Claudia Hausfeld

We are happy to host Claudia Hausfeld in our residency, February 5th until March 5th.

Claudia Hausfeld, born 1980 in Berlin, studied photography at the Zürich University of the Arts and completed her BA in fine arts from the Iceland Art Academy in 2012.

She works primarily with the deconstruction of the photographic image and creates spaces that play with the reliability of the visual.

Claudia has been an active member of several artist run initiatives in Iceland, Denmark and Switzerland and recently completed a three year membership of the of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavík. Additional to her artist practice, Claudia shares the management of the photography workshop of the Iceland Art Academy.

For the residency in Filmverkstaden, Claudia is continuing her work in the darkroom. She will be taking pictures in and around Vaasa and will be making analog prints that combine enlargements and photograms, thereby creating a personal view onto her surroundings.

Claudia will also be holding a workshop that looks into the making of photograms, a simple technique to investigate form. Further details about the workshop will be announced later.

More info on the works of Claudia Hausfeld

Basic 16mm filmmaking workshop

Start:25.01.2020 11:00 h
End:26.01.2020 17:00 h

Artist-in-residence Ieva Balode (LV) will teach a workshop in basic 16mm filmmaking.

Two day 16mm Bolex film workshop with filmmaker and BAL leading member Ieva Balode will teach you shooting and processing of 16mm black and white film.
Emphasis of the workshop will be on shooting with Bolex camera, developing the film using reversal process and projecting.

Programme: – introduction to 16mm film physical and chemical processes – introduction to 16mm Bolex film camera – 16mm film shooting – reversal film processing in a lab – introduction to a 16mm film projector – film screening

Participation fee: 70€

Binding registration by sending e-mail

Workshop will be held in English.

Generously supported by Nordic Culture Point, Taike and Svenska Kulturfonden

BalticNordic Filmscreening

18.01.2020 20:00 - 21:30 h

Film Programme

The programme consists of experimental films from analog film collectives in Sweden – STPLN and the Baltic States – Spongé Lab and Baltic Analog Lab – a collective of artists and filmmakers who chose analog film as a material to explore the cinematic essence of artistic filmmaking.
The programme consist of only analog films on 16mm and super8 formats – all unique copies shot and produced using hand processing. The filmmakers will be present and will tell about each film and the way it has been made.

Darkness. Inese Tīkmane, Laima Vainiņa. LV, 2017, 4’29, Super8
so…goodbye. Elizabete Mežule-Gricmane. LV, 2017, 3’, Super8
Take-Off. Signe Birkova. LV, 2016, 9’, HD
Equal Tense. Ieva Balode. LV, 2018, 7’, HD
Ieva & Dainis crack the code. Lāsma Bērtule. LV, 2018, 4’, Super8
Chromaflex. Baltic Analog Lab collective. LV, 2017, 6’30, 16mm
Chronos ABC . Vytautas Juozenas. LT, 12’
Observer. Vytautas Juozenas. LT, 16’

Free entrance!

Generously supported by Nordic Culture Point

Ieva Balode

Latvian artist/filmmaker Ieva Balode joins Filmverkstaden for a residency!

She will be working in the lab end of January/beginning of February, focusing on her new film with material shot in Ireland. Also she will teach a workshop on 16mm film.

Ieva Balode born in 1987, Riga, Latvia is an artist working with analog image. She has graduated from Latvian Academy of Art. In her artistic practice she is interested in human identity matters, which she explores through the language and philosophy of an image – both still and moving. Drawing inspiration from texts, archival materials and nature, the artist seeks to find the border between human consciousness and transcendence within it. Her interest in analog medium lies within the medium’s relation to nature and human perception. Coming from a media and fine arts background, her works are met both in art spaces such as den Frie, Copenhagen, 2019; Villa Vassilieff . Paris, 2018; 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, 2018; Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga,2018; Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, 2018; Riga Photomonth, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, 2018; Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art, Riga, 2016; Бükü, Leipzig, 2016 as well as international film festivals such as Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany, 2019; Moscow International Experimental Film Festival,Russia, 2018; Toronto International Film Festival. Canada, 2017; “Passing Through: We Are Not Done Yet”- film programme at Kinosaurus. Indonesia,2017; Belgrade International Experimental Film Festival, Serbia, 2017; Riga IFF, Latvia,2017; Experimental film festival “Process”, Latvia. 2017,2018, 2019; Festival “Zabroffka”, Poland (2013), Oslo Screen Festival, Oslo, 2012 etc.

