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This studio course surveys the many ways in which contemporary artists respond to, remake, and intervene in places, and teaches students to articulate their own creative responses to place. We will be working intensively in Providence’s Jewelry District, collaboratively creating a public artwork and developing each person’s creative practice in response to the narrative and aesthetic prompts of this contested space. The course will culminate in a final exhibition of student projects curated by the students themselves.

Prof. Betsey Biggs

Adj Marshall
Chris Johnson-Roberson
Claire Kwong
Dia Barghouti
Elysian McNiff
Emily Bryant
Eve Blazo
Jamie Marsicano
Jenny Sparks
Josephine Devanbu
Judy Park
Kristy Choi
Lizzie Stanton
Nick Gomez-Hall

21 September 11

Week 3: History/Narrative: Mark Tribe


"The Port Huron Project is a series of reenactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the Vietnam era. Each speech took place at the site of the original event, and was delivered by an actor or performance artist to an audience of invited guests and passers-by. Videos of these performances have been screened on campuses, exhibited in art spaces, and distributed online as open-source media.

from Mark Tribe’s Port Huron Project webpage

“More than just recovering the past, these re-speaking projects use archival speeches to ask questions about the current place of stridency and forceful dissent, and the possibilities of effective, galvanizing political discourse. 

- Julia Bryan-Wilson, Artforum, January 2008

Watch an overview of the Port Huron Project on Vimeo:

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