Featured Artist: Derek Fenner, Post Three: The Accordion Book, Ai Weiwei & Alcatraz

    This past school year I had the incredible opportunity to take fifteen young people to Alcatraz to visit the site-specific installation by contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei. This field trip was part of an arts-based research course I was teaching at a local high school bridge program. The course enacted youth participatory action research Read More …

‘IS’ and ‘ABOUT’

Today, Todd and I start making our collaborative prototype for the Unfolding Practice: Reflections on Teaching and Learning accordion book. Yayyy! Finally. As we embark on this process, we hold the tension and opportunity of wanting this artist book to be, in itself a reflection on our teaching and learning practice, as it simultaneously is Read More …

Moving in and Setting Up at Montalvo

Yesterday Arzu and I arrived for our first 2 week Lucas Artist residency at Montalvo Arts Center. We came together from Bangalore and Oakland respectively for some long planned collaborative work, to create a prototype for Unfolding Practice, our book project. Soon after arriving at Montalvo, we unpacked and set up our studio space: Studio 50. Read More …