Saturday, August 19
Adaptable Apple is an exploration of collaboration and process. The multidisciplinary series began in 2014 (between multimedia artists (Michelle Golden and Remi Harris). The program, running June – December, will highlight three artists in a gallery hang. In addition to the visual presentation there will be a workshop component that will seek to highlight and investigate the relationship between artist and process. These workshops will invite community participants into further understanding of the artist’s practice and give them a chance to be immersed and collaborate in their own right. Adaptable Apple will culminate in a group presentation with all three artists in December 2017.
This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to learn about the process of creating film soup and then have the opportunity to experiment with polaroid cameras and images. We will experiment with instant photos to see how we can manipulate photos using tools such as paint, ink, vinegar, water, soap, and wine. Participants will have an opportunity to delve into Mendolia’s process of “Film Soup” which mixes photos with different ingredients. Open to all ages and levels.
Ashley Mendolia: Born and raised in Queens, New York, Ashley has called NYC home for her whole life. She spends her days teaching Kindergarten in the East Village and her nights and weekends exploring the city with a camera by her side. After discovering some old 35mm cameras, she began to shoot film around 2013. She found it fascinating to shoot film because there was an element of surprise and wonder in every shot. Film soup became a thought after chatting with her film friends enthusiasts about changing the nature of film by cooking it up and mixing it with ingredients such as lemons, vinegar, wine and more. She is excited to share some of her work that captures moments of real life and changes them into surprise and wonder.