Apart from her artistic work she is also a co-founder of artist collective Baltic Analog Lab in Riga where she teaches and curates educational events as well as she is a director and curator of experimental film festival “Process”: in Riga.

More info on the works of Ieva Balode


Start:16.01.2020 0:00 h
End:19.01.2020 0:00 h

Filmverkstaden has the pleasure to host a meeting with members from analog labs based in the baltic nordic region.
After meetings in Riga, Vilnius and Malmö, we will meet again in Vaasa. Participating labs in the network are Baltic Analog Lab (Riga, Latvia), STPLN (Malmö, Sweden), Spongé (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Polar Film Lab.

During the 4-day program, we will introduce our lab and its facilities, do a workshop together, enjoy films from all collectives and make plans for the future of the network.

Goal of the network is to get acqainted with each others labs, making new connections by networking and showing works for a new audience.

You are welcome to join the filmscreening tba soon!

Generously supported by the Nordic Culture Point

Julkortsfotogram - Christmas cards with photogram

07.12.2019 12:00 - 15:00 h

Välkomna och bekanta er med Filmverkstadens nya utrymmen på Korsholmsesplanaden 22 lördagen 7.12 kl. 12-15.

Kom med och pyssla julkort som vi gör julkortsfotogram av som framkallas i vårt mörkrum med Caffenolframkallare (snabbkaffe, soda och c-vitamin).
Ingen förhandsanmälan behövs. Evenemanget är avgiftsfritt.
Vi bjuder på glögg och pepparkakor!

Welcome to visit the new space for Filmverkstaden at Korsholmsesplanaden 22 on Saturday 12.7, 12-3 pm.

Come and make a Christmas card using the photogram-technique and develop it in our darkroom i Caffenol-developer (instant-coffee, soda and vitamin C.)
The event is free!

True Colours

16.11.2019 19:00 - 20:30 h

Filmverkstaden is happy to present another evening of mesmerising films, that all originated on analogue film.
Most films will be shown in their original analogue format in this film programme curated by Britt Al-Busultan.

Colour is a central theme this evening with each film showing a richness in colour that is so characteristic for analogue film. Whether it be artificial, multiplied or realistic colours, they all show true colours exploding from the screen into the space.

Words of Mercury – Jerome Hiler (US)
2010-2011 / 16mm / color / silent / 25’ 00
Words of Mercury is a silent film projected at 18fps. It has many layers of super-impositions which were all shot in the camera. It moves from a stark Wintery world and slowly develops into a place of overgrowth and richness that is almost suffocating and which re-invites death.

Atomic Garden – Ana Vaz (BR)
2018 / digital projection of original 16mm / color / sound / 8’ 00
« We could say that a firework is not different from a tree, or from a big artificial flower that grows, develops, flowers and dies in a few seconds. Withered, finally, it soon disappears in unrecognizable fragments. Well, let’s take this firework and make it last for a month, and we will have a flower with all the characteristics of other flowers. Or so, inverting the order of factors, may we imagine that the seed of a plant can explode like a bomb. » – Bruno Munari

Idyll – Esther Urlus (NL)
2008 / 16mm / color / sound / 6’ 00
An attack of imagined nostalgia for childhood. The applied do-it-yourself bas-relief print technique ensures a coloured image.

Colour Separation – Chris Welsby (UK)
1974-1976 / 16mm / color / silent / 2’ 30
This film is based on the colour separation process. High contrast film stock was run three times through a stationary camera; once for each of the light primaries. In the composite image, anything moving is represented in primary or secondary colour whilst anything still, having been filmed through all three filters, is represented in “correct” colour.

When projected the film resembles a moving impressionist painting but the passing of time is not represented by the coloured marks of a painters brush but by the colored emulsion of the film stock.

High View – Simon Liu (UK/HK)
2017 /digital projection of original 16mm Quadruple Projection /colour / sound / 20’00
“Upon the North Point a torrential downpour of instants tease their way into sight, but never fully form. Shutter-induced memories reduced to speckles, dissipating into fog. Here, my initial disappointments in a material defect morph into opportunity – satisfying an itch to melt instances together, to see any number of places as one.

