Workshop with artist Pamela See: The Pod QCA Library
Wednesday 5 September, 11.30-1.30
In this project, students will be invited to partake in making papercuts using hand-cut strawboard templates. The motifs will include a selection of redundant technologies. The creation of paper ethnologies is a tradition associated with Chinese ancestral worship. The burning of the paper objects, as a form of "trans-mortem' communication, is practiced during Ghost Month. It is known as the Zhongyuan Festival by Taoists and Yu Lan Pen by Buddhists.
In recent decades, objects being gifted to the deceased have diversified to include contemporary commodities like mobile phones and automotive vehicles. In addition to being non-biodegradable, these manufactured items are continually made redundant by technological development.
Students are welcome to drop into the Pod to participate in the workshop.
11.30am- 1.30pm Wednesday 5 September- The Pod QCA Library