Found Images Workshop
Saturday, 09 May 10AM-5PM
Cost: $70 (MEMBERS) OR $85 (NON MEMBERS)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, 07 May 2015
Instructor: Lindsey Bond
Found Images Workshop invites artists of all experience levels to experiment with found imagery in the black + white darkroom and digital workstation. Participants will discuss and explore traditional and current methods to modify and manipulate imagery including: solarization, collage, sandwiching negatives, scanograms, paper negatives and more…. Concepts that will be explored include: copyright, power of the owner/viewer, identity, place and slight of hand.
The workshop will begin by discussing found imagery brought in by participants and continue on to examine contemporary artists working with the found image including: Birthe Piontek, William Eakin, Joachim Schmid, Laura St. Pierre and more… The workshop will also take a tour through Cut-Up, a group exhibition with Lisa Stinner-Kun, Kristan Horton, Ming Hon + Kelsey Braun exploring the influence of collage on lens-based media, featuring video, performance, installation and photography.
Participants are encouraged to bring in found imagery/objects (analogue or digital). All other materials will be supplied. Please bring a bag lunch.
Lindsey Bond is a lens-based artist born in Edmonton, currently based in Winnipeg, Bond received her BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and studied Visual Communications at Edinburgh College of Art. Lindsey creates collaborative photographic and video works that explore the starting points of culture and sidelines of community. She works with a documentary ethic that speaks to an intentional combination of research, analogue processes and intuition. Subjects that focus her practice include: contemporary Canadian railway culture, chalk messages in urban space and the bridge as gateway and barrier. Bond’s work has been exhibited across Canada.
Call PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts and drop off payment (cash or cheque) during gallery hours, Tues-Sat, 12 – 5 pm. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Participants must register by Thursday, 07 May at 4:00pm. Registration is confirmed upon payment in full; fees include the cost of all or most materials.
Participants who cancel up to 2 business days prior to workshop will receive a refund minus a $25 administrative fee. PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts reserves the right to cancel or reschedule workshops with a full refund.
Image Credit: Great Grandma’s Tracks, Lindsey Bond, 2011