I want to go home. These images were meant to show us what goes where – but I can’t make out the path. Maybe we should lay them all out on the floor and try to put the pieces back together. In another five days, I’ll need to leave.” — SL

Free entrance!

Bring Your Own drinks

Generously supported by Taike and Svenska Kulturfonden

Wetplate Photography Course

Start:07.09.2019 14:00 h
End:08.09.2019 18:00 h

Välkomna på kurs i våtplåtsfotografering!

Filmverkstaden ordnar en kurs i våtplåtsfotografering, även kallad kollodiumprocessen, med Gunnar Bäckman i föreningens nya utrymmen på Korsholmsesplanaden i Vasa 7-8 september.
Våtplåtsfotografering är 1800-talets fototeknik där man själv tillverkar det ljuskänsliga materialet som man fotograferar på.
Kursen består av föreläsning om tekniken med våtplåtsfotograferingen samt visning av Gunnar Bäckmans egna arbeten.
I vårt mörkrum prepareras aluminiumplåtar med ljuskänslig kollodiumlösning som vi sedan fotograferar på med en storformatskamera. Alla deltagare får prova på tekniken och får med sig minst en plåt hem som man själv fotograferat på. Inga förkunskaper krävs.
Det finns endast ett begränsat antal platser på kursen och Filmverkstadens medlemmar har som det första möjlighet att anmäla sig.

Lördag 7.9
kl. 14 – ca 18 vid Filmverkstaden.
Teori med föreläsning om historien och tekniken bakom våtplåtsfotografering samt Gunnar Bäckmans egna arbeten.
Om det finns tid bekantar vi oss även med kamera och mörkrummet denna dag och framställer en bild.

Söndag 8.9
Start kl. 10
Praktisk fotografering med våtplåt. Alla deltagare ska få ta åtminstone en bild med en storformatskamera på en plåt som man preparerat och sedan framkallat i mörkrummet.
ca 12-13 tid för lunch. Bekostas av deltagarna själva. Man kan också ta med egen lunch. Mikro finns på plats.
Eftermiddagen fortsätter med fotograferingen.
ca 18 avrundning för kursen.

Kaffe och te samt något smått tilltugg bjuder Filmverkstaden på under dagen.

Gunnar Bäckman är pensionerad pressfotograf från Vasabladet med lång erfarenhet av analog fotografering. Under de senaste åren har han sysslat med våtplåtsfotografering bl.a. på museiområdet Stundars och i sin studio i Vasa.
Kursen hålls i huvudsak på svenska men med möjlighet till viss tolkning till finska och engelska.

Kurspris: 50 euro inklusive materialkostnader.
Anmälning till Daniel
OBS! Det finns ett begränsat antal deltagarplatser på kursen!

Welcome to a course in wet plate photography!

Filmverkstaden is organizing a workshop in wet plate collodion process photography with Gunnar Bäckman at our new space i Vaasa at the 7-8 of September.
During the course we will learn about the history and technique of wet plate photography as well as taking part of the work of Gunnar Bäckman. In our darkroom we will prepare aluminum plates with light sensitive collodion which we will then use to take photographs on using a large format camera. All participants is given the chance to try this technique and to take at least one plate home which you have taken your photograph on. No previous knowledge is required.

Saturday 7th September
Course start at 2 pm and continues to about 6 pm at the Filmverkstaden place in Vaasa.
Theoretical gone through of the wet plate photographic process as well as the works of Gunnar Bäckman.

Sunday 8th September
Start at 10 am.
Practical photography with a large format camera and darkroom work.
About 12-1 pm time for lunch. You pay for the lunch yourself or have it with you. There is a microwave oven at the place.
Photographing continues during the afternoon.
About 6 pm end of the course.

Course fee is 50 euro.

Gunnar Bäckman is a retired press photographer in Vaasa with a long experience of analogue photography. During the last years he has experimented with the collodion process at his studio in Vaasa.
The workshop will be held mainly in Swedish but there can be possibilities for some translation to English or Finnish.
Please register for the course by sending an e-mail to Daniel before the 25th of August. There is a limited amount of participants in the course!

