Kuopio Encounters: Workshop Weekly Plan

Kuopio Encounters

ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Facilitated by Ernest Truely

Weekly Schedule, August through September 2017

You are free to attend as many of the workshop meetings you like. All are welcome

Join the workshops once or twice over a week for a seven-week period. Demonstrations, discussion, guided practice, screenings, and social activities are platforms for sharing ideas and information throughout the project.

Explore ways of using social media to develop identity, characters and narratives, Discover new possibilities for creating content with your mobile device. Work independently and in interdisciplinary groups to invent, produce and publish interlocking narrative across real and virtual formats.

Together, we can invent new memories in Kuopio.

Week One: Performance and Identity:

Wednesday 2 August 2017 14:00-17:00

at VAMOS! Sepänkatu 9, Kuopio

  • An overview of the project is presented. Participants are guided in the process of developing a persona.
  • Guided practice is offered in creating a persona; you are asked to perform a part of your identity which most people do not see.
  • A survey is administered by New Start Finland.
  • During the week participants work independently and in small groups to create text and images that are representative of their persona.

Week Two: Social Media and Digital Imaging:

Monday 7 August , Wednesday 9 August 2017 14:00-17:00

Kuopion Rouvasväenyhdistys (The Ladies’ Association of Kuopio), Piispankatu 8 Kuopio 70100

  • Examples are shared of creative practice related to persona, alter ego, artist names and first person storytelling. Examples are shown of creative production using social media and Online formats.
  • Demonstrations and guided practice are provided in creating and using new social media accounts.
  • Participants establish Gmail, WordPress, Twitter and Instagram accounts in the name of their persona.
  • Demonstrations and guided practice in digital imaging, Adobe Photoshop and photo editing apps for smart phones.
  • During the week participants work independently to develop the identity of their persona for their social media sites

Week Three: Interlocking Narratives: Building a Story World:

Monday 14 August , Wednesday 16 August 201714:00-17:00

at VAMOS! Sepänkatu 9, Kuopio

  • Participants present to the group their content posted on social media sites created during the first two weeks of the project. Participants share feedback and discuss the works presented.
  • Demonstration and guided practice is offered in narrative structures. Participants brainstorm ideas for individual and interlocking narratives.
  • During the week participants work independently and in small groups to create interlocking content on their social media sites.

 Week Four: Trans-media PR:

Wednesday 23 August 14:00-17:00

Kuopion Rouvasväenyhdistys (The Ladies’ Association of Kuopio), Piispankatu 8 Kuopio 70100

  • Participants share content on their social media sites developing interlocking narratives.
  • Demonstration and guided practice is offered about print media such as posters, fliers, self-published magazines and street campaigns.
  • Participants work independently and in small groups to design print media.
  • During the week participants create and publish content on their social media sites.
  • Posters, fliers, stickers and other media are printed.

Week Five: Interlocking narratives, online and in the real world:

Monday 28 August 2017 14:00-17:00

at VAMOS! Sepänkatu 9, Kuopio

  • Participants present their stories, images and other works they have created as part of this project.
  • Participants discuss how to link and interlock online content using search engines, tags and keywords with real world happenings.
  • We select content for the online exhibition during ANTI Contemporary Art Festival.
  • During the week participants continue to create and publish content on their social media sites. We distribute print media

Week Six: Making objects together:  

Monday 4 September, Wednesday 6 September 2017 14:00-17:00

Mylly – Luovien alojen keskus, Puijonkatu 26, Kuopio

  • In a peer-learning environment we work together to create sculptures, ready-mades, assemblage, performance and installation art related to our collective narrative.
  • Participants work independently to write reflections of their experience during this project.
  • During the week participants continue to create and publish content on their social media sites. We work in small groups to disseminate print media.

Week Seven:

Monday 11 September, Wednesday 13 September 2017 14:00-17:00

Location to be announced.

  • We prepare tools, materials, logistics of the Happening
  • A survey is administered by New Start Finland.
  • During the week participants continue to create and publish content on their social media sites and disseminate print media.

Week eight:

Monday 18 September, Saturday 23 September location and times to be announced

  • ANTI Contemporary Art Festival will involve two real world Happenings, 18 and 23 September
  • Some of the participants, ANTI staff and I assemble and publish documentation for the online exhibition.

 

 

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