Autumn Patricia Ahn: "Documentation as Poetic-Witness"


Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30am to 9:30am


Robbins Library, Emerson Hall 211

Autumn Patricia Ahn "Documentation as Poetic-Witness": a workshop

In this workshop, we will use listening and writing as a form of complex “secondary” poetry. “Secondary” in this case, meaning a peripheral consciousness. Using rapid association, this technique allows the senses to take precedent to the consciousness. Akin to the “automatic writing” practices developed by the Surrealist & Dada-ist art movements of the early 20th century, also recognized and employed by early psychologist philosophers such as William James and writers such as Gertrude Stein, this immersion practice makes use of available information to inform control and release control of the artistic mind.

Attendance information: If you would like to attend this workshop, please sign up for it using the following form. Please note that this workshop is being offered at two different times on October 19th: a morning workshop (7:30am-9:30am) and an evening workshop (6pm-8pm). Please indicate on the form which of the two workshops you will be attending.

About the Artist: Autumn Patricia Ahn is a visiting Fellow in Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. Ahn's practice has been described as spanning "time-based media and installation art, forming visual documents that record journeys through space and site-specific sound landscapes."