Part One: A Tour exploring Croydon's Internet Cafes & Mobile Phone Repair shops
Saturday 10th January 1-3pm
Meet at Matthews Yard
Animator and artist Karolina Glusiec will led workshop participants on a tour around the many and varied internet cafes and mobile phone repair shops. We will use smart phones to photograph these places...cemetaries of broken pc laptops, booths, private things, families, loved ones, skype & webcams, downloads, music videos, public space, dodgy computers... Internet cafes are fascinating places.
We will supply smart phones for participants to use, but please do bring you own phone if you would prefer. BYOP!
Part Two: Animated film making & Editing
Saturday 24th January 1-3pm
Meet at Matthews Yard
In part two of 'A Web Of Things' we will explore social film making practices, aiming to develop an awareness and understanding of the spirit of animation. Animator Paul Harrison will work with participants to edit and refine the gathered material into short films, using source material from the first workshop. This workshop will demonstrate the use of both digital and open source software and it's ability to create animation in a speedy and cost affective way.
All materials will be provided.
About the artists:
Polish-born, London-based Karolina Glusiec was the overall winner of the 2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize with her film 'Velocity'. She graduated from MA Animation Course at Royal College of Art in the same year.
Karolina uses drawing and animation in her practice. She is interested in drawing, seeing, perceiving and capturing what we see. Her work is based on traditional and basic techniques which she uses as a starting point to explore the existing animation and filming techniques and to invent new ones. Karolina is also interested in photography as a part of our everyday life and in drawing as a part of communication, a language, handwriting.
Paul Harrison is an animation artist with a degree in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam. He will live, animate, occasionally write/think/procrastinate then die - until then he is busy co-curating Turf Projects group show A Pixel Or Digit? Whilst also being the co-founder and director of F/O/R/C/E (Free. Online. Radically. Collected. Education), he prefers concepts over theory and understanding over knowing (Always, without fail).
Admission FREE. Donations are accepted and will be put towards future Turf Projects events & exhibitions.
Booking is highly recommended.
The Stones of Croydon workshops are based on John Ruskin's principles outlined in 'The Stones of Venice' and are intended “not for the training of artists, but of people, who, by following the class, ‘might see greater beauties than they had hitherto seen in nature and in art, and thereby gain more pleasure in life’”.
Ruskin's grandmother was thought to have owned a pub on Croydon High Street; and as a child spent a lot of time visiting his uncle and aunt on Middle Street. To mark this connection, all fortnightly classes are intended to take place in and around the Croydon area. Workshops are led by professionals from the various fields of art, design and architecture to religion and literature; all areas that interested John Ruskin.
How to find us:
Train: West Croydon / East Croydon Stations are under 10 minutes walking distance
Bus stop: Croydon Library / Croydon Flyover
For more details contact:
Alice Cretney on 07929770174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With thanks to Arts Council England, O2 Think Big and Bryden Johnson for their kind support