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September 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artprize Artist Week Series: Challenging Tech

As a part of our ArtPrize Artist Week Series, we invite you to join us as we explore the ideas of Challenging Tech: Artist Approaches to Creating, Communicating + Influencing.

On the eve of ArtPrize 10, this session will explore the ways that technology, data, and privacy concerns are embedded in today’s creative practice. Through a conversation with artists and an interactive workshop, participants will gain new perspectives on the risks and realities of digital interactions with art.

Part I of the session is Media Management for Artists presented by Matthew Patulski, a 90 minute workshop focused on how to better manage your digital media as part of your professional practice as an artist. The workshop is organized in 3 sections:

—Secure: Managing your digital media using archivist tools and methods to insure it is always in safe keeping.
—Organize: Bringing order to your digital studio practice through metadata, rights management, and media workflows.
—Share: Creating points of access for your audiences to your work with web publishing systems, professional application platforms, and social media.

Attendees will leave the workshop with a better awareness of your digital options to present your work as a creative professional.

Part II of the session will explore the creative and influential ways that artists are using media and technology to develop interactive works, build and engage audiences and uplift community narratives. This is a moderated panel discussion featuring ArtPrize 10 artists and projects. Panelists include:

Troy Ramos | Composer, artist and curator. Troy composes sound works to create interesting sound-worlds that confront silence, and create visual spaces in which to present them. These ideas are like objects that transform into something completely new, or into familiar objects that are being described in a different way. How listeners and observers experience the works is up to them.

Rosa María Zamarrón | Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She has lived briefly in various cities but raised primarily in Detroit. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A in Photography, focusing primarily on Documentary/Photojournalism.

Chace Morris (Mic Write) | Poet/emcee from Detroit. He is currently working on the 2nd installment of his critically-acclaimed EP, ONUS Chain, a video trilogy & music EP hailed by Okayplayer as “one of the best protest records of 2016.” He is also a contributing writer to Black Nerd Problems & constant artistic partner of Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe.

Sherina Sharpe | Writer, editor, performer & educator from Detroit, MI. Her writing investigates cultural intersections, specifically in the patterns that emerge when class, gender, race and religion overlap, and confronts them head on.

Moderator: Cézanne Charles | Designer, curator and researcher working on design, technology, social justice and public policy for future-making. Charles is the Director of Creative Industries for Creative Many Michigan, leading its programs that provide the knowledge, funding, networks and advocacy needed to empower the practices of artists, designers, designer-makers and creative technologists within the state. Cezanne also co-founded with John Marshall rootoftwo, a research and practice-driven hybrid design studio formed in 1998.


September 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Creative Many Michigan


Artprize 10 Clubhouse
533 Avalon Ter SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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