Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:00 pm

Botanicollage Filmmaking Workshop with Caryn Cline

presented in association with The Exploratorium


Pier 15, The Embarcadero

San Francisco, CA 94111

presented in association with the Cinema Arts Department at The Exploratorium

Limited to 12 participants with prepaid registration (does not include museum admission).
Admission: $20 General/ $10 Members
Advanced tickets available here.

Join the Cinema Arts Department at the The Exploratorium for this extraordinary workshop with filmmaker Caryn Cline. Bring plants back to life exploring the “botanicollage” technique mastered by experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1933–2003), and paste plant parts onto 16mm clear or black leader to create a handmade direct animation collage film. The completed film will be shown at the end of the workshop.

Caryn Cline is a filmmaker, curator, and teacher, originally from the Missouri Ozarks. Her films, influenced by her experiences living in Manhattan, change the scale of the natural world for the viewer, using botanicollage, in-camera and optical effects. Her films have appeared at festivals worldwide, including the 2013 Venice Biennale, the London and Melbourne International Animation Festivals, the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Crossroads (SF), Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque), and Women in the Director’s Chair (Chicago). She has taught botanicollage filmmaking workshops at universities and cinemas globally. She lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

This program is presented in conjunction with Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen, a temporary exhibition running Friday, May 27 through Monday, September 5, 2016.

Image above from a film by Caryn Cline