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Baltic Analog Lab

Expanded Cinema

14-15 August, 2021

with Ojoboca (Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy, DE)


By Other Means for Other Ends

As part of EFF "Process" we are offering an exclusive expanded cinema workshop with Ojoboca (Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy, DE)

In the early days of cinema projecting a film was an act of performance and as much a part of the experience as the images on the screen. Over time the act of projection was relegated to the darkness of the projection booth, but its potential persisted for filmmakers interested in finding other types of cinematic experiences. They moved the projector back into the space and began to play with the possibilities of live manipulation, creating events that expanded and exploded the constraints of the traditional cinema.

In this workshop we will explore analog techniques for moving beyond the limits of the frame, the screen, and the projection space. We’ll begin by looking at the projector not as a passive device for the reproduction of coupled images and sounds but as a playable instrument. We will explore ways of transforming the quality of the light through the use of an external shutter. We’ll also consider the effects of screen placement and the use of different projection surfaces.

Then we’ll examine the use of sound and methods for incorporating noise, music and narration to live performance. We’ll look at how optical sound can be manipulated using external effect gear such as guitar pedals and synthesizers. To further interact with the mechanical properties of the machine, participants will build contact microphones to manipulate sound through touch.

To conclude we will go over techniques in the darkroom for creating images that lend themselves to live performance. We’ll make direct positive prints from found or original footage to create loops of various lengths, which workshop participants, individually or in groups.


Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are filmmakers based in Berlin. They work together under the moniker OJOBOCA. Together they practice Orrorism, a simulated method of inner and outer transformation. They have presented their films and performances in a wide variety of venues and festivals worldwide, among them the Wexner Center for the Arts, Österreichische Filmmuseum, Anthology Film Archives, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Kunstverein München, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Berlinale, New York Film Festival, Visions du Réel, RIDM, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Both González Monroy and Dornieden are members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin.

Participants of the workshop will be trained to take part in the opening ceremony of Experimental film festival "Process" on 18th August.

It is adviced you have a previous experience with 16mm film.

Limited amount of participants - 10 people
Participate by sending us an email to:
Participation fee: 45 EUR

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