Introduction to (un)intentional errors in analogue film and photography
The lecture includes historical and theoretical introductions to utilizing (un)intentional errors in analogue film and photography that is being adopted by artists as part of their artistic aesthetic. Starting from the most typical of mechanical defects – the scratch, ranging to errors in film processing, reticulation and cross-process, to more complex chemical “glitches” like mordançage this lecture aims to give an insight into early and contemporary experimental practices in analog media that are indisputable forerunners of what we call “glitch-art” in the work of artists working with digital media.
The lecture will also cover the history and practice of the Klubvizija SC film laboratory and the worldwide network of film laboratories that Klubvizija SC is a member of, including a short overview of the current preoccupation of artists and film technicians from the laboratories researching the field of creative and technical possibilities of the film tape.
About the lecturers
EJLA KOVAČEVIĆ is a member of the Klubvizija SC film laboratory from 2011, where she frequents a series of analogue film and photography workshops. From 2013 she assists the design and implementation of the laboratory’s annual program, providing technical assistance with workshops and individual member projects and functions as a representative of the laboratory abroad.
So far, she produced several short experimental films focusing on the research of alternative chemical processes and film techniques that were presented at several film festivals in Croatia and abroad as part of Klubvizija SC’s production presentation.
ANITA BUDIMIR is a videographer and a member of Klubvizija SC film laboratory since 2014 where she attends several 16mm film workshops and finds an interest for alternative chemical processes. She authored “level.303”, a 16mm film and the 16mm music video “Encounter”, which was made in collaboration with Ejla Kovačević.