PROJECTS

Many of our members projects are created through the Labor.


SPECTRAL

SPECTRAL is a four-year collaboration between six artist-run film labs with a DIY philosophy and a focus on analog film. The project includes artist residencies, workshops, the creation of hybrid film equipment, and expanded events.

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RE:MI

RE:MI was a two-year European cooperation project run by Mire (Nantes, FR), WORM.Filmwerkplaats (Rotterdam, NL) and LaborBerlin (Berlin, DE), focused on the creation, preservation and circulation of technical knowledge of analogue film in order to support its use as a creative medium.

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‘Film In The Present Tense’ Book

This book brings together contributions from participants and guests of Film in the Present Tense – International Symposium on Current Developments in Analog Film Culture, held in Berlin. It reflects a contemporary discussion around the use, value and purpose of analogue film from a multiplicity of perspectives: artists, filmmakers, scholars, archivists, curators, technicians and manufacturers. Film in the Present Tense intends to provide a documentation of the collective momentum that characterized the symposium and it responds to the persistent desire to keep talking about analogue film.

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All PROJECT-related posts:

  • EMAF – Unburdened Recollections

    EMAF – Unburdened Recollections

    Date:
    25/04/2024

    In partnership with EMAF, LaborBerlin, has embarked on a project to create a living archive of Expanded Cinema, selecting historical works to re-stage based on available documentation and with the consent of the artists or their estates. Under the name, Unburdened Recollections, this initiative does not seek to create exact replicas but aims for interpretations…

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  • martin moolhuijsen – Forms of Motion

    martin moolhuijsen – Forms of Motion

    Date:
    19/04/2024

    LaborBerlin is happy to invite you all on the 19th and 20th of April to Martin Moolhuijsen’s presentation at S.P.A.C.E. in Wiesenstraße 29, the residency space that LaborBerlin is running in the context of the SPECTRAL project. Martin Moolhuijsen will present Forms of Motion, an installation combining computer-controlled slide projectors, 16mm projectors, and a four-channel…

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  • Renata Daguerre – Devotion Object to Observe Life

    Renata Daguerre – Devotion Object to Observe Life

    Date:
    15/12/2023

    LaborBerlin is happy to invite you all on the 15th of December to Renata Daguerre’s presentation at S.P.A.C.E. in Wiesenstraße 29, the residency space that LaborBerlin is running in the context of the SPECTRAL project. Renata will present her spatial film performance ‘Devotion Object to Observe Life’: an exploration into beauty, wildness, ravers, dancefloors and…

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  • Film in the Present Tense

    Film in the Present Tense

    International Symposium 20.–22. Oct 2017 In spite of claims of its obsolescence, analog film is still alive. It continues to exist as an inimitable artistic medium, put to use in myriad forms around the world. Nonetheless, in the context of our ever-expanding digital landscape, analog film faces new challenges that have forced it into a…

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  • Book – Film in the Present Tense

    This book brings together contributions from participants and guests of Film in the Present Tense – International Symposium on Current Developments in Analog Film Culture, held in Berlin. It reflects a contemporary discussion around the use, value and purpose of analogue film from a multiplicity of perspectives: artists, filmmakers, scholars, archivists, curators, technician s and…

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  • Film in the Present Tense – Photos

    A big thank you to everyone that attended, organized and participated in FILM IN THE PRESENT TENSE! It was a wonderful event. We’re happy to see so much interest in the well being of analog film. We’re eager to continue the discussion. Thanks for making our community stronger!

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  • Pilot Residency Report – Andrew Kim

    Report by Andrew Kim As the LaborBerlin Pilot Artist in Residence (July 2016), I was asked to work with the lab’s newly acquired Crass Animation Stand and Optical Printer System. This was an opportunity to advance past work involving interference patterns, or the “Moiré effect”. Prior to the residency, I finished a film titled, Temples…

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  • Pilot Residency – Andrew Kim

    LaborBerlin welcomes Andrew Kim as our first Artist-in-residence. Within the residency, Andrew will take advantage of our Crass Animation Stand and create a new work exploring the machine’s artistic possibilities. As a compliment to his production work, Andrew will also lead a workshop (tba) and present two screenings which will feature his own films and…

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  • The Projector As Instrument – PHOTOS

    Floris Vanhoof spent two days this week with us teaching his workshop The Projector as Instrument. The group used contact printing and high contrast film to make loops which they subsequently altered through projection. This workshop was part of the RE MI. Photos by Laurence Favre.      

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  • Campaign FILM AIN’T DEAD ends

    Dearest LaborBerlin 2.0 Supporters! YOU ARE OUR ANALOGUE FILM WARRIORS! Last night the impossible happened!   Overnight we reached an unbelievable 101% of our funding goal!  Every one of us at LaborBerlin is absolutely drowning in gratitude for all the support and donations that have flooded in over the last 6 weeks of our campaign.  For…

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