"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
The following activity ideas can be used to engage audiences in a hands-on approach to processing the ideas presented in the artist's film segment. They were compiled from our Educators' Guides and Screening Toolkits. Activities include not only visual art strategies but writing, research, and other disciplinary methods. Additional resources and strategies for teaching with films and working with contemporary art can be found in Teach.
Research a specific location, in your neighborhood or elsewhere. Collect photographs that document a change in that place over time. Use layering and tracing to build an image that reflects this history but becomes increasingly abstract, with successive layers. Write a statement that reflects on the process of visually representing a history.
Create a drawing that incorporates both additive and subtractive marks, as a way to represent the transformations of a particular room, public space, or element in nature, over time.