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Archive Fever: The Creative Repurposing of the Archive with Nando Alvarez-Perez

$550.00

Archive Fever: The Creative Repurposing of the Archive with Nando Alvarez-Perez
May 29 - June 2, 2018
T - S, 9:30 - 5:30

Regular price: $550, $525 VSW, Light Work, and ILSSA Members

This intensive workshop will dive into the process of generating a body of work through the appropriation and repurposing of pre-existing archives. Topics covered will include: finding a through-line of research and/or visual interest; exploring tools—analog and digital—for the reproduction, alteration, and display of visual material; and creating and managing a digital archive of one’s own. Demos will cover studio lighting and staging for still life and portrait photographs, hi-resolution scanning, the use of the VSW’s archival tools for reproduction and display, and using Photoshop for collage and design. The workshop will also include discussions of relevant contemporary artists and thinkers who are working with archives, including Erik Kessels, Hito Steyerl, and Boris Groys.

Nando Alvarez-Perez is an artist based in Buffalo, NY. He received his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2014 and has since exhibited throughout the Bay Area and internationally, most recently at Tmoro Project in Santa Clara, CA. He published his third photobook, Alpine Shadow Black Madonna, last year.