Alternate ways of remembering
Starts April 7, 2021
- Wednesdays @ 8:00 PM PST
- April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28
In this workshop series, we’ll invite our memories to the present and re-enter them through a round of artistic trap doors.
In dreams, memory wanders down a lane on which time is obsolete. Inspired by the surrealism of the Adventure Time episode Memory of a Memory and Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this series will explore erasure as an alternate way of remembering.
I Would Eternal Sunshine the Hell Out of You threads together the abstract concepts of alternate reality, time-travel, surrealism, dreams, and nostalgia as we explore and create art that maps –and then distorts– our memories.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Kush Thompson is the author of A Church Beneath the Bulldozer (2014) and creator of the pink-haired Blk Hottie portraiture series. Kush served the Chicago community as former chapter co-chair of Black Youth Project 100 Chicago and as a longtime educator for Young Chicago Authors’ Teaching Artist Corps.
A 2017 Luminarts Creative Writing Fellow and 2018 Cave Canem fellow, her work can be found in Poetry Magazine and The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (2015). Kush herself can be found in the VHS bin at any given thrift store somewhere in New Orleans.