Continuing the 2011-2012 theme Why Do We Make Things? The Project Room presents an event series dedicated to the role of the “maker.”
Does an artist need to have touched their work in order to for it to be theirs? Who owns the comments that are posted on a blog? What’s the best way for a group of people to work together? Who gets credit when materials get repurposed?
Authorship is a six-week event series featuring a diverse group of participants who are “makers” of such things as choreography, film, boats, websites, musical instruments, clothing, visual art, and more. The public will be invited to take part in discussions, performances, workshops, and other events that address the importance of being a maker.
Integral to the series is a group experiment, in which five teams of artists from different creative areas respond to the idea of “authorship.” After working together during open studio hours in The Project Room, each team will present the result of the experiment to the public in whatever format they choose.
The Experiment Participants:
John Grade & Leo Saul Berk
Kate Lebo & Jennifer Borges Foster & Brangien Davis
Paul Rucker & Garrett Fisher
Amy O’ Neal & Wes Hurley
Other Authorship Presenters:
Emmett V Smith
Emma Desjardins, Melissa Toogood, and David Vaughan of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company
See the Calendar for specific dates and times
Image (homepage): Memory Layers instrument by Paul Kikuchi, 2008 (detail).
Image (above): La Chasse by John Grade (installation in progress), Ateliers L’H Du Siege, Valenciennes, France, 2011.