Workshop|Weinviertler Fotowochen | 30. 07. 2016 - 06. 08. 2016
While theater photographers primarily take scene photos during rehearsals, Karen Stuke has always been interested in the fuller picture. And so, without further ado, she has exposed an entire theater production onto a single negative with her camera obscura.
Of course, such time exposure does not reveal details. Instead, it suggests, light as a wafting veil, the fleeting movements of actors on a stage. In such long-term observations, time phases overlap and merge, forming a larger picture. Karen Stuke’s passion for the two means of artistic expression, theater and photography, is also reflected in her use of the camera obscura: The cardboard boxes formally mirror the proscenium stage.
The workshop will begin with an introduction into pinhole camera photography and its historical aspects. In addition to her different works, Karen Stuke will also present her cameras. Participants will then be helped in making their own cameras. No experience with camera or darkroom work is required. All materials necessary to construct a pinhole camera from simple containers, as for example from cardboard, tin cans or small wooden boxes, will be provided. Costumes for staging the participants' own images are also available. Any commercially available analog or digital camera may of course also be used in the workshop in addition to the camera obscura.
This workshop is suitable for both beginners, and also for experienced photographers who would like to bend the rules for once.
fee: 260.- Euro