Fall 2018 Artist-IN-RESIDENCE
Special Workshop Title: Archiving As Resistance & the ABC of Revolting
Workshop Description: The workshop, Archiving as Resistance & the ABC of Revolting, will map questions related to archiving a revolution in the digital age as a means of resistance with a focus on the language of rebelling.
Based on her ongoing project since 2011, Vox Populi, Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age, the artist and the participants will study various revolts, revolutions and protests, past and present. Together they will explore various archives initiatives in the global context and create one or more artworks using the archive with a particular focus on language. The participants will produce collaboratively or individually, projects based on the material they will have researched.
Participants from all disciplines are welcome to join. Please bring your creative thinking and if you already have ideas of what you wish to explore, some data and/or information on asocial movement, a revolution or a protest: photos (documentary, political satire, graffiti in jpgs format), videos (documentary, testimonies, animations) and/or tweets, articles, list of vocabulary that emerged during protests (words, slogans, sentences), etc.
No pre-requisite other than your enthusiasm. Limited enrolment: 15-18.Lara Baladi is an Egyptian-Lebanese artist, archivist and educator, internationally recognized for her multidisciplinary work. In her investigations into archives, personal histories, socio-political narratives and myths, Baladi’s work spans a wide range of mediums, photography—analogue and digital—collage, immersive video, sound and mutli-media installations, architectural spaces, sculptures, tapestries and perfume. Since 2014, she has been a Fellow at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab. In 2015-16, she was the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at MIT’s Centre for Art, Science and Technology (CAST). Currently, she is a Lecturer in MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT).