This workshop aims to explore through practice the relationship between photography and the three main families of printing techniques: planographic (lithography and its derivatives), permeographic (of which screen printing is the most prominent) and typographic and intaglio (those involving engraving techniques).
We capture images constantly and with all kinds of devices, but the tendency is - increasingly - for them to be fluid, ephemeral and immaterial. Providing images with materiality, making them tangible, multiplying them, altering them and transporting them to different media can be a way of reaffirming their existence and our authorship and control over them.
Since their discovery, photographic processes have been linked to various printing techniques. In fact, Nicéphore Niépce, who was a lithographer, experimented on stone before succeeding in fixing his first images on metal; the aim was not only to fix the images but also to be able to reproduce them, which implies the manufacture of a matrix that can be transferred in one way or another on various supports, as is the case with most printing techniques.
This intensive one-week course offers you the possibility to use the fully equipped workshop at EINA Barra de Ferro for one month with technical assistance. This will allow you to deepen your exploration of printmaking techniques based on the photographic image.
- Email: cursos(a)eina.cat
- Telephone: 93 203 09 23