Kush Thompson: I Would Eternal Sunshine the Hell Out of You

April 2021

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In dreams, memory wanders down a lane on which time is obsolete.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.

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Course Includes

  • 4 Weeks