How To is an ongoing series of collaborative projects which explore through hands on workshops, temporary public art and exhibitions, alternative ways in which to conduct and live public life. These projects while community orientated are designed to highlight the individual within the collective and reflect the strengths of what can happen when we come together to explore an idea.
How To Be A Professional Amateur:
Through a workshop called How To Be A Professional Amateur, I've been leading participants through discussions and playful exercises on how to transform from an amateur to a professional in any interest or hobby. This workshop guides participants through the process of creating their own fictional credentials, such as business cards, head-shots and diplomas, culminating with each participant giving a short presentation in their new profession.
Elevator Pitch Sign, 2015
These images are from a workshop at the DC Public Library in partnership with Transformer.
In this video participants of my How Be a Professional Amateur workshop make elevator pitches for their new professions. The workshop was held at Pleasant Plains Workshop an arts incubator with a gallery & shop that showcases works by resident artists as well as other DC-based artists. Below are head-shots from participants.