Baltic Analog Lab

Artists and filmmakers collective

We are artists collective from Riga, Latvia interested in analog image making - both still and moving. We are working with film, teaching it as well as showing it to a broader audiences. We are also organising experimental film and expanded cinema events in Latvia.

Mission: We are blessing the world with all sorts of analog images, especially moving

Ecoprocessing workshop results

Hei hei! Re,kur rezultāti no mūsu ekoprocesa darbnīcas, kurā par attīstītājiem tika izmantota kafija, pienenes un Nurme Brewery aliņš. Paldies visiem,kas piedalījās!
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Here are results of our ecoprocessing workshop where we used instant coffee, dandelions and craft beer from Nurme Brewery as developers.

Hei hei! Re,kur rezultāti no mūsu ekoprocesa darbnīcas, kurā par attīstītājiem tika izmantota kafija, pienenes un Nurme Brewery aliņš. Paldies visiem,kas piedalījās!
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Here are results of our ecoprocessing workshop where we used instant coffee, dandelions and craft beer from Nurme Brewery as developers.

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

Wonderful conversation about analog cinema at the current pandemic time.

KURZFILMTAGE BLOG, NEW, ENGLISH:
"A typical situation": Tobias Hering, curator of re-selected, in coversation with John Sundholm about "minor cinemas" and analogue archives in times when online events are the new normal (...and we had to postpone re-selected to 2021).
https://www.kurzfilmtage.de/blog-festival-2020/details/news/tobias-hering-in-conversation-with-john-sundholm-a-typical-situation/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=a492b63deeaafdbf15d221320e8437f3

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Have a look on our 16mm Cross-processing workshop with Melissa Dullius (Distruktur (BR/DE)) who visited us last October. https://vimeo.com/405840763

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Sveiciens, draugi. Tā kā šogad nenotiek festivāls Process, tā vietā esam Jums iecerējuši sarūpēt analogas aktivitātes šai vasarai (ja paveiksies). Analogo mediju vasaras skola brīnišķīgajā Ruckas muižā. Tajā būs iespēja apgūt un radīt analogus kino, foto un audio-vizuālus darbus starptautisku pasniedzēju vadībā. Palīdziet mums to īstenot, balsojot par mums šajā vietnē! Katra balss ir no svara!
https://balso.vidzeme.lv/projekti/analogo-mediju-vasaras-skola-ruckas-makslas-rezidencu-centra-cesis

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BalticNordic analog labs meeting in Vaasa

We spent a lovely time in Vaasa visiting Filmverstaden filmlab where we had the opportunity to learn wetplate photography with great master Gunnar Backman

We spent a lovely time in Vaasa visiting Filmverstaden filmlab where we had the opportunity to learn wetplate photography with great master Gunnar Backman

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Polaroid workshop

On 14.-15. december we had a wonderful Polaroid workshop with Florentijn Boddendijk from Netherlands exploring various ways of creative Polaroid techniques in and out of camera. Thanks to all those who came!
Pics by Eva Saukāne

On 14.-15. december we had a wonderful Polaroid workshop with Florentijn Boddendijk from Netherlands exploring various ways of creative Polaroid techniques in and out of camera. Thanks to all those who came!
Pics by Eva Saukāne

Large Format photography workshop

This december 7-8 we had a large photography workshop with Armands Andže and Vytautas Juozenas. Photos by: Kristaps Mednis

This december 7-8 we had a large photography workshop with Armands Andže and Vytautas Juozenas. Photos by: Kristaps Mednis

We had a fantastic time in Cork, Ireland this weekend with our friends from Experimental Film Society at their Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival at the lovely venue The Guesthouse where we showed BAL film programme of three female filmmakers Signe Birkova, Ieva Balode and Lāsma Bērtule. Thanks so much Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain for inviting us. And Valsts kultūrkapitāla fonds for supporting our trip. Much love to our EFS family and those who came!!!! ❤ Long live experimental film!

Ieva un Lāsma šonedēļ Korkā! With Experimental Film Society

We are very excited to be taking part in Luminous Void Experimental Film Festival in Cork, Ireland with a very special Baltic Analog Lab female filmmakers programme showing films of Signe Birkova, Ieva Balode and Lāsma Bērtule. Festival will take place on 6-7 December in Triskel Christchurch Cinema and The Guesthouse Project.

We are proud to be Baltic and happy to be uniting with Nordic! Much love to our Baltic-Nordic analog labs network and STPLN for the great weekend in Malmo!

