With the scan-and-print function in the Risograph, it is possible to reproduce non-digitally created works directly using the machine. This is not limited to flat objects but also 3-dimensional ones. This additional depth (the distance between the scanner bed and scanned object) makes it possible to create and compose basic graphic elements—shapes in various tints, gradients, and combinations of them—using a single material. With some pre-defined parameters, we explored this using card stock paper and simple stationery, creating 3-dimensional ‘paperscapes’ that were scanned and printed into 2-dimensional ‘shadow compositions’.
This workshop was briefly foregrounded by several indirectly related works (that we were directly influenced by in conceptualising this workshop): Bruno Munari’s Original Xerographies, Karl Nawrot’s Mind Walks, Jean Tinguely’s White Moving Forms on Black Background, László Moholy-Nagy’s Photograms, and Xavier Antin’s Printing at Home.
In this workshop we will provide some basic understanding of the Risograph, from which you will create 3 x 3-dimensional ‘paperscapes’, which will be scanned, and overprinted in green, medium blue, and orange.
You will receive a folded A4 book containing all participants’ Risograph prints.