Saturday, March 12th
installation 11-4pm, workshop 1-3pm
Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St, Asheville
Investigations of “ghosts,” defined as discrete packets of energy generated through the process of memory. If memory processing is a system, then a “ghost” would be the thermal energy released due to friction.
Phantomythography: A Young Ghost Comes of Age – is a multi-projection video installation piece, exploring the fiction of memory and identity through the lens of a queer Southern space. A haunted forrest is constructed through fragmented screens, upon which the distorted, disjointed narrative of two girls caught in a never ending game of chase unfolds.
OK Keyes will be here IN PERSON to talk about her work!
Installation open all day in the Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library!
Glitch Perfect: A Free Glitchmaking Workshop – Is a glitch still a glitch if you do it on purpose? These are the kind of questions asked in our technical workshop on glitch art and the power of breaking. Queer Theory meets media art in this step by step process for creating your own glitchy GIFs using open source software.
Target age group: adolescents, teens, & young adults (but open to everyone!)
Workshop runs from 1-3pm in the computer lab at the library.
About OK Keyes:
O.K. Keyes is adjunct professor in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina, teaching courses in video production and media arts education. Their research focuses on youth media practices and the ways in which social media technologies can enhance the classroom experience rather than detract. Currently they are serving as the Youth OUTLOUD Coordinator, a safe and affirming discussion group for LGBT youth and allies, as well as the Media Educator for TakeBreakMake, an after-school, youth media based project for high school students in Richland County District. Their curriculum development centers around moving the conversation about queerness away from identity and more towards interruption. Weaving together lines of thought from queer theory, post-feminist theory, transgender studies, media history, fandom studies, and even ghost stories, they demonstrate the ways in which marginalized communities not only create new stories but also craft new ways of storytelling. Ongoing projects include a number of queer-focused short films and media performances, arts-based workshops with adolescent girls in juvenile arbitration, filmmaking summer camps for youth, and occasionally workshop-in-the-woods centered on DIY filmmaking practices.