ULLENS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
THEIR ATTACK IS OUR ESCAPE: Collage and the Undead Film: A Workshop
In our current oversaturated times, most commercial images live for only an instant and just as quickly die. However they don’t disappear. Like corpses that will not rot away they accumulate endlessly, filling up the space for thought, discussion and beauty. For those of us who are claustrophobic there is a simple way out. One needs only to cut, to glue, to color, to tape, to mask. Or to put it more simply: one has to chop up the bodies, sow them back together, shock them into life and watch them dance themselves out the door 24 frames per second, one undead film at a time.
The Collage film workshop aims to provide the knowledge necessary for the creation of non-camera16mm 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.
Made in collaboration with Juan David Gonzalez Monroy. This workshop is made possible with the generous support of the Goethe Institute Beijing.