Join us for this hands-on sculptural and photographic workshop about transforming everyday and discarded materials into art.
The workshop begins with a screening of Lucy Walker’s film Wasteland, which follows artist Vik Muniz as he travels from his home in New York to the world’s largest garbage dump located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There he photographed an eclectic band of “catadores” — or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials — and transformed these photographs into tactile portraits composed of trash and other repurposed materials.
Following the film, participants will make artwork of their own using Muniz’s process: choosing an existing photographic image, making a sculptural rendering of it, and then photographically documenting the creation. This workshop will be led by Nathan Bockelman, graduate student in UCR’s Department of Art and ARTSblock Teaching Fellow.
Instructor: Nathan Bockelman