Image courtesy of Harvard Art Museums
In this studio-based design workshop, students will respond to and remix an extensive set of photographs from the Harvard Art Museum’s collection: over 20,000 images amassed by sociologist and photographer Barbara Norfleet in the late twentieth century, and known as the American Professional Photographers Collection.
This wintersession course will be team-taught by artists and designers from Harvard’s metaLAB, and will focus on contemporary precedents (artistic and philosophical) for remixing, archives, and making meaning from complex historical artifacts. Students will use appropriation, photography, drawing, collage, and writing to respond to this historical collection. The four-day workshop will culminate in a pop-up exhibition, open to the public. Great for anyone interested in art, photography, history, experimentation, and narrative, the workshop will be playful and the outputs will be rich. No previous experience required.