Polaroid Manipulations Workshop
SATURDAY 21/04/2018 11 am to 2 pm
SATURDAY 28/04/2018 11 am to 2 pm
Max 10 participants
To coincide with the exhibition My Paris in Polaroids, we organize a Polaroid workshop where we will present a brief history of Polaroid film, since its inception in 1948, through the introduction of the Integral SX-70 film (1972), bankruptcy and production stop (2008), until its reincarnation through the Impossible Project and Polaroid Originals efforts to make it alive and produce a new film from the scratch.
The workshop will cover several different techniques for Polaroid film manipulation, based on the separation of its layers. All of these techniques were possible on most of the old Polaroid films, and they are still working on the new Impossible Project and Polaroid Originals films. The edges of the developed film are removed, the part that represents image, that is a kind of sandwich of twenty different layers, is soaked into warm water, the layers are separated, thus releasing a thin gelatinous emulsion that, like a jellyfish, floats in the water. This thin image layer can be transferred to any other support, paper, plexiglass, wooden veneer, …, it can be deformed, twisted, combined into a collage of multiple images, … Free your imagination, break the boundaries between art and photography, come and spend a couple of hours with us, to talk about Polaroid, to shoot and hold in the hands the real, physical instant photos and to make with them whatever we can imagine.
Participants do not need to have any prior knowledge, cameras and films are provided by Polaroid Originals, the number of participants per workshop is limited to 10.