Re/Lens Collaborative Projects

By in Retreats on May 8, 2015

Kelly Baker, Stefano Ortiz, Gilberte Saint-Preux

Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, 2015.

The video below was produced in the Re/Lens workshop, conducted by Amir Husak and Melissa Friedling at Union Docs.

DESCRIPTION: Workshop participants worked in a group of three (3) to creatively exploit artifacts and idiosyncrasies of both digital and analog systems. Retrofitting a variety of vintage lenses and other peculiar optics, they produced hybrid analog/digital images that challenge the prevailing, medium-induced aesthetics. The main objective of these exercises was to explore the space between digital and analog, vintage and contemporary, simulated and real, and aim for new aesthetic possibilities.

by Kelly Baker, Stefano Ortiz, Gilberte Saint-Preux

Tools used: Panasonic Lumix Micro 4/3 camera, Fotodiox C-mount to Micro 4/3 adapter, 75mm C-mount (Angieux) and a Kern Switar 25mm lens, plastic cutouts, light, screen made from 8 1/2 X 11 vellum on artist’s stretchers.

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