Slit-Scan/Pinhole Photography Workshops

Inspired by ‘The False Memory Archive’ A.R. Hopwood

Slit-scan and pinhole photography creates abstracted ‘false’ images based not on one moment in time, but many. Objects are distorted and sometimes appear several times in the same photograph, like elements in a confused recollection that are recreated and jumbled by the mind.

Aside from these direct parallels with false memory, BBKP were inspired to use the slit-scan technique by A R Hopwood’s interest in manipulated UFO photographs. Although they were rendered obsolete by computer generated special effects, slit-scan cameras were used to manipulate moving images in several sci-fi films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek and Doctor Who. In 2001, slit-scan filming represents the extraterrestrial intelligence transferring information into Dave’s memory.

BBKP invite workshop participants to generate their own abstracted images in the Freud Museum and Garden, and to build simple slit-scan mounts for their own cameras or use BBKP’s own collection of equipment. If participants want to use their own cameras, they need to have manual exposure settings. BBKP will print selected images and display them around the museum during the day.

BBKP is an abbreviation of the surnames of four artists; Nathan Birchenough, Nicholas Brown, Craig Kao and Savvas Papasavva.

The four artists, having met during their Fine Art BA in 2007, began sharing residency, educational, and self-led experiences. Our works consist of multiple solutions to problems we perceive or land in, a workaholic’s eternal search. A biased re-telling of history emerges in our art writing; mixing an enthusiasm for political, social and historical concerns with performative interactions.

These interactions often occur in happenings, transportation or participatory workshops in which new works develop through learning and disseminating practical knowledge, within a novel environment.

This workshop is part of a series of events accompanying The False Memory Archive an exhibition by AR Hopwood – 11 June – 3 August 2014.

Duration 12 July 2014 - 12 July 2014
Times x 2 workshops at 12:00-14:00 and 3-5pm.
Cost £10 full price/£7 concessions + Freud members
Venue The Freud Museum London
Address 20 Maresfield Gardens London NW3 5SX, ,
Contact +44 (0)20 7435 2002 / /

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