As world events increasingly unfold on our computers, what happens to this history once it’s been clicked?
Verve: Guest Artist, Jason Lazarus shared the concept from his project– Phase 1 Live Archive with Marwen students on February 12th. This archive, he explained, features recreations of Occupy Wall Street signs documented in online coverage of the worldwide occupy movement. The growing archive is created collaboratively with the public and used for ongoing occupations and display. Jason invited participants to find and recreate an OWS sign for the archive and to contribute to the collection of voices that drew unprecedented awareness to the often silent and invisible 99%! Images from
that cool workshop are shown below. The following week Jason presented his work at an excellent artist talk here at Marwen! (Stay tuned for a video link of the lecture.) Photos of workshop by: Matt Austin What do you think? What would your sign say?
Kate Adams is an artist, teaching artist, and mom. As a Marwen staff member she oversees Marwen’s teaching artist professional development, student assessment, and program evaluation. Through her artwork she explores concepts of home, generations and change. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org