Confessions, Secrets, and Memories: Embodying the Past

Within this practice students will engage in a daily ritual of writing and self-reflection, cooperatively generating an archive of confessions in written form; a proliferation of personal information, an attempt at blurring the roles of authorship and ownership in artistic praxis. It is a contract to remain complicit in a game of 'catch and release', intended as an extended form of practice-as-research in which the writer becomes the invisible. The death of an author and the birth an enactor cross-dissolve, creating a platform of responsibility for the secret lives of others. Key areas of inquiry are anonymity, agency, privacy, authorship, information, writing, and appropriation.

 

Workshop length: 4 hours to full semester project