October 15th - December 13th, 2018
On View Tue - Sat 12 PM - 7 PM
Thursday 12PM - 9PM
318 Canal Street, New York City
Worthless Studios will distribute 100 rolls of 35mm Kodak Tri-X black and white film to photographers free of cost from our Canal street location. Prompted only with the word ‘CANAL’, novice and practicing photographers will have the opportunity to shoot their roll as an expression of what ‘CANAL’—the word, the place, the ideas and the memories— means to them. Whether the photographer takes this opportunity to focus on the shifting cultural landscape of the neighborhood, or choose to interpret the prompt more broadly by focusing on the tone, concept and connotations of the word ‘CANAL’, the end product will represent a freeze frame of Canal street’s current metamorphosis. In addition to the location being a place to gather photographers and distribute the film, the back of the space will be converted into a fully operational darkroom. The worthless studios team will process all film rolls returned through October 23rd on site.
From their 3,600 collected images, Worthless Studios and a curated guest judges will select 100 photographs to be displayed for public exhibition at the Canal location from October 28th -
Free Film seeks to engage artists and neighbors alike by encouraging them to interact with all things ‘CANAL’. Film distribution, processing, printing, and exhibition will all happen on-site. Following the culmination of the exhibition, worthless will produce a publication chronicling the four-week project, with an introductory essay by one of the jurors and reproductions of all 100 photographs chosen.
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