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Thursday evenings, 6-8pm, Jun 2–Jun 28, 2022 Online $200


Performing at Home

Using the artist’s own home and body as a site of discovery Performing at Home will allow participants to explore the nuances of creating performance for the camera. Artist Patricia Voulgaris has been culling the memory of past events in her life to construct unique locations for dynamic self-portraits in her attic. Patricia will lead participants in realizing the possibilities of performance in their photographic practice and will be encouraged to embrace alter-egos and challenge perceptions using props and additional locations to film performances. These performances will offer a new representation of oneself, body and image.

Performing at Home will start by reviewing Patricia’s own varied projects and provide a broad overview of historic performative work. Self-portraits and 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 performance assignments through Zoom, SmartPhone, 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 will have the opportunity to exhibit work inspired by the workshop at the Silver Eye Gallery in Summer 2022.

Skill Level
This workshop is open to participants interested in fomenting or developing a performative thread in their photographic projects. No special skills or training is required.

Workshop Schedule
This workshop meets weekly on Thursday evenings for 4 weeks, from 6/2/2022 - 6/23/2022. All times Eastern.

Week 1: Thursday, 6/2, 6-8pm EDT
Introduction & Inspiration: Performance Art Group Discussion Assignment

Week 2: Thursday, 6/9, 6-8pm EDT
Share/Discussion of Assignment Strategies for Performing

Week 3: Thursday, 6/14, 6-8pm EDT
Individual Feedback Meetings

Week 4: Thursday, 6/23, 6-8pm EDT
Group Critique and Feedback

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Participating Artist

  1. 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 Award.