A WET PLATE COLLODION EXPEDITION, 1st – 7th of August 2022

WHAT? A Wet Plate Collodion Expedition will be a whole week event in the wilderness of Slovenia’s forests, under the art direction of Borut Peterlin and guests Nejc Urankar, Shane Balkowitsch, Barbara Cataneo .

PHOTOGRAPHY? Wet plate collodion, dry plate collodion, albumen printing, salt printing, carbon printing, mordançage, silver-gelatine process, cyanotype, etc.

ACTIVITIES: Hiking tours, exhibitions, talks, projections and performances beside a bonfire with acoustic music.

WHO? For photographers and lovers of photography and their families!

WHEN? 1st – 7th of August 2022

WHERE? In the middle of Kočevski rog, Slovenia, in one of the deepest forest of Europe

ACCOMMODATION? Camping places and rooms will be available. Nearest B&B are 30 minutes drive in the valley.

FOOD & DRINKS? Food & drinks will be organised.

SUMMERY OF THE PROGRAM?
Seven day event is devoted to photography and environmentalism. Its purpose is to invite photographers and other photography lovers to spend a week in the middle of deep forest, far from civilisation, where not even mobile phone networks can reach you. During this weekend we will have hiking tours, exhibition in a cave, demonstration of various photographic processes, talks projections, survival techniques, herb picking for tea and creams, storytelling, observing stars and beside a bone fire and acoustic music enjoy the peacefulness of the eternal forest.

LANGUAGE? English and Slovenian

PRICE?
The price for seven days is 799 EUR and it includes a bed in joined bedroom spaces, food, raft, canoes, kayaks, transportation around the area, all the information and all the support we can offer.
The price for four days from Thursday to Sunday, the price is 499 EUR and it includes a bed in joined bedroom spaces, food, all the information and all the support we can offer.

The reservation fee is 200 EUR, to be payed either through paypal or direct bank transfer. PAYPAL link is HERE.
We have 21 beds at our disposal, so do not wait too long with your reservation.

Program:

Monday, 1st of August 2022
Gathering, accommodation, talking about preparing spaces for work, pouring first plates,…

20h Dinner

21:00 – 22:00 the demonstration of dry plate collodion process / Borut Peterlin
22:00 – 22:30
Introductory presentation of silver-gelatine dry plates by Nejc Urankar / The Lost Light

Tuesday, 2nd of August 2022
Location: Slovenia, Kočevski Rog, Resa, the headquarters

06:00 Morning Routine
08:00 Breakfast

08-13:00 Before lunch activity

Preparation of dry collodion plates / Borut Peterlin
Learning about exposure and developing of pre-prepared dry collodion plates / Borut Peterlin

Making some wet plate collodion negatives and ambrotypes / Borut Peterlin

Exposing and developing dry plate silver-gelatine glass negatives / Nejc Urankar

13:00 Lunch

14:00 – 20:00 The morning programme will continue in the afternoon.

18:00 – 20:00 Locations scouting for the next day

20h Dinner

21:00 Talk: Nejc Urankar / The Lost Light Art talk on the making of silver-gelatine dry plates and his Youtube channel Zebra Dry Plates

Wednesday, 3rd of August 2022

 

06:00 Morning Routine
08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Expedition to the Roška žaga Saw Mill ruins

10:00 Hiking on the top of the Rog mountain. It’s an easy trail, 50 min walking, suitable for families with kids and adults. On the top is panoramic tower higher then tree tops.

13:00 Lunch at Roška žaga or on the top of the mountain. (Bonfire, Sausages, bread, heated up goulash, polenta)

14:00 – 17h working, walking, enjoying, exploring, breathing…

17-19h some will hike back to the headquarters

18h returning to the headquarters by cars

20h Dinner

21:30 Artist Talk

Thursday, 4th of August 2022

06:00               Morning Routine
08:00               Breakfast

09:00 – 9:30 driving to the river
10:00 – 12:00 Group 1 rafting down the river
10:00 – 12:00 Group 2 making wet plates at the location where the rafting group will end
12:00 – 14:00 Picnic lunch by the river
14:00 – 16:00 trekking to the castle ruins (cameras and tripods and plate holders will go by car)

19h The return to the headquarters
20h Dinner
21:30 Artist Talk: Borut Peterlin / A New Earth project

 

Friday, 5th of August 2022

06:00               Morning Routine
08:00               Breakfast
09-12h            Practical demonstration on making albumen and salt prints.

12:00               Driving to the lake of Kočevsko jezero

13:00               Lunch at the lake of Kočevsko jezero.

14-16              Production group will set up the exhibition

13h – 16h        Photographing, walking, swimming, enjoying, exploring, breathing at the lake

17:00               Exhibition opening in the caves Željnske jame: The Mask
The exhibition will be opened by the initiator of the project, Shane Balkowitch

17:30               Talk of  Pavel Koltaj, a philosopher and photographer

21h                  Returning to the headquarters by cars
22h                  Diner

 

Saturday, 6th of August 2022

06:00               Morning Routine
08:00               Breakfast
09-12h            Printing, photographing, wrapping up our work
10-12h            Workshops for kids
13h                  Lunch at the headquarters

14-18h            Printing, photographing, wrapping up our work

20h Dinner

21:30               Artist talk by Shane Balkowitsch

Sunday 7th of August 2022

This day will be very open program. We will have several activities going at the same time. All what was going on the whole week, plus:

11h transportation to Novo mesto
12h guided tour to the show A New Earth by Borut Peterlin in Novo mesto
15h Lunch will be organised in the city

Wrapping up the week

Other organised activities:
Picking up herbs, making tea, workshop for kids, playing football, scout survival activities, guitar, drum, bonfire

 

Pricing:

For seven days:
The price for seven days is 799 EUR and it includes a bed in joined bedroom spaces, food, raft, canoes, kayaks, transportation around the area, all the information and all the support we can offer.
This is not a workshop though. It will have many elements of the workshop, but the workshop means four people and a mentor working together 10 hours every day for six days, this event is more an excuse to spend a great time in a peaceful environment, while receiving a lot of support about the wet and dry plate collodion process. While you get familiar also with dry plate silver-gelatine process.

In this price does not include the gear and the chemistry. If you would like us to provide you with the gear and chemistry we will do it gladly, but we will need to know exactly your wishes. Most importantly is to know if you would like just to try out these process or would you like to have the full support with us providing the camera, chemistry and the workspace, so you could do many plates every day.

For four or less days
If you come for only four days, from Thursday to Sunday, the price is 499 EUR and it includes a bed in joined bedroom spaces, food, all the information and all the support we can offer.

Either way, we are excepting tips!

Family arrangements
Your partner has a 50% discount and child has 80% discount on the price above.

More information? Please email us to borutpeterlin@gmail.com

 


 

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