ME(DIA) RESPONSE: SELF-AWARENESS AND ACTIVISM THROUGH ART-MAKING
PART 2: BUILDING AN UNDERSTANDING
September 15, 2017, 12:00PM - 2:00pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA
Join artist Kate Gilbert in a participatory workshop series infusing tools of meditation with media awareness to adorn and personalize 3D artifacts in a method representative of their response to violent imagery. This workshop, the second of a three-part series will begin with guided meditation focused on finding stillness or beauty in turmoil. Once centered, participants will personalize 3D objects/sculptures/artifacts created from accumulations of mass media images. This workshop will conclude with a discussion on how cultural tactics and creative strategies can be used to incorporate these artifacts into creative activism. Participants will leave their artifact for the next workshop participants to use and are encouraged to attend each workshop to deepen their practice of defining self and activism in a media-saturated world.
This workshop series will lead participants through the acceptance of violent imagery in media as a necessary catalyst for change, defining one’s response to violence and will culminate in a civically-engaged creative action. Participants are encouraged to attend each workshop to deepen their practice of defining self and activism in a media-saturated world.
To view the third and final workshop in the series click here
About the Artist:
Kate Gilbert is an artist deeply committed to developing catalytic artistic practices for transformation — of our cities, our relationships, and ourselves. In her artwork, curatorial projects and public art organization Now + There she strives to facilitate joy, spontaneity and an intersectional approach to creating shared cultural experiences.
Lunch will be served.
This event is free and open to the general public. RSVP required. To RSVP click here.