Experimental Writing in Art
Monday–Wednesday, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Students may bring laptops
This workshop explores writing using imagination, dream-like images and lyrical experimentation inspired by art, story-telling, performative arts, dance and theatre. Students will utilize writing as a source-text and as an experiment to write word - compositions. This seminar will examine the potentials of word and text; students will be encouraged to experiment with forms and styles of writing. Ms. Kiese will provide diverse visual presentations, including pieces by contemporary artists and writers who work with images in two and three dimensions and text. Readings will include writings by Gaston Bachelard The Poetic of Space; legendary, imaginative writings by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; and selected readings in art, aesthetics and writing.
Silya Kiese is a leading practitioner in contemporary art. She combines sculpture, object making, and performance art in her kinetic art, sculptural sound objects, and installations. She uses performative materials, such as light, sound and the human voice, to demonstrate the diversity and magic in human gestures and socio-cultural performative movements. Ms. Kiese has introduced her performative installation art as a visiting artist at Rutgers University, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, and University of California, Berkeley. She has taught and lectured post-modern and contemporary art at Evergreen State College, Seattle Pacific University, and the School of Visual Arts. Ms. Kiese is known for creating inventive and inspiring environments in the classroom.