Experimentation & Language is an intensive workshop preparing 2nd bachelor students towards their group exhibition at TKF. The workshop is part of a threefold structure, which runs through the three Bachelor years, intended to give students practical tools in relation to ‘going public’. This workshop is intended to be playful, focusing on (group) experiments and reflections upon own process and work, sharing it with peers. Specifically we will look into Happenings and the language based practice of Jenny Holzer. The practicalities of making an exhibition is also part of this week and will be continued in planning and installing the works at TKF.
3 tasks to prepare in advance of the workshop!
Prepare a 20min presentation based on 9 things (text, image, material, theory etc) which lies at the core of your work pursuit at the moment.
Read 2 texts:
- Allan Kaprow, How to make a happening
- No Ladders; Snakes; Jenny Holzer’s Lustmord by Joan Simon
Untitled ("Protect Me From What I Want" text displayed in Times Square, NYC)1982 by Jenny Holzer
Computer animation / Spectacolor light board, 6.1 x 12.2 m, from the exhibition "Messages to the Public," March 1-31, 1982, Times Square, New York
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)