Capturing light: A lumen printing workshop with Ng Hui Hsien
Sat 29 Jul 2023, 2.30pm – 4.30pm | Objectifs Workshop Space
Held in conjunction with Being with Water, an exhibition by Ng Hui Hsien
Put your camera aside (for now) and try your hand at lumen-printing!
Lumen prints are essentially solar photograms. They are created by placing objects onto silver gelatin papers and exposing them to the sun. The UV light shifts the colour of the papers, which subsequently bear traces of the objects above them. While a straightforward process at first sight, different factors come into play to influence the colours and shapes that emerge in a print, from exposure time to types of paper to light intensity.
In this workshop, you will explore the hands-on analogue process with different objects. You will also ‘paint’ with photographic chemistry to create chemi-lumen prints. At the end of the workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between time, light, and image.
Materials such as photographic paper and chemistry will be provided for this workshop. Participants are encouraged however, to bring small objects of their own to experiment with. Suggestions include organic materials such as flowers, leaves and feathers, lace, cut papers, microscopes, and thick string.
Please register here.
About the artist
Ng Hui Hsien uses photography as a medium to explore themes such as (im)materiality and interconnectivity. She seeks to create work that holds the possibility of connection and clarity. Or a quiet counterbalance against dominating logics of instrumental rationality, incessant productivity, and linear, clockwork time.
In recent years, Hui Hsien has been concerned with depicting nature and interior states through alternative processes. Her work has been internationally exhibited in institutions, including Reykjavík Museum of Photography (Iceland). She graduated from the University of West of England (UWE) with a MA in Photography (Distinction).
When: 29 Jul 2023, 2.30pm - 4.30pm