What a waste! Converting trash into working film developers
About this workshop
Andrés Pardo is a one of the strangest photographers in the world. He is the founder of Curioso Lab, dedicated to finding plant-based and eco-friendly ways to process film. He can make photographs from anything – carrots, used coffee grounds, cardboard, hibiscus, old pasta water, lemons, and clementine peel. Join him for a short school of mad experiments and learn how to make non-toxic, biodegradable photographs from food waste.
This is a two-session online course focused on black and white film processing, using food waste as a source for developing agents. You don't need any experience in processing film or chemistry. We will cover all the steps to build photo developers using common household wastes and easy-to-find chemicals following old and forgotten methods.
The course will be via Zoom in two sessions, with a week in between to work remotely on your own experiments, assisted over email by Andrés Pardo.
- Saturday 22 April, 2.30–4.30pm (BST): tutorial and demonstration
- One week to practice and play
- Saturday 28 April, 2.30–4.30pm (BST): sharing experiments
You will need to provide your own materials and equipment. We will send a full list with suggested suppliers.
Andrés Pardo is a filmmaker, experimental artist, and film lab researcher. Following old and forgotten techniques, like a modern alchemist, seeks to convert trash into natural solutions for film development. He is the founder of Curioso Lab, dedicated to finding plant-based and eco-friendly ways to process film.
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