We spent a very special weekend with five labs from the Nordics and Baltics experimenting and creating with analog media. Together with Baltic Analog Lab (LV), Spongé Lab (LI), POLAR FILM LAB (NO) and Filmverkstaden (FI), we are a part of a Nordic-Baltic Network of analog labs supported by Nordisk kulturkontakt. The purpose of this network is to foster groups working with analog photography and moving image and to strengthen this field in our respective cities.

If you are interested in taking part in STPLN's analog lab All Hands On Deck, drop by on Thursday evening to our Analog Lab Open Meeting!

[10/08/19]   Our Scandinavian tour continues. This week members of BAL LAB is going to STPLN in Malmö, Sweden for our Baltic-Nordic labs meet-up supported by Nordic Culture Point where we will be presenting a film programme of Baltic Experimental films. There will be many workshops, screenings and talks during Nostalgia: Analog Media Festival uniting analog enthusiasts from Baltic-Nordic region. Come along if you are around!

Colour Colours workshop

Last weekend on 5-6 October we spent a fantastic time learning shooting and cross-processing 16mm colour film with Melissa Dullius (BR/DE) Photos by Andris Fedotovs

Last weekend on 5-6 October we spent a fantastic time learning shooting and cross-processing 16mm colour film with Melissa Dullius (BR/DE) Photos by Andris Fedotovs

Jau šo piektdien pie mums filmu skate ar brazīļu duo Distruktur filmām, kurās satiekas maģiskā realitāte ar mūziku un rotaļīgu spēli ar kino valodu. Filmas prezentēs Melissa Dullius un cienāsim jūs ar tēju. Ieeja par ziedojumiem. Distruktur (BR/DE) filmu skate

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16mm color workshop

Hei, jau nākošnedēļ pie mums 16mm cross-processa darbnīca ar Melissa Dullius. Dažas vietas vēl ir palikušas. Tikmēr ieskats mūsu pagājušā gada 16mm krāsu darbnīcā ar Tomašu Burlinu
https://vimeo.com/318493805

vimeo.com 13. -14. October we had a two day workshop with Tomaž Burlin (FR) teaching shooting and processing colour reversal film using E6 chemistry. Here are our results.

Today we are delighted to show BAL film programme at AVANT festival in Sweden. We will be showing films by Ieva Balode, Signe Birkova, Mārtiņš Kontants, Dāvids Smiltiņš, Elizabete Mežule-Gricmane and film made by our collective. @ Karlstad, Sweden

We are honoured to represent Latvia at AVANT festival in Sweden this week where Ieva will be showing a film programme of members from our collective as well as brand new expanded cinema performance "Seven sins of memory" with Maksims Šenteļevs

Don't miss our next workshop 16mm cross-processa darbnīca 0n 5.-6. october with Melissa Dullius from Berlin who will be teaching shooting and cross-processing 16mm film! Apply by sending us an email!

Baltic Nordic labs meet

This year we've been involved in a year long networking project uniting analog film and photography labs in Baltic and Nordic region (Baltic Analog Lab (LV), Filmwerkstaden (FI),STPLN (SE),Polar Lab (NO) Spongē (LT) ) thanks to kind support of Nordic Culture Point. Here is an insight in our second meeting in Vilnius with Sponge Lab this August.

This year we've been involved in a year long networking project uniting analog film and photography labs in Baltic and Nordic region (Baltic Analog Lab (LV), Filmwerkstaden (FI),STPLN (SE),Polar Lab (NO) Spongē (LT) ) thanks to kind support of Nordic Culture Point. Here is an insight in our second meeting in Vilnius with Sponge Lab this August.

Film screening "The Division of Love"

Yesterday, 13.08.2019 we had a film screening "The Division of Love" with curator Almudena Escobar López together with filmmakers Amber Bemak and D’Angelo Madsen Minax from USA. Thanks to all who came! Photos by @Andris Fedotovs

Yesterday, 13.08.2019 we had a film screening "The Division of Love" with curator Almudena Escobar López together with filmmakers Amber Bemak and D’Angelo Madsen Minax from USA. Thanks to all who came! Photos by @Andris Fedotovs

Baltic Analog Lab together with our Lithuanian friends Sponge Lab took part in a lovely festival Suspaustas laikas in Nida organised by Arturas Liutostanskis and other lovely people. Thank you!

Štai ir viskas. Išryškinta paskutinė juostelė šiemet. Mes neatsisveikinam. Susitiksim kitąmet. Gerų švenčių ir iki!

Foto: Terekas.

[07/31/19]   This Saturday members of Baltic Analog Lab will present their film programme as well as expanded cinema performance in BalticNordic meet#1 event. Come along if you are in Vilnius. Entrance is free!

We are heading to Lithuania with our film programme. First stop this Sunday in Nida at Suspaustas laikas festival. Thank you Arturas Liutostanskis for inviting us.

