Advanced Direct Animation [In-Person] Workshop with Nazlı Dinçel
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Nazlı Dinçel’s films engage themes of disruption, arousal, immigration, trauma, and the body, for an afternoon exploring the physical properties of 16mm celluloid film. Participants will learn how to manipulate the physical surface, color, and texture of both found footage and clear 16mm film strips with direct hands-on techniques and in a supportive and collaborative environment be given time to create on their own. A variety of techniques and tools will be employed, from scratching or typing directly into the film emulsion to punching holes and even sewing through the film, in addition to adding color with inks and marker. This type of cameraless filmmaking (or direct animation) is a meditative process for filmmaker Dinçel in which the analog film becomes a sort of metaphor for the body. Participants are encouraged to come ready to experiment.
Born in Ankara, Turkey, artist and filmmaker Nazlı Dinçel currently resides in Milwaukee. While they are known for their films, they work across a number of mediums, drawing inspiration from Turkish weaving and rug-making. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Buenos Aires International Film Festival, among many others. In addition to their art practice, Dinçel is building an artist-run film laboratory, part of a global network of collectives dedicated to exploring the possibilities of analog filmmaking.