Persistence of Medium: A New Century for Photochemical Arts
Following the shift towards digital technologies in the movie industry over the last several decades, new opportunities have presented themselves for moving-image artists and filmmakers working with analog film. As the massive commercial scale of the medium has decreased, new creative freedoms and possibilities have become available on a different scale, reinventing the way people work with and think about film.
Join the members of Process Reversal, a local non-profit organization, in a discussion about analog film’s continued popularity, accessibility, and necessity both as a creative and archival medium. Discussions will include Process Reversal’s own involvement with a relatively unknown international network of artists, filmmakers, and technicians dedicated to keeping photochemical processes relevant and affordable by sharing knowledge, resources, and technologies. This network, loosely known as the “artist-run film lab community”, has grown considerably over the last decade and has led to the establishment of new labs and workspaces across the globe, including an ongoing effort to open an artist-run motion picture workspace right here in Denver.