BAL in Oberhausen 2019

A little while ago Baltic Analog Lab took part in 65. Oberhausen Intenational Short Film Festival in Germany in Labs section curated by Vassily Bourikas. Many thanks to Lars Henrik Gass, Eva Hagge and Vassily for having us. As well as Melina Pafundi for lovely photos.

A little while ago Baltic Analog Lab took part in 65. Oberhausen Intenational Short Film Festival in Germany in Labs section curated by Vassily Bourikas. Many thanks to Lars Henrik Gass, Eva Hagge and Vassily for having us. As well as Melina Pafundi for lovely photos.

[07/22/19]   Baltic Analog Lab members are going to Lithuania this week with film programme of our members in Nida at Experimental film festival Suspaustas laikas on 28 July which will be followed by a film programme and expanded cinema performance in Vilnius at BalticNordic meet#1 on August 2-3. See you in Lithuania!

Our friends from Vilnius are organising a festival for analog photography and film. Submit your works!

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Po ilgos, bet nevarginančios kelionės Vilniaus fotografijos ir kino festivalis sugrįžta į sostinę. Šįkart nusprendėme koncentruotis į magiškų vaizdų rodymą ant balto ekrano, tad šių metų festivalio tema – „Projekcijos“ .

Kviečiame dalyvauti fotografus, dirbančius su skaidrės medija ir kino kūrėjus, savo darbų prezentacijai naudojančius 8mm ir 16mm projektorius.

Renginys vyks 2019 m. rugsėjo 5-7 dienomis Vilniaus kavinėje The Great Tit (J. Basanavičiaus g. 7)

Savo projektų aprašymus ir paraiškas laisva forma siųsti iki 2019 m. rugpjūčio 5 dienos adresu [email protected]

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After long but nice journey, Analogue Photography and Movie Festival is coming back to Vilnius. This time we have decided to focus on showing magic pictures on a white screen, therefore this year festival’s theme is Projections.
We invite photographers, working with slide media, and cinema creators, who can show their work using 8mm and 16mm projectors, to participate in the festival.
Event will take place on September 5-7, 2019, in Vilnius cafe The Great Tit (J. Basanavičiaus Str. 7).

Please send your project description and a free-form application by August 5, 2019, at [email protected].

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После долгого, но приятного путешествия Вильнюсский Фестиваль аналоговой фотографии и кино возвращается в столицу Литвы. В этот раз мы решили сконцентрироваться на показе магических картин на белом экране, и тема предстоящего фестиваля – «Проекции».

Приглашаем принять участие, фотографов работающих со слайдами, и кинематографистов, использующих для презентации своих работ 8mm и 16мм проекторы.

Фестиваль пройдет 5-7 сентября 2019 года в кафе The Great Tit (J. Basanavičiaus g. 7, Вильнюс).
Описания своих проектов и заявки в свободной форме до 5 августа присылать по адресу [email protected]

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Sophie | NEARNESS

We are still running our residency (more info and apply in our website). Here is a film made by Hanxuan Jiang who was our resident in April and who shot this lovely 16mm film whilst being in Latvia.

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Eco Processing workshop

Atgādinām,ka vēl ir brīvas vietas uz šonedēļ gaidāmo 16mm eko procesa darbnīca ar Karelu Dūingu (NL/UK). Būs gan filmas filmēšana, gan attīstīšana izmantojot ziedus. Šeit neliels ieskats līdzīgā darbnīcā 2017. gadā. https://vimeo.com/234660733

vimeo.com Result of Eco Processing workshop with Echo Park Film Center (USA) Kodak black and white print film processed as negative with Caffenol and Flower tea Flower developer…

Film screening with Mark Toscano

On May 9 we were hosting Mark Toscano from Academy Film Archive (USA) who brought us a special 16mm film programme of American surrealist experimental filmmakers. Thank you to all who came.
Photos by Eva Saukāne

On May 9 we were hosting Mark Toscano from Academy Film Archive (USA) who brought us a special 16mm film programme of American surrealist experimental filmmakers. Thank you to all who came.
Photos by Eva Saukāne

We are at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen showing super8 and 16mm films of BAL members today, May 5 at 19:30 and tomorrow at 14:30 and 17:00 - Labs programme curated by Vassily Bourikas

Photo by Artūrs Lūriņš

We are opening second round of applications for our Artist-in residence programme for summer 2019 for filmmakers, artists and researchers working in the field of analog film, photography or sound mediums.
We welcome international artists to stay for 1-2 months to do their individual work using our space as a platform for work production as well as education. Deadline 1st May. More info on our website: http://balticanaloglab.lv/?section=residency

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