Join IASPIS Visiting Artists Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo for an afternoon of eco-friendly art-making as we work with local plants to create beautiful images on paper and cloth.
Cyanotypes are an early form of photography that turn blue when you dip them in water. Phytograms use the magic chemistry of flowers to leave ghostly silhouettes on recycled photo paper. Both processes are easy to learn, fun to make, and utilize organic, non-toxic ingredients. We will have organic materials on hand for workshop participants to use but feel free to bring a few flowers or leaves from your garden to create your own unique Cyanotype and Phytogram that you will take home at the end of the workshop. Everyone welcome!
Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr are filmmakers, educators and community cinema activists whose work is a catalyst for creative collaboration and positive social change. For the past twenty years, they have facilitated experimental cinematic programming for tens of thousands of people of all ages via the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit neighbourhood media arts center with a focus on analog film education and resources. In addition to their work at their home bases in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Lisa and Paolo travel the world, sharing handmade movies and music with local communities. They are guest artists at Konstepidemin until end of May 2023.