Drop in for a free workshop session delivered by artist Damien Robinson to examine hidden experiences and meanings through two photographic techniques: light painting and scanning.

Participants are encouraged to bring along a small, hand-held object of personal significance and containing a ‘hidden story’ which you’d like to share with others via creative exploration. Record your objects via scanning accompanied by story-telling, or capture gestures and movement using light painting, a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph. These outcomes will be displayed and shared with other visitors to Ghosts in the Machine, presenting publicly that which is often private and unseen.

Damien Robinson works with digital and found media, mixing ‘low’ approaches with higher-tech strategies. She re-purposes and recycles materials, exploring the technology we use and discard, and the content it conveys.

This event is open to the public every day from 1 to 4 March – drop in any time from 12 to 6pm; booking is not required, however due to limited capacity there may be a short wait for entry. Fully wheelchair accessible and BSL interpreted.

This event is part of Shape's second Tate Exchange programme Ghosts in the Machine, at Tate Modern from 1 to 4 March 2018.


Image c. Damien Robinson

Please contact [email protected] or 020 7424 7330 with any questions or access requirements.