You’re invited to our personal creative practice -
This is for you if: you need a creative pick me up, you want to hang out with other artists and make art, your inner child is craving PLAY, your portfolio needs some extra spice, you have an idea (or many) you want to test out, you need someone to give you permission to f*** it up, do it ‘wrong’, and try again.
WKND of WEIRD will be about ideation & play rather than technology & technique. If you have technical questions, we will do our best to answer them, but this workshop won’t be focused on how-tos. This workshop is open to and applicable to artists working in all mediums, but we will be creating photographic works. Bring your digital camera, your iPhone, your film camera, or your point & shoot - doesn’t matter which; if it captures light… it’ll do!
We'll dig into
finding aligned collaborators
differentiating your work
defining your visual language
believing in your work & putting it out there
not being afraid to mess it up
using what you already have
What to expect
Two days, two studios, two instructors.
photograph unique sets.
create tactile works.
move to a kick-ass playlist.
An afternoon shooting a rotation of:
3 prop categories
A day in the studio & darkroom to:
Print (inkjet, silver gelatin, alt process, RISO)
Scan & distort
Tear it up
Light it on fire
Wash & repeat
10am - arrive / intros
10:30am - 12:00pm - instruction
12:00pm - shoot 1
1:15pm - lunch
1:45pm - shoot 2
3:15pm: shoot 3
4:30pm - wrap and edit assignments
10am - arrive / show and tell
10:30am - 11:00am - instruction
11:00am - printing
1:30pm - lunch
2:00pm - station switch
4:00pm - show and tell
4:30pm - wrap
Your Hosts: Alexx & Imani
This workshop is an extension of our personal creative practice. We’ve integrated play and collaboration into every season of both our creative careers & our friendship. We come together annually for what we’ve affectionately coined our “weekend of weird”: a space free of predetermined deliverables - where we test out ideas, pull from the far reaches of our vision boards & psyches, light things on fire, dance around, make an absolute mess, scan dead bugs, ask our models to put away their good sides, and yell “YES, and what if.”
It’s uncapped creativity as a discipline: setting aside dedicated time to intuit our way through making weird ass art.
This year… you’re invited.
Alexx is a photographer & printmaker specializing in process-driven darkroom practices. Often using movement as a tool to convey tension, loneliness, and interdependence, she is known for her slow shutter shots that freeze an elongated moment and her focus on naturally occurring precise and geometric shapes. Co-founder of Livingrooms, a multidisciplinary art space in New York, she uses the venue as both a creative laboratory for her own work and to build community around various artistic practices.
As a teacher, she believes in sharing frameworks and techniques as tools that students can incorperate into their own individual style.
Imani is a visual artist dedicated to capturing the unspoken language of the soul through her art. She prides herself on her attention to the details most would miss and amplifying them.
Imani is a touring music photographer and videographer for various artists creating their unique and memorable content. Her work has been published in various magazines and online media outlets.
As a teacher, she encourages students to feel their images through emotion to create art as an extension of the soul.
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