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13 Mar 2015

Call for Participants - Residency: Film for Artists – Site & Cycle

Still image from Modern Island by Eva Kolcze

Programmed Residency: Film for Artists – Site & Cycle
Artscape Gibraltar Point


Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones & Eva Kolcze Program Dates: June 1st –June 8th, 2015 Application Deadline: April 1st, 2015 Price: $750 + HST

Zoë Heyn-Jones & Eva Kolcze

Artscape Gibraltar Point
443 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island
M5J 2W2 Toronto, Ontario

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This hands-on filmmaking workshop, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on artisanal film techniques while engaging with the specific geography of the Toronto Islands.

Spend a week on beautiful Hanlan's Point investigating the compelling materiality of celluloid film. We will explore various hand-processing techniques on Super 8 and 16mm film, exploring the creative and aesthetic potential of film in conjunction with notions of site specificity and psychogeography.

We will embrace experimentation, chance, and accident in our process, thinking of the filmmaking process as a cycle not separate from the natural, ecological cycles that encompass our lives and practices. An alternative to traditional filmmaking instruction, we forego the rules in favour of integrating cycles of experimentation, growth, and decay.

We will teach you:
- Basic camera theory and how to use the Super 8 and Bolex 16mm cameras
- How to hand process black and white16mm and Super 8 film
- Decay techniques using bleach, soil, oil and salt
- Painting, drawing, and scratching on film; tinting and toning

We will provide:
- A bedroom and shared studio at Artscape Gibraltar Point
- Hands-on instruction supplemented by film screenings, and engagement with relevant literature
- Black and white film, darkroom chemistry and supplies
- Super 8 and Bolex cameras, though supplies will be limited and you are encouraged to bring your own

Participants are encouraged to share their own films, or films that inspire them, in several informal screenings.

Zoë Heyn-Jones is a Toronto-based researcher and visual artist whose handmade films have screened locally and internationally. Zoë is a member of the programming collective at Pleasure Dome and serves on the board of directors at LIFT (the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto). Zoë is a PhD student in Visual Arts at York University, focusing on experimental ethnography and expanded cinema. She studied cinema and anthropology at the University of Toronto, and holds an MA in Film Studies from Concordia University and an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University.

Eva Kolcze is a Toronto-based artist and filmmaker whose work explores themes of landscape, architecture and the body through material investigations with the surface of celluloid. Her work has screened locally and internationally at venues and festivals including Anthology Film Archives, The International Rotterdam Film Festival, The Images Festival, Nuit Blanche and Antimatter Film Festival. She holds an MFA in Film from York University and a BFA in Integrated Media from OCAD

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