COME TO THE STRINGS WORKSHOP AT NEW EXPRESSIVE WORK, THURSDAY 05/11 FROM 6 -9PM email info@latifamedjdoub for info and to register, open to all levels (limited spots)
With materials gleaned from the waste stream, I will conceive elaborate and intricate fiber sculptures with the public stimulating creative social interactions combining mundane objects with fiber art techniques.
This experience made together with the public will culminate on May 23rd with a performance called Eurythmy at Studio Grand Oakland in collaboration with electroacoustic Japanese composer Haco ( + venue in Portland end of May TBA) offering an unparalleled artistic cross-training opportunity to transporting participants within an expansive soft fiber-sculpture responding to the image of network topology from which new perspectives, contexts, and realities can be observed.
Also, on August 4th, 2017 the Glean residency will culminate with a group exhibition presented at PNCA/OCAC, Furthermore Space. Glean is an environmental art project in partnership between Recology, an employee-owned integrated resource recovery and recycling company; Metro, the regional government that manages the Portland area’s garbage and recycling system; and crackedpots, an environmental arts non-profit.
The Strings series Workshops
Fiber Sculpture + Social Practice
Time: 2 to 3 Hours
Instructor: Latifa Medjdoub
Instructor provides recycled materials
Wear a comfortable outfit
Class Description: This project will invite physical interaction using handcrafted fiber sculptures and encourage reflection on the action of sharing and combining efforts in the act of creation.
In this workshop, we will first open up to a social practice together to reflect on the depth of the energy that links everything together. Using a set of handcrafted strings, we will experiment with movements and perspective in space.
Participants will be then working with a set of recycled items from varying material sources ranging from fiber, paper, plastic or metal to form a string or rope like open ended segment. They will study systems of formal imbrication, intertwined sequences, modulating rhythmic organizations of selected items while demonstrating a correlation between structure and sustainability.
In our age of social media networking, this innovative artistic approach pushes mental and physical boundaries, questioning our presence and responsibility to each other, challenging individual and shared perception and communication, and allowing an immersive space of self as well as a transformative collective experience to foster the idea that art makes us look at the world in fresh, new and restorative ways.
In San Francisco
May 20th at MP+D from 2pm to 5pm
Museum of Performance and Design 893B Folsom Street San Francisco CA 94107
May 11th at N.E.W from 6pm to 9pm
New Expressive Work 810 SE Belmont, PDX OR 97214
Sliding scale: $ 10-20
Contact me for more details and to register: