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Intro To Installation with Crystal Z Campbell

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Intro To Installation with Crystal Z Campbell
June 17 - 21, 2019
M-F 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

This class will consider various approaches to installation-based art strategies. The course will combine readings, lectures, videos, and short exercises. Most importantly, we’ll work closely to translate one existing project into an installation. The objective of this course is encourage broader investigations of space, place, and materiality in relationship to form and concept. Some art practices and diverse approaches to installation art we’ll consider include Sarah Sze, Nam June Paik, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Andy Goldsworthy, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, and Doris Salcedo, amongst others. Students should be prepared to work intensively during all hours of the workshop.

Crystal Z Campbell is a multidisciplinary artist and writer of African-American, Filipino & Chinese descents. Campbell’s practice ruptures collective memory, imagines social transformations, and questions the politics of witnessing using physical archives, online sources, and historical materials. Recent works include a collaboration with a molecular geneticist investigating Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cells, an examination of gentrification via a 35mm film relic salvaged from a demolished black Civil Rights theater in Brooklyn, and live performances that intersect the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Paul Robeson’s archive, surveillance, and figure drawing.