The third day in a IoP darkroom at Falmouth University.
I came here for five days to experiment with cameraless techniques with some ideas to verify. I spent Monday and Tuesday on getting used to the flow, trying different options and simply being overwhelmed with excitement and absorbed by the process itself.
During the first day, I produced many prints mainly based on the acetate prints of the moire and other algorithmic forms I brought with me. I used various papers including the expired paper someone left in the shop which had a low contrast but lovely warm tones so, even though I wasn't able to achieve the deep dark tones, I used all the available sheets. I learned from the mistakes but also took some helpful advice from the other person present in the darkroom. It is a simple process but without realising, for example, how to control the light in an easy way - it would take much longer to get the desired results.
I also tried out the initial idea which actually took me to Falmouth Uni darkroom six hours drive away from where I live - the direct transfer from the virtual to physical and in a result a dichotomous fusion. I had a vision that projecting the image directly on paper will expose it. It turned out to be possible but not very easy to achieve. I also imagined that perhaps I will be able to use the animated algorithmic shapes and get the dynamic forms printed directly from projector onto paper but this stayed as a nice vision.
The time of exposure using projector is less than a second. I was manually uncovering the projector light beam and covering back as soon as I was able. It was all clumsy and there was a lot of unsuccessful attempts on the way but I managed to print some interesting images eventually.