The Image as Object
The Image as Object: Experimental Processes in Photography
When: Saturdays | July 6, 13, 20, and 27 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs | 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Kristen Roles
Cost: Nick Member $105 | Non-Member $135
In an era where most of our personal photographs live on the screens of our phones, let’s take some time together to slow down the way we see and make pictures we can hold. Using analog photo techniques and nontraditional print surfaces from leaves to fabric, this workshop will investigate how we might translate feeling through material. We will create digital negatives and gather 3D objects and local flora from which to make lumen prints, cyanotypes, and anthotypes. We’ll explore image transfers and photomontage, and even turn our photographs into temporary tattoos. As we make and transform our own images through an array of processes, we’ll consider the history of alternative photographic techniques and discover contemporary photographic artists whose work engages with materiality.
Materials Included. Meets once a week for four weeks. Participants ages 16 years and older are welcome to sign up!
Kristen Roles is currently teaching photography at the University of South Carolina after completing her MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2018. As she asks what it might mean to collaborate with someone who is no longer living, the works of her ongoing body The Same Impossible consider the affective potential of material as a scrim between protection and access.
Last year, Kristen was a visiting artist at the Glasgow School of Art and in residence with The Centre for the Study of Substructured Loss in London, UK and Stormwater Studios in Columbia. This year, she is excited to be learning with students and learning to live and look more slowly.
She hopes you’ll visit cargocollective.com/jaroslawstudencki to keep alive the work of a brilliant
artist/human with whom she shared too little time in this world.