HISTORY and FUTURE
Super 8 Picnic in a Hand was a collective Vilnius based metro group of young artists in general section. Filmmakers and others interested in creating, curating and showing super8, 8 and 16 mm format films in native Lithuania and around globe. System founded in 2008 as an independent artist’s research group on analog film possibilities, the collective soon became Super 8 Picnic in a Hand. In 2009 they changed their open politic into closed 13 persons. The collective became sure and opened the deficit “Tree LAB” – an analog and experimental film lab, searching for connections with young active analog filmmakers around Europe.
Spongé studio and lab is Vilnius based initiative that makes an effort to continue nurturing and researching the craft of analog photography and motion picture in particular. We work as an independent studio, which is able to produce small scale films, we will be able to host artists with their projects and present it for the audiece on Spongé's platform. As a lab we focuse on expanding our knowledge and sharing it with others by educating, promoting and inviting to experiment. We work as a small collective of 5 members.
We do poses some equipment from ex Tree lab which is;
few developping tanks, Super8 (Sankyo with audio ) and 16mm (EIKI) projectors. Also we have 16mm editing table (a present from Esther Urlus from WORM lab in Rotterdam), which is now transformed into DIY contact printer.
Our lab and residency is still under reconstruction. If you would like to help and donate in exchange for infinite love, please contact us.