.) before building to representations of the city itself and then finally tackling the more abstract issues of nation and the world system of global capital. We will be looking at various historical attempts at representing the world on these different scales (mostly in experimental film and video), but we will also look at some of the more ambitious literary and theoretical attempts at such mapping, including Fredric Jameson’s work on “cognitive mapping,” the Situationists’ radical urbanism, contemporary architectural theory, etc.

Practically, the course will focus on aesthetic approaches to this project of cognitive mapping. Students will produce a series of short exercises designed to tackle these progressively larger scales of representation while simultaneously exploring the basics of moving-image work. The course should provide a good way of engaging with Berlin, its geography, its history, and its people while concurrently developing a set of technical and aesthetic strategies. While the primary focus will be on super 8mm filmmaking, students may elect instead to do photo-essays, write fictions, or experiment in non-traditional essay forms instead. In cooperation with the University of Florida, Gainesville.

2011: first steps first experiments

Here are a couple of photos from our first workshop in 2011: Tests confirmed that we will eventually be able to use the Crass animation stand as a step contact printer!

And some details for those who might like to know:

Settings were at 1/2 sec exposure, open shutter, different stops from 2-8

Film stock:

  • Orwo UN54 as Neg, developed in D96
  • Orwo PF2 as Printfilm, developed in D97

Results were good but there are some tech issues we need to figure out and fix, so stay tuned for more!

Interflugs Summer Academy 2009

Im Sommer 2009 wurden wir, das LaborBerlin e.V., von Interflugs eingeladen zur Sommerakademie beizutragen. Innerhalb einer Woche präsentierte das Labor-Team ein breites Spektrum an Möglichkeiten, und technischem Equipment mit analogem Filmmaterial zu arbeiten. So konnten die Teilnehmer einen Einblick in das technischen Grundwissen der Filmpostproduktion erlangen, um ihre eigenen Projekte selbstständig durchführen zu können, sowie in der Lage wären ein eigenes Labor aufzubauen und ihr Wissen weiterzugeben. Während einer Woche filmten, kratzten, animierten, rotoscopierten und entwickelten die Teilnehmer.

So dass 1 ½ Stunden Filmmaterial entstand, welches wir am letzten Tag des Workshops öffentlich vorführten. Diese Veranstalltung war ein Fest und ließ uns mit einer gewissen Vorfreude auf die im entstehen begriffende kleine selbstorganisierte Plattform zurück.

Teilnehmer:
Beatrice Marchi, Yala Juchmann, Daniel Izquierdo, Katharina Merten,  Natalia
Fentisova, Hanna Husberg, John McLean, Griet Pauwels, Darya  Zargorskaya, Jerome Bouchindhomme, Eduarda Ribeiro, Matthias de  Groof, Kristin Rogghe, Koen Depoortere, Marina Najjar

Besonderen Dank an:
Leila Saadna, Iana Stefanova, Michel Balagué. Gustavo Jahn,  Christoph Manz, Cristóvão A. dos Reis,Melissa Dullius, Clara  Bausch, Sofia Perotta, Svetlana Ivanova, Sara Lehn, Naomi Hennig,  Linn Löffler, Steffanie Gaus, Achim Sieloff, Stefan Oliveira-Pita,  Marcin Malaszczak

Supported by :
Labor Berlin e.V.
Interflugs

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LaborBerlin e.V. was invited by Interflugs to take part in the Summer Academy 2009. Over a period of one week, the lab team offered the participants a variety of materials and facilities, needed to work with analogue film. This was necessary in order to make them feel confident to autonomously pursue their personal projects and consequentially to pass their knowledge on to others. During this week, all the participants filmed, processed, rotoscoped, scratched and painted directly onto film.

All resulted in an hour-and-half film material, which was shown during a public screening, on the last day of the workshop. This event was a real celebration and left us all with the promise for the future creation of a small, self-organised platform.

Participants:
Beatrice Marchi, Yala Juchmann, Daniel Izquierdo, Katharina Merten,  Natalia
Fentisova, Hanna Husberg, John McLean, Griet Pauwels, Darya  Zargorskaya,, Jerome Bouchindhomme, Eduarda Ribeiro, Matthias de  Groof, Kristin Rogghe, Koen Depoortere, Marina Najjar

Special thanks to:
Leila Saadna, Iana Stefanova, Michel Balagué. Gustavo Jahn,  Christoph Manz, Cristóvão A. dos Reis,Melissa Dullius, Clara  Bausch, Sofia Perotta, Svetlana Ivanova, Sara Lehn, Naomi Hennig,  Linn Löffler, Steffanie Gaus, Achim Sieloff, Stefan Oliveira-Pita,  Marcin Malaszczak

Supported by :
Labor Berlin e.V.
Interflugs