Sophie Michael is an artist working with photography and analogue film, one of the most recent sectors to be recognised with craft status. Her apprenticeship in the field will be one of the first.
Sophie will focus on 16mm film display and bespoke installation techniques within Kino Club, the leading 16mm film presentation service for the UK and overseas. She will learn from David Leister how to fulfil specialist demand from curators at galleries, museums and independent cinemas wishing to safely present new and historical works in their collections.
“I hope my training will enable David and I and fellow artists to continue to make our work visible to new audiences and make the material of 16mm more accessible to new generations of experimenting filmmakers.”