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Life Is But A Dream: 2-Part Workshop
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Life Is But A Dream: 2-Part Workshop
Fri Sep 27: 6.30pm
Sat Sep 28: 11.00am

* $50-$75 sliding scale tuition for a 5-hour+ workshop! In an attempt to keep tuition rates low and teaching artists paid, those who have the means are encouraged to sponsor another students participation in this program. Scholarships available upon request. Please e-mail vivian@nwfilmforum.org for details! *

Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2019: Workshops & Panels

A two-part workshop that discusses how to materialize ones dreams through art, led by visiting instructor (Berlin-by-way-of-Seattle) artist, thinker, and Local Sightinsg 2019 judge, Mia Imani Harrison! Finished collaborative installation will be on display in the NWFF lobby for the duration of the month of October, including Capitol Hills Second Thursday Art Walk.

Part 1  Material Collection (2 hours)

TRAUM[A]: Healing collective trauma by dreaming a new present

The first part of this workshop will invite participants, centering those with marginalized identities (BPOC, LGBTQIA+), to daydream and interpret those dreams as a way to talk about healing from trauma. I will create a dream tent where we will discuss the power of installation, and performance to address the personal, historical, and political traumas of our collective past, present, and futures.

We will discuss the different modalities to create art installations that activate the public space to create alternative means to heal from trauma. This will be done by using the following elements:

Construction (what does the dream look like?)

Performance (what are the elements of the dream?)

Experimentation (How can we mix different elements i.e. sound and visuals to make a small installation?)

Part 2  Installation (3 hours)

COMPOSITE REAL[I]TIES: Composing a surrealist space to reimage a world outside of structural oppressions.

The second part of this workshop the participants, will work together to create a small installation in the Northwest Film Forum lobby, to remain on display through the month of October and into the second week of November. We will discuss the different approaches that were used and the process of creating collaborative work.

Mia Imani Harrison
Mia Imani Harrison
Mia Imani Harrison is a Pacific Northwest native interdisciplinary artivist (art + activist) and arts writer that currently lives in Berlin. Harrison interrogates the ways that disenfranchised communities can heal individual, communal, and societal trauma by creating works that live in-between the worlds of art and science. This third-way mixes unconventional methods (dreams, rituals) and science (ethnography, geography, psychoanalysis) to dream new potential ways of being.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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