In this 2-day workshop, a small group of 8 participants will work closely with our visiting artist Karel Doing to learn the technique of creating moving image Phytograms on 35MM film, Artist and filmmaker Karel Doing has developed the Phytogram in 2016. He has refined his method in the consecutive years by making work and sharing his practice. The technique can be used to render detailed chemical traces of plants directly on photographic emulsion. The delicate outline of the plant and the internal structure of leaves, flowers and petals is made visible in subtle colours, depending on the plant species and the photographic material used. The technique works on any type of photographic paper as well as on motion picture film. During the workshop the artists explains his technique, placing it in a historical lineage of experimental photography and film. Furthermore, the workshop provides a hands on demonstration and exercises for the participants, resulting in a collective work that will be projected at the end of the workshop. No prior film or photography skills needed. All materials provided. Finished projects will also be presented after the conclusion of the course at our screening party at Anthology Film Archives!

TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS:  May 16th and 17th, 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Free Screening Party on Sunday May 31st at Anthology Film Archives

LOCATION: MONO HQ 33 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY 5 min walk from 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, B, D, N, Q, R, & G trains.


INCLUDES: 2 classroom instruction sessions, - 35MM Motion picture film, photographic paper, Vitamin C powder, Washing soda, Photographic fixer, darkroom trays, tongs to handle paper and film, 35MM projector, splicer and tape, informational course packet, HD video transfer of finished film by Metro Post HD online hosting of finished film, local & international film festival entry waivers.

And you will have access to the following books related the workshop from Mono No Aware’s own reference library:

  • Making Photograms - The Creative Process of Painting with Light  by Virna Haffer Focal Press

  • Break the Machine by Kathyrn Ramey

  • Your Film and the Lab by L. Bernard Happé

COURSE CAP:  Limited to 8 participants

PRICE: $275 All inclusive!