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SUMMER 2017 — Live From the Shark Cage: Conceptual Image-Making
Tue, Jun 6, 2017, 6:30 PM – Tue, Jul 18, 2017, 9:30 PM PDT
LIVE FROM THE SHARK CAGE
6 sessions >> Tuesdays, June 6-July 18
(no class July 4)
6:30-9:30 pm, MCR, $275
No prerequisite – open to intermediate and advanced artists of all mediums – open to analog and digital.
Participants will explore making images by engaging in exercises that explore sound, short story, video, performance(s), walking, and more to be determined by participants. Instead of the modernist approach of exploring making photographs through a sense of authenticity or “decisive moment,” this class seeks to expand the participant’s notion of images by constructing photographs. The intersection of performance(s) and photographic history, will be explored in contemporary art and more importantly, beyond. Questions raised regarding performance documentation, stand-alone images, performance for the camera, and alternative display methods and site-specificity will also be raised.
Daniel Melo is a first generation Colombian-American artist and multi-instrumentalist living in San Francisco. He received his English degree from Kenyon College and New Genres MFA in 2015 from the San Francisco Art Institute where he was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. He has taught in Southern Exposure’s Mission Voices program, ESL for six years, and he continues to translate contemporary art documents and publications from Spanish to English. Melo has exhibited in New Yok, San Francisco, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California.
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What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?
Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.
What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?
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