“Botanicollage” Filmmaking Workshop with Caryn Cline

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Bulkhead Classrooms

Limited to 12 participants with prepaid registration (does not include museum admission):
$20 General, $10 Member

All Ages

Note: Copresented by the San Francisco Cinematheque


Join us for this extraordinary workshop with filmmaker Caryn Cline. We’ll bring plants back to life exploring the “botanicollage” technique mastered by experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1933–2003). Together, we’ll 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. 


Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Audemars Piguet provided generous support as the tour's National Sponsor. This exhibition is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. ABC7 is the local media sponsor with additional support from SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle.