Camera-less film, In the Shadow of the Hand, Deveron Projects
Film stills, cameraless 16mm and 250D, scanning by James Holcombe, Frome; during the workshop we used Diamine writing inks, Letraset pens, Sharpie pens on 16mm clear leader and found footage. Elsewhere participants spliced in flowers and insect wings. Participants also used hole punches, nails to punch holes in old exposed film strips and direct scraping or making-making. One participant used lipstick and saliva, I think to explore the possibility of bacteria forming. We didn’t use Karel Doing’s Phytography technique, but will likely explore this method at a separate workshop. Thanks to Adam Lockhart, DJCAD for use of the tape splicer. I am likely to capture some of the film debris on 200T on extension tubes at a later date. Public screening of the films to be announced.
The 8 images below are from a camera less film test using yellow letraset pens, which before gave a gold lead effect, and one black writing ink, which gave a metallic feel, like silver, mercury, chrome. Impressions were taken off of US coins, quarters and dimes. So some lettering appears. This sequence was made in Sonoma County, California, December 2022.