Material experiments with photography
In this workshop get inspired by the experimental work of Daisuke Yokota and discover how you can give new life to an old photograph.<br />

Yokota (Saitama, Japan, 1983) works with an old tradition and looks back to the intuitive experiments from the Provoke-generation. Work that he made years ago are the starting point for new art. Yokota recycles physical prints and edits them to create something new that is not determined with the camera but with other materials.

The workshop starts with a short tour through the exhibition Matter where the museum teacher will introduce you to the works of Yokota. Together you will discover his experimental art and be inspired by the volume and material of Yokota’s installations. After the tour you go outside to take pictures of interesting compositions and materials which will help you think of new ideas to edit your own photograph.

During the workshop you will work with one or more photographs that you take with you to Foam. This could be a photograph with a special memory, one that gives you a certain feeling or a strong emotion. This photograph is the foundation for the rest of the workshop and you are going to edit it in an experimental way. By using several mediums like adding digital images, copying, scanning and physical edits, you will work just like Yokota and discover new interpretations of your first photograph. During the workshop you work with the guidance of our professional museum teacher. The workshop will finish with an evaluation of eachother’s work.

Please note: this workshop is available in different languages, Dutch and English. The Dutch version will be given on 22 April and the English version will be on 29 April. Please make sure you choose the right date when signing up.

There are a limited amount of spots available, so be sure to sign up on time. Tickets are only valid for reserved dates. Unfortunately it is not possible to change dates or cancel without charge after your purchase has been made.

Foam provides Olympus OM-D cameras for this workshop. Of course, you are free to use your own camera if you prefer. In that case, remember to bring a fully charged battery, an empty SD card and a transfer cable. The use of your own materials is at your own risk.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Material experiments with photography