Embracing the conditions we find ourselves in during the pandemic, this workshop centers on the platforms we use daily across geographic borders and time zones, starting with the medium we will be using for our class, Zoom.
We will begin with a survey of how artists have manipulated, disassembled and subverted everyday platforms (Instagram, Google Docs, Street View, etc), repurposing them for both image-making and critique.
We will perform our own live, collaborative experiments with the physical structure of Zoom, exploring its possibilities for art-making. We will think about Zoom as a drawing tool, Zoom as pixels, Zoom as a mirror, etc.
Through discussion and exercises we will attempt to deepen our awareness of how human movement, behaviour and culture is shaped by the digital applications and tools we use every day, as well as to challenge and subvert the expectations of their designers / owners.read less