Today we got real professionals working here, and the coming research room starts to look clean and shiny…
This is going to be our research office. Really!
It is a small room without any windows, between a photography darkroom and a serigraphy printing room, originally equipped with an Agfa process camera, meant to serve both serigraphy (and other printmaking techniques) and photography. The camera has been pulled apart and taken away; the demanding jobs it was able to do twenty years ago (with a skillful operator) are a child’s play for any contemporary computer user.
From those blue stains on the tables and floor you can tell that students have done some cyanotype printing, dripping the sensitizer here and there. There is going to be a lot of cleaning here …
We have officially started our project of alternative printing processes in photography and printmaking today! If you want to find out more about alternative processes please see the links on the sidebar.
Both of us Vedos artists are eagerly waiting for the semester to end soon (we have a few more weeks of teaching work to do) so that we can concentrate on some printing tests. One of the first tasks is to firmly determine, which from the multitude of altenative processes we will choose for studying and testing in detail.
Well, we are going to have a summer vacation too, and the intensive work with the project is going to be continued in the fall. We have also registered to the APIS – Alternative Photographic International Symposium – in Santa Fe, New Mexico in July.