22 March, 21:00 Koka Rīga

Festival Opening

The festival will open with an audio-visual performance by Gaëlle Rouard (FR), the participants of her 16mm film workshop, Baltic Analog Lab members, sound collective Bērnu rīts (Jēkabs Nīmanis, Maksims Šenteļevs,Rosislav Rekuta, LV), and all who are present. 

21:00 Doors open
22:00 Introduction to festival programmes, artists and curators
22:20 Performance

Event supported by Jameson Latvia.

17-18 March, 10:00-17:00 Baltic Analog Lab

Cameraless film workshop

Shortly before the festival French filmmaker Gaëlle Rouard will give a two day workshop teaching 16mm cameraless film technique at Baltic Analog Lab.

The workshop will introduce the art of making copies that are not copies. First, working with found footage and making loops with flat prints (or rayograms) in a negative and B&W reversal process as well as solarisation. Then playing with this material in several projectors in order to do a visual music for the opening event of the festival on March 22. All of this backed with a short theoretical introduction, to aid the learning process.

Gaëlle Rouard has been making handmade films since the early 90′s. She is a long time member of the “102 rue d’Alembert”, a venue dedicated to the diffusion and creation of experimental music and film. She also ran “Atelier MTK” (a craft film laboratory) for twelve years until 2006, in Grenoble, France. An alchemist specialising in the precipitation of silver on film, she has developed and is still exploring various methods of chemical processing on film, while experimenting with the possibilities of live multi-projection in both solo and collaborative forms. Gaelle also runs a variety of workshops, both in art schools and for individual teaching.

Participation fee: 40 EUR
Number of participants: 10
Tickets: bezrindas.lv 
Participate by sending us an email: info@process-fest.lv

Workshop will be held in English.

17-25 March, Micēlijs Gallery

Experimental photography exhibition 

Aurelija Maknyte (LT), William Mokrynski (UK), Kristīne Krauze-Slucka (LV)

Curated by Vika Eksta (LV)

Opening: 17 March, 18:00

During the opening, around 19:00 - performance "Burning Slides" by Aurelija Maknyte.

Artist Talk / Discussion: 18 March, 16:00

Artist talk / discussion about the place of analog, experimental photographic image in the contemporary art process.

Exhibition puts together works made by artists who work with the physical and chemical qualities of analog photographic images, experimenting with the materiality of image. 
Lithuanian artist Aurelija Maknyte works with found slides which she transforms with fire. During the opening she will do a slide burning performance.
British photographer William Mokrynski experiments with darkroom manipulations during the creation of prints. He uses archived of negatives  American portraiture dating from the 1950s and 1960s to reflect on Yevgeny Zamyatin’s 1921 dystopian novel „WE” where the world is populated by by anonymous he-Numbers and she-Numbers. 
Latvian photographer Kristine Krauze-Slucka explores altered states of consciousness provoked by her practice of holotropic breathing techniques. In the installation "Breathwork" she visualises this experience through experiments with analog photography and darkroom printing.


25 March.15:00 Kino Bize


Alternative film communities


Rouzbeh Rashidi, Atoosa Pour Hosseini (IE/IR), Erik Martinson (UK/LV), Adriana Vila, Luis Macías (ESP), Melissa Dulius, Gustavo Jahn (DE/BR), Gaëlle Rouard (FR), Jānis Putniņš (LV), Maximilian Le Cain (IE)

Moderator: Ieva Balode (LV)

A conversation exploring the nature of contemporary analog filmmaking, which in most of these cases, is closely related to a rarely met form of modern collectivism. Filmmakers and curators will share their experience of working within independent film collectives, as well as individually, and define the reasons behind choosing to work in a non-commercial way. 

22-25 March

DJ sets

As part of the festival's special events we are planning afterparties in some of Riga's most vibrant alternative bars with DJ's playing variety of underground scene music.

22 March 23:00 @Bolderāja with Duracell (vinyl & tapes)

23 March 22:00 @Čē with Kaspars Groševs (experimental and world tapes)

24 March 23:00 @Krastmalas Krogs with SKD (new wave)

25 March 22:00 @Aleponija with Vicky Langan (experimental)

Built with Berta.me