Exploring the potential and tradition of a 'Folk Art Crankie' for use in Contemporary Art
This workshop will incorporate the use of outmoded Folk Art, Experimental Sound, Music, Voice, Drawing, Painting, Moving Image, Movement, Shadow, Technology and Conceptualism. Sign up if you are interested. The workshop will be conducted in both English and French.
In this workshop we will be making and exploring the contemporary potential of an outmoded media presentation device known today within American Folk Art circles as a 'Crankie'.
Whilst the Crankie is predominately associated with traditional 'narrative' and music (see these example ) :
we will try to explore its use in more 'abstract' directions, of light, movement, shadow, experience, film without film, etc, as well as narrative and tradition.
The workshop will be a mix of plastic (drawing, painting, moving image), movement and audio art. Any students interested in music, cinema and experimental sound are especially welcome.
Whats a Crankie? Look here. http://www.thecrankiefactory.com
Historic contextualization of the Crankie. https://vimeo.com/64207540
How to make a Crankie http://www.thecrankiefactory.com/348971240
Whats a Crankie? Look here.
Historic contextualization of the Crankie.
How to make a Crankie
This would be an important video to link with the workshop :
Here are video's of a workshops I made in Annecy, Brest and also the video from last years workshop at Bourges. The new workshop will draw on elements from all three of these workshops.