Guest professor at Liepaja University Petras Saulėnas, who is working in the ESF funding project “Perfection of the Academic Staff of Liepaja University in the Areas of Strategic Specialization – Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Information Technologies, Art, Social Sciences, Commerce and Law” (No 22.214.171.124/18/A/021), was participating in the International New Media Art Week festival (IWeek) UPDATE: Human. Nature with the workshop “Shaping of light” at LiepU MPLab.
The workshop was focusing on an experimental approach to the analysis of light with the main goal to revive the essence of image-making, which may even get rid of the use of any apparatus in order to shape light.
During the workshop, participants were encouraged to play with different means to shape light. Light is a primary source of all images, and the physics behind this phenomenon is part of the lesson plan. During the workshop, they had been traveling to a time where chemicals still haven’t been replaced by algorithms.
The guest lecturer is an artist, specializing in the field of photography, a member of the Board of the Lithuanian Photographers’ Association and the Lithuanian Analog Photography Association, a graduate of MA degree in Media Art (Vilnius Academy of Arts). Saulėnas is the founder of one of the photography study programs in Lithuania, an associate professor, the founder and the curator of Bright & Showy gallery. His field of artistic research involves the analysis of photography phenomenon in the era of constant value shift, with an emphasis on the re-evaluation of contemporary art context.
Photos from the workshop made by MPLab