Super 8 Film Workshop
Pierce, Puncture, Splice
Tuesday 13 May, 7pm
Inspired by Shezad Dawood’s use of film and in-camera editing techniques artist Serena Korda will conduct an experimental film workshop.
Exploring the tangible qualities of film you will be encouraged to pierce, puncture, burn, cut up and splice back together your own abstract expressionist film using exposed reels of super 8. Collaborating with other participants you will join together your collaged filmstrips to make one reel of film. The films will be projected at different stages of their development, giving you the opportunity to see what effects you like. Armed with this knowledge you will make a new film with a more considered approach to this playful form of experimentation.
These techniques are inspired by early pioneers of experimental film such as Stan Brakhage and Len Lye.
Serena Korda (b. 1979, London) lives and works in London. She studied at Middlesex University and completed her MA in Printmaking at Royal College of Art in 2009.
Through large-scale ensemble performances, film and sculpture she examines the secret life of objects and our latent desire to find pleasure in fear. Underpinning her practice is a search to find and highlight ritual in the everyday developed through encounters, conversations and the researching of abandoned histories. Audiences are often encouraged to participate at some point in her process creating collective experiences that often focus on the forgotten and overlooked.
She recently had a solo exhibition Aping the Beast at Camden Arts Centre, London and The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. Her films and performances have been shown in various exhibitions including: Laid to Rest, Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, Wellcome Collection, London (2011); ‘Spaces for the Imagination’ Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011); and The Library of Secrets, New Art Gallery Walsall; Whitstable Biennale (2008/2009). In 2012 she had a residency at Camden Arts Centre for which she produced a performance: ‘Decosa,Tradition Stockholm, keifer pin’. In 2012 she created W.A.M.A The Work as Movement Archive, a public artwork for Barton Hill Bristol.
Image credit: Serena Korda, Transmitters (film still), 2013