Soil Chromatography, Revolv Collective

  • South East
  • interdisciplinary arts, photography, visual arts
  • Lina Ivanova


Join Hannah Fletcher for a light sensitive soil chromatography workshop. Extending the processes employed in the work on show, alternative forms of photography are put into practice on the closing weekend of F O R M, at Seen Fifteen gallery.

Sat, 22 February 2020

14:00 – 17:00

You will have the opportunity to image forms and patterns from components held within different samples of earth. Participants are encouraged to bring their own soil samples along to the workshop, which we will grind down to make a solution with.

Crossing the boundary between art and science, we will be using the process of chromatography. This is combined with silver nitrate to create a light sensitive surface, which is then used to create a photographic record of the components held within each solution. As the solution spreads across the circular filter paper organic matter is separated and a natural banding effect is created.

Chemicals and paper provided.

Hannah Fletcher is a London based artist and Co-director of London Alternative Photography Collective. She has initiated The Sustainable Darkroom, an artist run research, training and mutual learning programme, to equip cultural practitioners with new skills and knowledge to develop an environmentally friendly photographic darkroom practice.

Hannah Fletcher’s work is rooted in the challenge of intertwining the organic into the photographic medium. She does this while simultaneously exploring environmentally and ecologically-focused issues. Working in an investigative manner, Hannah combines scientific techniques with photographic processes. Creating a dialogue between process and materials, between research and exploration and between the poetic and political, each unfixed and unwashed print a unique object.