This workshop is suitable for photographers, collage, installation and interdisciplinary artists as well as anyone interested in alternative photographic practices and the creative potential in degrading and manipulating the photographic object. Discussions around artists exploring interventions with the photographs will provide a foundation for the workshop. Participants will then begin the process of creating of a small work of art using their own imagery. Instructor Jessica Thalmann will teach techniques in a hands-on manner including: paper folding techniques, emulsion scratching and rubbing, precise cutting, excising and lifting and other destructive techniques. The class will culminate in a final critique where participants will learn to critically examine their peers alongside their own work.
Jessica Thalmann is an artist, curator and writer currently based in Toronto and New York City. She has received a Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. She has worked at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival, C Magazine, the Art Gallery of York University and Yossi Milo Gallery.
She has shown at various venues in Toronto, Vancouver and New York City including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Flash Forward 2010, Whippersnapper Gallery, Nuit Blanche, the Artist Project, VIVO Media Arts Center, the International Centre of Photography, Photoville, the Camera Club of New York and Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.