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Defining Self – Workshop

Presented by Angilee Wilkerson and Jana C. Perez, in conjunction with their exhibition Perform La Femme, and as part of the 2017 Spring DADA Gallery Walk.

This workshop addresses topics such as the difference between self-portraiture and the “selfie,” crafting persona, the photographic truth, posture and performance, and how these topics relate to gender, psychology, fantasy, technology, branding, etc.

The workshop begins with a lecture that addresses a historical overview of self-portraiture along with excerpts from contemporary essays on the phenomenon of the “selfie.” Additionally, the artists will review the idea of the gaze, cultural ideals of identity, and how one constructs identity through photography and social media. Following these overviews, a discussion will be generated that asks questions and elicits further dialogue on these topics.

Using photography, students will participate in an exploration of seeing and being seen with an emphasis on posture, persona, and performance. The program will conclude with a final critique and discussion of the work produced in the workshop.

Date

April 22, 2017
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location

Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Drive
Dallas 75218

(214) 670-8749

Hours

  • Tuesday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
  • Wednesday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
  • Thursday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
  • Friday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
  • Saturday: 12 Noon to 6:00 pm (until 10:00 pm on evenings with theater performances)
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