A workshop on found images, documents, archives
Starting from sets of photographs, texts, and assorted ephemera, participants will conduct archeology-in-reverse by taking known things and making them unfamiliar, inscrutable, unknown or oblique. What agendas have to spring into action to turn a record-set into "an archive"? By what unarticulated algorithms does the image-circulator operate? And—most importantly—how can these be mined, undermined, undone or counteracted? A lesson in mash-up and re-mix for librarians and photonerds.
Lee Henderson (1979~) is a contemporary artist whose practice focuses on death... but it's funny, the way King Lear is funny. His approach includes multimedia, photography, installation, sculpture, performance, and text. Henderson has studied art in Canada and Germany, holding a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design (2003) and an MFA from the University of Regina (2005). Notable recent exhibitions and screenings include The Phillips Collection at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Magenta Festival Boston, and The Zero Film Festival (USA); The Dunlop Art Gallery, The Mendel Art Gallery, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Nuit Blanche Edmonton, and YYZ Artists' Outlet (Canada); and kunstraum tapir, Berlin (Germany).Henderson’s work can be found in private and public collections including the Mendel Art Gallery/Remai Modern, the University of Regina President’s Collection, and The Center for Fine Art Photography USA. He currently teaches art and media in Toronto at Ryerson and OCAD Universities.Lee Henderson is represented by Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.