Workshops with Danielle Dean
DiverseWorks and Danielle Dean are seeking creative high school students to participate in the process and production of a film through a series of workshops to be held February – May 2016.
In Dean’s body of work now on view at DiverseWorks in the exhibition What Shall We Do Next?, she investigates how a particular Nike athletic shoe, the True Red (also known as the Vamp because of its red and black color scheme that calls to mind vampires), shapes subjectivity — from our behavior and imagination to the very concept of what it means to be human. Using the True Red as a starting point for the workshops, this group of teens will discuss and critique processes of commodification and power structures that major corporations (such as Nike) establish. The creative and critical thinking skills developed through the workshops will influence the script, casting, and production of this project.
Dean is seeking creative high school students who can commit to this collaborative project and work directly with her and other teens. The afterschool workshops will begin in February and continue through May 2016.
Email Taylor Hoblitzell at DiverseWorks to RSVP to the first workshop, scheduled for Thursday, February 11 at 3:30 pm.
The schedule for future workshops and the scope of this project will be discussed in more detail then.
About Danielle Dean
Danielle Dean received her BFA from Central St. Martin’s in London in 2006 and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2012. Dean participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program in 2013 and is a 2014–16 Core artist in residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has shown her work in solo exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, and The Bindery Projects, Minnesota, and in group exhibitions at the Tate Modern, London, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA. She was awarded the 2014 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award and is a 2015 recipient of a Creative Capital Award.