We (Photonic Wall / Katja Goljat & Andrej Firm) continue to research the power of liquid emulsion and it’s relation when applied to different physical media. For this exhibition the collection consists of works in a black and white analog technique on drywalls, especially designed for CVU Batana’s gallery space in Rovinj, Croatia. It was also a special moment for us as we uncovered our new Photonic Wall logo and held a cyanotype workshop for the residents of the city Rovinj, Croatia.
Happy december is that time of the year when we get creative with the little ones. 2nd year in a row our darkroom collective Mišnica GT22 was part of the December workshop/festival program – Vilinsko Mesto, Maribor. Once again we had some magic results in the photogram workshops, imagination has no limits when your work with kids.
After the successful premiere of the documentary at GT22, Maribor the short documentary about our performance/exhibition (Liquid Emulsion on Wall) at the Photonic Moments Festival 2014, Ljubljana went viral!
Today, an average western person takes seven photographs per day. (Source: first google hit for “number of photos taken per day per person.”)
In June 2014, strange events took place in a small gallery hidden in some back alley in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Two – average or not, European or not – photographers resurrected an almost forgotten craft, producing merely three pictures in three days.
People came to wonder at this extravagant behaviour, in the end producing hundreds of images in just one summer evening.
This film is mostly about what they did not see …
A big thank you to Miha Sagadin (video) and Matija Dolenc (Music) !
Special thanks to Jasnja Jernejšek (Photon) for organizing the event, Dime (Gallery Prostor) for lending the work space, Matija Dolenc for the live music performance made especially for this event and Miha Sagadin for helping out the entire time, plus filming/documenting the whole process!
We organized our second cyanotype workshop at ŠKUC. After the success and interest of the first workshop, we were invited to do another one. This time we expanded the workshop by adding the possibility to post-process (bleaching & toning) the cyanotypes with coffee, black tea, vinegar and other substances. The developing was done with our UV box a.k.a. UV Sandra.
We finally did it! By applying liquid photographic emulsion on the wall, we got a light-sensitive wall and then could project a negative image, which we developed & fixed (classical B&W photo development). It was our first try, I hope many more will follow and that we get better with time…
As Katja would say, “It has mistakes, but it’s there!”