Saturday Free School - Experimental Writing Tactics
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John Pluecker: How to Cut and Paste Your Way to Artistic Freedom
Saturday, October 29, 2011: 2pm
Experimental Writing Tactics for Intervening the Page
Students in this cut and paste writing class will cover the history and artistry of various techniques of page intervention ¾in particular, cut-ups, fold-ins and erasure. We'll spend the first part of the class looking at artist and writers who have used cut-ups and erasure historical examples from the Dadaists to Brion Gysin to William Burroughs and contemporary practitioners like Yedda Morrison, Jen Hofer, Tom Phillips and Jen Bervin. We'll look at images of their work and also at their books and art interventions.
After looking at some of the historical examples, participants will have the opportunity to intervene pages themselves, applying the various techniques illustrated in the first part of the class. Some materials will be provided: pens, markers, crayons, scissors, exactos, glue, etc. But you are encouraged to bring any art supplies you might want to use in your own work and to share with others. There will also be various texts provided that you can intervene, but feel free to bring your own texts you'd like to cut up, erase or otherwise disfigure and re-write.
About the Instructor: John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, educator and translator. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production. He recently completed an MFA in Writing at the University of California San Diego.
Saturday Free School for the Arts offers a range of skill shares, lectures, and workshops. It is a fluid structure where teachers become students and pupils can become teachers. Members of the community are invited to teach and also propose seminars. In the tradition of free schools, the Saturday Free School is an ever shifting and open collective of artists and participants, who gather together at the Skydive, a contemporary arts space in Houston.
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