FVNMA 608 001
3 credit, 2 weeks
Accumulation, layering, and juxtaposition of images allow us to tell complex stories while simultaneously pointing to layers of societal reference. In this course, students will be introduced to various approaches to collage and basic animation techniques to create works that are embedded with personal meaning. Students will activate their compositions through performative projections, interactions with landscape, written or spoken text or as an online gif. More than static images on walls, these works will be experienced and expressed in relationship to the world they inhabit.
- Shani Peters -
Shani Peters (b. 1981 Lansing, MI) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York City. Her practice encompasses community building, activism histories, and the creation of accessible imaginative experiences. Peters holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA from the City College of New York. She has presented work in the U.S. and abroad at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City; Seoul Art Space Geumcheon in South Korea; and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare. Selected residencies include those hosted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Laundromat Project, and Project Row Houses. Her work has been supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Rauschenberg Foundation, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Peters is a university and museum educator, focusing her teaching at the intersection of art and social change.