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January 17, 2020 1:00–4:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, Bay 12, Room 228
Special Topics

Collage Workshop

Taught by Lewis Klahr

About the Workshop

In this workshop you will make collages with visiting artist Lewis Klahr. Assemble poetic texts from pulp novel papers and participate in a discussion about your completed text collage.

About the Instructor

Lewis Klahr (born 1956, United States) is a Los Angeles-based experimental filmmaker. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic films, which use found images and sound to explore identity, sexuality, memory and history. Since creating his first film in 1977, his body of work has come to encompass a number of short digital and analogue stop-motion collages, including two feature-length films. Creating a dialogue between cut-and-paste collage, underground and experimental film traditions and the art world, Klahr digs into the heart of American, presenting a counter-pop history of sorts.

Klahr will be screening Sixty Six (2002-15, 90 min, USA, DCP) on Saturday, January 18th in The Rubenstein Arts Center at 7pm. Sixty Six is a hypnotic dream of 1960s and 1970s Pop organized into twelve chapters made between 2002 and 2015. Pulling inspiration and material from comic books, Hollywood films, Greek mythology, and newspaper ads, Klahr uses his signature stop-motion collage to follow an ensemble of classic Hollywood types as they work their way through postwar Los Angeles.

About the Location

This workshop will meet in the Smith Warehouse, Bay 12, Room 228

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).