Landscape at Large

08.06.2019 20:00 - 21:30 h

Filmverkstaden is very proud to present an evening with amazing films by film makers from all over the globe.
All films originated on analog film, and share a unique view on the landscapes of our world and on film making itself.

The programme, curated by Britt Al-Busultan, consists of:

- Instructions on how to make a film by Nazli Dincel, 2018-2019
Shot at the Film Farm in Mt.Forest, this comedy is a quest about performance, educational voiceover, analogue filmmaking, ASCII, language, ethics of ethnography and narrative storytelling under a metaphor of instructions to farm land. Text by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Wikihow/shoot-film.

- Brouillard by Alexandre Larose, 2013
A path that extends from my family’s backyard into Lac-Saint-Charles (Québec City), condensed in multiple layers.

- Travelling Fields by Inger Lise Hansen, 2009
Travelling Fields is filmed on a number of locations in Murmansk and Monchegorsk in Northwest Russia. The film observes various topographies and architectural elements in the landscape. It is shot in places such as abandonned construction sites, a field by a factory and an empty car market.

- Le Pays Dévasté by Emmanuel Lefrant, 2015 – What do you see? – A place not suited for human beings
Le Pays Dévasté relates to the Anthropocene, the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

- ALTIPLANO by Malena Szlam, 2018
Filmed in the Andean Mountains in the traditional lands of the Atacameño, Aymara, and Calchaquí-Diaguita in Northern Chile and Northwest Argentina, ALTIPLANO takes place within a geological universe of ancestral salt flats, volcanic deserts, and coloured lakes. Fusing earth with sky, day with night, heartbeat with mountain, and mineral with iridescent cloud, ALTIPLANO reveals a vibrating landscape in which a bright blue sun threatens to eclipse
a blood-red moon.

Free entrance!

Bring your own drink!

Generously supported by Taike and Svenska Kulturfonden

BalticNordic Meeting in Malmö

Filmverkstaden visits STLPN (Malmö, SE) during Nostalgia: Analog Media Festival

A celebration of analog techniques to create visual and audible media and art. This program is a collaborative effort featuring workshops, intro courses, a screening program, live cinema performance and photo exhibition. Organised by the Baltic-Nordic Analog Network which consists of STPLN, All Hands On Deck (SE), Filmverkstaden (FI), Baltic Analog Lab (LV), Sponge Lab (LI) and Polar Lab (NO).

With support from the Nordic Culture Point through The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture

// WORKSHOPS AT STPLN 15.00 – 17.00

Polaroid Emulsion Lift
Learn the classic technique of Polaroid emulsion lifting in which you separate the picture from its plastic frame to create free-floating emulsions. Compose and manipulate images in this workshop led by Philip Evans, Malmö-based skateboarding filmmaker with an analogue approach.

Pinhole Workshop
Build a unique “Hex” pinhole camera on the spot with in-house laser cut parts. Develop negatives from black and white photo paper to see the results in a matter of minutes. Experiment and learn about photography and leave with a tailor made camera.


Film Programme curated by Ieva Balode
The programme consists of experimental films from two analog film collectives in Baltic States – Sponge Lab and Baltic Analog Lab – a collective of artists and filmmakers who chose analog film as a material to explore the cinematic essence of artistic filmmaking.
The programme consist of only analog films on 16mm and super8 formats – all unique copies shot and produced using hand processing. The filmmakers will be present and will tell about each film and the way it has been made.

Live Cinema Performance: Cinema Vivo by Marek Pluciennik
In my live cinema performance I am using 16mm film as the main medium. I manually manipulate it when projected from projectors, which is an important aspect of the viewer experience and creates a performance within a projection performance, where the audience is watching the screen as well as the performer embodying the process of projection. The performance encompasses the immediate and improvisational aspects, using film and sound to create an original audio-visual experience for the viewer. The moving image is fragmented to its basics of what constitutes the illusion of motion.
During projection, the moving image is deconstructed into frames stuttering back and forth, melting, mis-aligning at the gate of the projector – destroying the image and the medium that carries it; revealing sprockets and optical sound track printed on the film; the amplified audio of the working projector is mixed with fragmented optical sound track, coming from the film used in the performance. The film material in the performances is found footage as well as my own films shot in the past, and site specific film, from the space of the performance.

Entrance is free but registration is required


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