Workshop: Phytograms & photographic emulsion
Monday, September 26th, 2022: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Phytograms have become a popular new eco-method amongst the film and photography community. Phytogram (made known by filmmaker Karel Doing), is a method, which utilizes plants and other organic material and uses them to imprint and develop images directly onto film emulsion. In this workshop participants get to try the technique in both photographic and 16mm film mediums and discover possible new ways to develop this technique further in their own artistic practices.
Elian Mikkola is a Finnish Moving Image Artist (of Karelian descent), and a white settler currently based between Treaty 4, Regina, and Montréal (Tiohtià:ke), Canada. Mikkola completed their MFA in Media Production in 2019 at the University of Regina. They work closely with both analog and digital images, movement and themes such as memory, spatial dependences and queer environmentalism.