Workshops: Capturing the Chimera, Oct 2017

Two years ago, Miniclick worked with Curtis James and Emily Macaulay to put on a series of events in October 2015 on the theme of ‘The Spirit Side’. We had discussions from noted parapsychologists, a ghost story film screening, a specially commissioned theatre piece and talks from the creators of the visuals and audio of horror films.

This October, in 2017, we are returning to the Spirit Side with a ghost hunting exhibition, an evening of talks on death, the psychology of hauntings and haunted locations and two new on-theme workshops from Capturing the Chimera.

Miniclick are very pleased to be working again with Capturing the Chimera, who are running two free workshops that each combine exercises in writing and photography. ‘Capturing the Spirit Side’ will be a group investigation psychic photography and writing whilst ‘Capturing the Uncanny’ gives a literary introduction to the origins and elements of The Uncanny as a theoretical and literary tool in writing, culminating in participants creating their own Uncanny portrait in a studio setting. More info below…


Capturing the Spirit Side – FULLY BOOKED

Capturing the Spirit Side has been developed to explore elements of psychic photography and writing.

Beginning with a few examples of psychic writing and exercises, the group will explore various literary examples of contact with spirits and fortune-telling. We will then look at archetype images in photography, critical theory, dream interpretation and in psychic paraphernalia such as tarot cards. Finally, the group will look at the idea of prophesy in historic, modern media and literary examples, culminating in each individual participating in an aura style portrait.


Saturday October 7th, 10am to 5pm

The Brighton Studio, New England House, Brighton (map)

Free Entry. Email to get a place on the waitlist.


Capturing the Uncanny

This workshop will give a literary introduction to the origins and elements of The Uncanny as a theoretical and literary tool in writing, providing extracts and discussion points for the group. Writing exercises will give the group an opportunity to play with and create their own ‘uncanny’ vignettes using different thematic options.  The group will then be lead in a discussion surrounding peculiar photography and what elements in the images fit with the previously discussed points. The group will finally have a chance to create their own peculiar image in a professional photographic studio.


Sunday October 29th, 10am to 5pm

New Writing South, 9 Jew Street, Brighton (map)

Free Entry. Email to book.


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