Join us for a screening and discussion with artist John Pilson. A photographer, critic and video artist, John Pilson (b.1968, New York) participated in Prospect.1 New Orleans, for which he produced A Thousand Miles Away, a single channel video projection that presented a series of interconnected portraits filmed in New Orleans throughout 2007 and 2008. His work has also been included in exhibitions such as The Shapes of Space, The Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007); to:Night – Contemporary Representations of the Night, Hunter College, New York (2008); Frolic and Detour, Museum of Modern Art (2010) and September 11, MoMA/PS1 (2011). He currently teaches at Yale University’s School of Art.
In conjunction with the screening, Pilson will be working with the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) at the Joseph S. Clark High School, to participate in their innovative Photoshop program. Pilson will lead a two-day workshop that explores the intersection of photography and video. This workshop will provide the students with technical guidance in Photoshop while emphasizing the creative possibilities of photographic practice.
This event is part of Prospect New Orleans’ Bridge Years Community Engagement Programs—a series of free, bi-monthly workshops, lectures, and activities that lead up to the opening of Prospect.4 in the Fall of 2017.
Generous funding for this program has been provided by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Whitney Bank, Ralph and Susan Brennan, Joan Mitchell Foundation, the RosaMary Foundation, the Keller Family Foundation, and the Arts Council of New Orleans. This program is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Offi ce of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans