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History and Archives: A Music Video Workshop with Dr. Julian Saporiti
November 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
EVENTBRITE Registration required, limited seats (15), free.
In this workshop, musician and scholar Dr. Julian Saporiti will discuss how to use your personal story, family archive, and history in your work. He has used the medium of music videos to transform his doctoral research on Asian American history into easily consumable public art pieces. Through his project No-No Boy (Smithsonian Folkways Records), Saporiti has been able to reach broad (non-academic) audiences by using visuals and songwriting instead of academic papers.
Breaking down several videos included in the One Day We’ll Go Home exhibition, Saporiti will discuss the process of turning academic research into public art and offer insight into the societal impact public-facing history can have. Participants will be led through the artist’s production process and learn how rigorous archival research and deeply exploring one’s cultural background can produce rich ground for any creative practice.