This online workshop re-examines and celebrates the much maligned low res, pixelated or “poor” image. Based on Hito Steyerl’s text of the same name, in this digital class we will make connections between photographers and artists who glitch, compress, reproduce, rip and remix their images to create something new. Using a video conferencing app, Thalmann will present a mini-lecture on artist including Nam June Paik, Thomas Ruff, Assaf Shaham, Sara Cwynar, Raymond Boisjoly etc... Then participants will be guided through the creation of work of art using their own imagery. Technical demonstrations will focus on using a flatbed scanner and other internet-based tools to manipulate, distort and complicate analogue images.
Participants should join the laptop prepared with 5-10 photographs from an archive (family, historical, internet, yard sale, etc. can be digital or darkroom prints, newspaper or magazine images, etc.), scissors, white paper, any special objects/tools/materials you would like to work with, a Flatbed scanner and a computer with Zoom installed.
Please note: Our online workshops are being offered at a sliding scale with the suggested amounts:
$25 - Non members
$20 - Members
$15 - Non members/Members with COVID Reduced Income
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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.