This workshop will guide participants as they transform their photographs through a process of degradation and manipulation.
Artists Jessica Thalmann will lead this workshop which is designed for photographers, collage and interdisciplinary artists wishing to explore the boundaries between these mediums. She will lecture on work exploring photo-based interventions such as Letha Wilson, Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, Susy Oliviera and others. Then, Thalmann will guide participants through the creation of a small body of work using archival imagery either from family photo albums, public archives, the internet etc…Techniques covered in a hands-on manner include: paper folding techniques, emulsion scratching and rubbing, and other destructive techniques. The class culminates in a final critique where participants 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.