The magical process of filmmaking with film (and increasingly even taking stills on film) is becoming more of a mystery than it has ever been.
With a camera in many of our pockets, and the ease with which we can share content online, we have more opportunity to make and view “films” than ever. But working on the complementary website for FILM (Tacita Dean’s commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall), we realised that many people might never have seen or handled the actual medium that has given its name to the moving image.
So we have got together with film experts from archives, museums, venues and filmmakers’ collectives who have agreed to answer your questions on film-making on film, from practical advice to philosophical discussion. The first organisation you can quiz is is no.w.here.
no.w.here is an artist-run organization based in Tower Hamlets in east London founded by artists Karen Mirza and Brad Butler. With filmmaker James Holcombe, they combine film production with critical dialogue about contemporary image making, and have supported the production of artist works, run multiple workshops and critical discussions and actively curated performances, screenings, residencies, publications, events and exhibitions.
You’ve got a week to post your questions on film for James, Karen and Brad in the comments here (until 25th November), and we will post their answers in the following week.