Nov 4–Dec 2, 2021 Online $200
Performing at Home
Using the artist’s own home and body as a site of discovery, this online workshop, Performing at Home will explore the nuances of creating performance for the camera. Artist and photographer Patricia Voulgaris has been culling the memory of past events in her life to construct unique self-portraits in her attic. She will lead participants in exploring and realizing the possibilities of performance in their own photographic practice.
Performing at Home will begin with an inspirational review of historic performative work in photography and will consider the conceptual and technical aspects of new media. Performance will serve as a jumping off point for a series of weekly exercises. Participants will be encouraged to collaborate with others to successfully plan, execute and document assignments through Zoom, iPhone, and other recording devices. The workshop will lay the groundwork for the development of an ongoing performance practice.
Participants will learn how to execute their concepts with easily accessible materials and will be exposed to a variety of tools and techniques which will help to push the boundaries of creativity, intellect, and imagination.
Participants should be interested in fomenting or developing a performative thread in their photographic projects.
Patricia Voulgaris is an artist and educator from New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2013 with a BFA in Photography. Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including Aperture Foundation, Rubber Factory, Red Hook Labs and Baxter Street at CCNY. Her photographs have been featured in publications such as Der Greif, Vice Magazine, Dear Dave Magazine, The British Journal of Photography and New York Magazine. She is the grant recipient of the Lucie Foundation, Aaron Siskind Foundation and SVA Faculty Awards.