selfing exercises


The Contemporary Austin / ICA Boston National Teen Convening 2017
May 6, 2017
Laguna Gloria, Austin TX

Artist, Betelhem Makonnen, will lead Convening participants in an interactive workshop through the grounds of Laguna Gloria’s sculpture park. Using simple auxiliary lenses made up of mirrors and other reflective surfaces and a cellphone camera; students will wander and explore the natural site creating still and moving images of them(selves) interacting with the landscape.

All images will be uploaded throughout the exercise to a group Instagram and the gallery of images will be collectively viewed at end of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the following relationships as they practice their selfing exercises:

subject____object
interior____exterior
agency____representation
history____memory
diaspora____exile
opacity___transparency
presence___absence
futurity ___futility


Press:
The Contemporary Austin
ICA Boston




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