Join visiting artist Dena Kopolovich for a special workshop on cameraless filmmaking with 16mm film! Intended for ages 16 and up, participants will learn about motion picture film, and manipulate the surface of film using a variety of camera-less techniques: painting, scratching, masking, and tape-lifting to create an original, collective experimental film on 16mm. The workshop will culminate with a screening at Squeaky Wheel where we’ll watch the film on loop. A light dinner will be provided; you can indicate dietary restrictions during checkout.
Bio of the instructor
Dena Kopolovich (b.1991) is a multimedia artist & filmmaker from New York. Her recent work uses past and present aesthetics to investigate the origin and continuity of meaning. She is interested in using cinematic forms to explore the derivation of instinctive human rituals & objects. In 2022 she completed a fellowship at LABA Laboratory for Jewish Culture, where she spent a year creatively interrogating ancient mythological texts. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College and a Teaching Artist at the cinema-arts non-profit Mono No Aware. Dena received her education from the Purchase College Conservatory of Theater Arts, with a concentration in Directing and the Integrated Media Arts MFA at Hunter College.
Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is generously supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of Governor and the New York State Legislature, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. Learn more about the program here.