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Foundation Workshops

A group children visiting a floating camera during the Kinder Kultur Monat, Kreuzberg, Berlin October, 2019

Day Workshop I: Drawing with light- a community drawing. An immersive experience of ‘Being Inside the Camera Obscura- an simple antiquarian device a walk-in photographic camera – essentially a darkened room, into which the outside light is allowed through the small aperture, and is projected upside down and reverse on the wall opposite. The power of light filling softly the room- alluding to the origins of photography. Participants explore the magic of science behind simple device of Camera Obscura. For a group of children, also those with hearing loss or visual impairment/ or a Family day out—open for everyone. Participants are invited inside the camera room to ‘chase the light’ projected inside. Using different pen colors provided, the group will be able to trace the light and create a communal drawing from the location in the city that the floating camera is placed for duration of the workshop.

Day Workshop II : Fundamental workshop learning basics of Photography- Exposing images while being inside the CameraSpecial workshops organized for underrepresented communities, but also occasionally open for general public to sign up. Group of up to 18 children are invited inside the camera room, after brief introduction of how the photographic camera works, they are given a sheets of B&W photographic paper, which they use to form the grid of photo sensitive material. After the exposure is made, each participant proceeds to develop the print using prepared chemistries. 

Duration of the workshop 2 to 4 hours -depending on the size of the group and requirements.

#1 Image Caption: Reichstag Building projected inside the Floating Camera, River Spree, Berlin. Photo: The Moving Camera Diary: Maciej Markowicz.
people inside giant camera
#3 Image Caption: Artist talk with Maciej Markowicz inside The Moving Camera at UNSEEN 2017. Photo Credit: Monika Gosciniak.
Reichstag Building exposition
2 Image Caption: Paper negative of Reichstag Building hanging inside the Floating Camera, River Spree, Berlin. Photo: The Moving Camera Diary: Maciej Markowicz.
people coming to giant camera obscura boat
#4 Image Caption: Artist talk with Maciej Markowicz inside The Moving Camera at ParisPhoto 2017. Markowicz demonstrates one of his floating camera’s lenses mounted in the ceiling that is specially designated for photographing the clouds. Photo Credit: Monika Gosciniak.

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