Workshop inspired by Back to the Future
This workshop, inspired by the exhibition Back to the Future, is about experimenting with early photographic techniques that are also being used by contemporary artists.

Back to the Future juxtaposes the work of contemporary artists with the creations of some of photography’s early pioneers. Fueled by an experimental ethos, a growing number of contemporary artists are embracing the medium’s original materiality, techniques and processes to create radical new work. The artists selected for the exhibition Back to the Future touch on many of the fundamental principles of photography and by doing so honour the medium’s history whilst at the same time reinventing it.

During the workshop you will be introduced to different techniques from the past and present. These techniques are deployed to experience the role of coincidence in the photographic process. Taking as a starting point the work of contemporary artist Sam Falls and that of 19th century pioneer Anna Atkins, you will create your own photogram. The work of Onorato & Krebs from 2011, in which they experiment with shutter time and turning objects, invite you to enter the dark room and make ‘light still-lifes’.

Studio Universe (Dyptich), 2011 © Onorato and Krebs

The workshop will end with participants showing and discussing their results. All results will be sent to participants digitally and the analogue results can be taken home straight away.

There are a limited amount of spots available, so be sure to sign up in 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. The workshop is available in Dutch and English. The English version will be held on 10 March and the Dutch version on 3 March. Please make sure you choose the right date when signing up.

Foam provides Olympus OM-D cameras for this workshop. Of course, you are free to use your own camera if preferable. 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, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Workshop inspired by Back to the Future