“Exploring Analogue Cinema”. Workshop for children

General Information

Age: 6–9 (A), 10–12 (B)
Dates: 23/11
Time: 9:00–11:00 (A), 11:30–13:30 (B)
Place: Casa de la Juventud de Arrecife, Escuela de Arte Pancho Lasso
Places: 8 each group

Responsible for the Workshop

Salvi Vivancos es artista visual, historiador del arte y recuperador de cine de pequeño formato. Su proceso creativo se dirige hacia el cine experimental y expandido (8mm, Super-8 y 16mm) influenciado principalmente por la fotografía analógica, la memoria, el cine doméstico y el cine no narrativo. Como preservador de cine doméstico está al frente de los proyectos Memorias Celuloides y La Red del Cine Doméstico.

Ha impartido diversos talleres y charlas en lugares como los Festivales de Cartagena o Málaga, el Eye de Amsterdam, la Cineteca de México, la Cinemateca del MAM de Río de Janeiro o el Encuentro LEC de cine experimental en CDMX.

Description of the Workshop

These two two-hour courses were conceived to give little girls and boys their first introduction to film and cinema. During the two courses we will make 16mm or Super8 films without the need to actually use a camera; working directly with our hands and using various everyday materials like felt-tip markers, scrapers and ink.

Given by Salvi Vivancos, one of the founders of RED de Cine Doméstico, the association for the recovery and diffusion of home movies and videos, the course consists in working with existing films which have no archive or documentary value, using them as raw material to create a film especially for the occasion.

Before actually altering the existing film stills, and with the purpose of better explaining the way the film image works, the course will undertake a few practical exercises. These simple, fun and easy-to-grasp games will give the little children an understanding of the historical process from the static image of photography to the moving image of cinema, as well as showing them the function of light in the mechanical workings of cinematography.