During this LABO you will learn the basic principles of analogue photography in the dark room. The photos by Dirk Braeckman and the FOMU collection form the starting point for telling a story with images that you create, develop and edit yourself.
Is a photo always a reflection of reality? Where is the line between fact and fiction? How can you tell a story through photography and how (consciously) do you influence the gaze of the viewer?
Artist Dirk Braeckman enters into a dialogue with the FOMU collection and creates a new, mysterious world with a photographic image. His photos and the collection pieces form the starting point for a fascinating workshop on image awareness and the power of photography.
This exhibition also includes the Kaiser Panorama (1905), a masterpiece from the FOMU collection that will be shown to the public again after a thorough restoration.
When? From Wednesday 27 March 2024 to Tuesday 1 January 2025 during the museum's opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For whom? Secondary education, for all disciplines.
Price per group (max. 15 participants): EUR 136
Per group of 15 students, 2 supervisors get free admission. For each group of 15 students, at least 1 supervisor must be present.
Museum admission: free for visitors under 18 years old
What to expect?
A visit to the collection exhibition in combination with a workshop on analogue photography in the dark room.
The guide stimulates the students to take a conscious and in-depth look at the photos and to connect them to their living environment today
The students take their own photos and reflect on their position as image makers
The students learn the basics of analogue photography and go home with their own developed image
Topics covered: photography, image awareness, image literacy, propaganda, image manipulation, (social) media
Q: How many groups can you book with at the same time?
A: You can book this visit with 2 groups at the same time.
Q: Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes, the entire museum is wheelchair accessible. There are also portable stools for those with reduced mobility.