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SUPERLUX Workshop: The Observational Camera with Margaret Salmon - FULLY BO...
Sun 23 April 2017, 10:30 – 16:30 BST
SUPERLUX Workshop: The Observational Camera, with Margaret Salmon
One day-workshop, led by artist Margaret Salmon, at Hospitalfield.
Free for SUPERLUX members.
This workshop will consider the differences between ‘observation’ and ‘documentation’ within filmmaking and artistic practices. Participants will be introduced to various historical and theoretical examples of both street photography and street filmmaking, including the presentation of Salmon’s own film Gibraltar (2013).
A practical introduction to two types of 16mm cameras that Salmon uses to make her own work, the Cannon Scoopic 16mm press camera and the Bolex will follow, before using these in a group filming exercise underpinned by the idea of engaging with a place in an ‘observational mode’. Following the workshop the resulting 16mm film stock will be developed and made available to participants online to view the results.
Artist Margaret Salmon will lead this workshop. Born in 1975 in Suffern, New York, Margaret lives and works in Glasgow. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday activities, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and infuse them with gentle grandeur, touching upon universal human themes. Adapting techniques drawn from various cinematic movements, such as Cinema Vérité, the European Avant Garde and Italian Neo-Realism, Salmon’s orchestrations of sound and image introduce a formal abstraction into the tradition of realist film.
Margaret Salmon won the first Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2006. Her work was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Berlin Biennale in 2010 and was featured in individual exhibitions at Witte de With in Rotterdam and Whitechapel Gallery in London among others.
Participants need to be a member of SUPERLUX to attend but it is free to join.
What is SUPERLUX?
Available and free to all Scotland-based artists, researchers and organisers, SUPERLUX is LUX Scotland’s membership programme.
With special events, bursaries, concessionary rates and a host of member-only opportunities, SUPERLUX is free to join through generous support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
I’m not an artist. Can I join SUPERLUX?
Yes. SUPERLUX is open to everyone based in Scotland. Our benefits are geared towards artists and art workers primarily operating in the field of artists’ moving image work, but everyone it welcome to join.
We encourage you to come on the Saturday, the day before the workshop, to see the artists' projects, talks, screening and dinner. Hospitalfield is offering accommodation to workshop participants to make this easier and asks that you pay a £5 booking fee to help us manage this. Places are limited so please book early. Contact Laura Simpson at Hospitalfield with any questions. The accommodation will be in Hospitalfield House or adjoining cottage and will be in shared rooms.