Saturday 18th August 2018, 10am -2pm


Free, public event
Booking essential


Hucking Estate (more details will be provided closer to the time)

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Part of our series of Ash Workshops

Drawing with light: Workshop with Rocio von Jungenfeld 

In this workshop with walking artist and photographer Rocio von Jungenfeld you will learn to look more closely at the relationship between ash trees, light and shadow.

Bare branches are one of the most visible symptoms of ash dieback. In this workshop, we will use photography, drawing and cut-outs to record the bare branches and twigs of ash trees affected by the disease. Using high contrast (e.g. backlighting / black & white) we will discuss traditional technics and draw back on basic photographic principles such as photograms and negative/positive images. First, we will take high contrast pictures of branches to investigate the networks and shapes of ash trees branches. Second, we will look at the correlation between drawing, shadows and photography to investigate the specific characteristics of particular branches & twigs. Third, we will create paper cut-outs with the shapes of branches and outlined words that address our relationship with the trees (e.g. poems, phrases, nouns).

You will learn:

  • About the morphology of branches and how to photograph them against the light (high contrast)
  • How to photograph branches as objects in their own right (soft light).
  • to create a collection of images depicting branches of ash trees affected by dieback.
  • to draw shapes and cut-outs depicting twigs and thoughts related to ash trees.

Bring your own camera, comfortable walking shoes, long sleeves & trousers (avoid sunburn and insect stings), sun cream, hat, waterproofs, lunch, picnic blanket, water/tea flask, pencils/pens/inks.

Rocio von Jungenfeld

Rocio is a German/Spanish artist and researcher working on walking practices, threads, optics and site-specificity. Her research is concerned with the transitory nature of things and the textural qualities of outdoor spaces. She produces temporary audiovisual and interactive installations and video walks. In her work, she aims to establish a dialogue between technology (tools) and nature (environment), between body and space, between ephemerality and persistence. Her current art practice is focused on interdisciplinary processes and she combines traditional techniques such as sculpture, drawing, photography, textiles and print with video, sound, sensors, wireless cameras, media projections and performance. Her practice draws on audiovisual media ecosystems and embodiment, and focuses on in-between and hybrid spaces, audience participation, public space, live interventions, and on the phenomenological experience of moving in the environment.