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FOUR SUNDAYS in NOVEMBER 11/2; 11/9; 11/16; 11/23
admission $100-150 sliding scale for four three-hour workshops
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop is an experiment in captive watching of the cameras around us. We will suspend and redirect our photographic impulses into poetic opportunities. Writing as Photography will study diverse modes of photographic production such as online image sharing, tourist attractions & consumer markets, lost images, and what we sometimes call the news. We will examine both the multiplying types of photographs that appear in our lives, and the multiplying types of photographers in order to ask the following questions: What do we lose when we are behind a camera? What implications can the realm of “digital” or lack of physical mean for photographs that are not taken but merely imagined? What does it do to our memories to make images without cameras? We will explore these questions through weekly assignments, reading discussions, and a daily log of photographic encounters. To engage these questions we will look at some of the work of Vilém Flusser, Tisa Bryant, Heimrad Bäcker, Juliana Spahr, Gustav Metzger, Zoe Leonard, Lisa Robertson, Félix Fénéon, bell hooks, Hollis Frampton, Hito Steyerl, Ehren Toole, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, & Philip Perkis.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Ariel Goldberg is a writer and artist who lives in Brooklyn. Goldberg’s publications include The Photographer(Roof Books, 2015) and the chapbooks Picture Cameras (NoNo Press, 2010), The Photographer without a Camera (Trafficker Press, 2011), and The Estrangement Principle, selections of which appear in Aufgabe 11. Goldberg is completing the book length version of The Estrangement Principle with a research fellowship at the New York Public Library’s Wertheim Study. They were the recipient of a Franklin Furnace Fund grant for The Photographer, a series of performances and slideshows, most recently at Anthology Film Archives Single Frame Series in December 2013. They have been an artist in resident at Headland’s Center for the Arts, The Invisible Dog, Residencias Artísticas Intercambios and SOMA in Mexico City. Goldberg is the 2014 Wednesday Night Coordinator at The Poetry Project. They teach writing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.