PRINT 641 001, 1 week, 1 credit hour, Lab Fee $50
This experimental course offers students an opportunity to explore appropriation as a strategy for art making. Students will discuss and transform everyday printed matter and literature in the development of poetry and art works. A range of poetic forms will be introduced in relation to various printmaking techniques including: monoprint, pronto plate and transfer/copier methods. Magazines, books and other printed matter will serve as source material. This one week course is a workshop for different types of making which accesses the interconnectedness of image and language. Students will tap into the generative nature of studio practice cultivated from everyday resources.
Ayanah Moor is an interdisciplinary artist whose creative tools include printmedia, performance, drawing and video. She has been awarded artist residencies at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; Proyecto ‘Ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Auckland Print Studio in New Zealand and the Vermont Studio Center. Moor’s work has been addressed in books like Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality and Blackness and What is Contemporary Art? published by University of Chicago Press. She completed her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA at Tyler School of Art. Ayanah Moor is Associate Professor in Printmedia at SAIC.
Krista Franklin is an interdisciplinary artist whose work floats between the literary and the visual. Her practice engages a diverse range of artistic mediums from collage, hand papermaking, print, poetry and performance, installation, artist books and sound. She is the recipient of the Propeller Fund, and has held residencies at A Studio in the Woods, Cave Canem, and the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life Initiative. Her work has been published in Black Camera, Copper Nickel, Callaloo, Vinyl, BOMB Magazine, Encyclopedia, Vol. F-‐K. Her chapbook of poems Study of Love & Black Body was published in 2012 (Willow Books).