State Of The Art: Slides

Sara Förster + Aymen Gharbi

City Hall – Gerichtslaube

March 22, 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
March 23, 2.30 am to 10.00 pm
March 24, 2.30 am to 10.00 pm
March 25, 2.30 am to 4.30 pm

_ Introduction to working with slides as artistic material

“Slides” as artistic material refers to a 35 mm photographic positive image comprising chromogenic dyes on a transparent base held inside a plastic or card mount. Without this mount, the transparent film material would not be able to “slide” from one image to another inside a carousel or magazine when projected. The 35 mm slide transparency is a hybrid medium that belongs on a continuum between still photography and motion-picture film and combines qualities of both technologies. Slides, transparencies and diaphanes describe an ephemeral imagery present projected by light.

The workshop is based on an experimental practice to explore the properties of slides an artistic material.

_ slide projectors
_ old slides
_ color gels, dichroic filters


Sara Förster, Artist, Photographer
Aymen Gharbi, Architect, Curator


Ursula Scherrer + Kurt Laurenz Theinert. LICHTROUTEN Luedenscheid 2010. Photo: Claus Langer.