Narrative in Contemporary Visual Art: A Multi-Discipline Workshop
This workshop will create a studio environment where we will explore contemporary attitudes of artistic production around narrative. Select the media of your choice: performance, adaptation of space through site mediation, as well as more traditional modes of production such as film/video, painting, sculpture, or photography. We will explore narrative tableaux that can/will embody personal as well as political experiences. The course will provide extensive examples highlighting how and why contemporary artists are exploring narrative. You will write a narrative that is transformed into a tangible piece of art or performance art at week’s end. Support and dialogue will be provided around each student’s “Narrative Project.” This is a fun, high energy, workshop, one that has, in a recent student’s words: “Left me breathless, forever changed, and infinitely inspired.”
Students should bring materials and resources they wish to work with on an adventurous and rigorous project.
ANGELA DUFRESNE studied painting and video at the Kansas City Art Institute and painting at the Tyler School of Art. She held Fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center from 2002-2004 and at Yaddo in 2015. She taught painting, and culture at large, in various places: Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton University, and RISD.