Workshop: Time Capsule: Found Art Archives with May Maylisa Cat

Mon, March 1, 20214:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bodecker Foundation
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Our material possessions can provide an incredible insight into our daily worlds.  In this workshop, we will collect everyday objects to assemble our own found art time capsules. How can we make our own empowering personal history for the future? We’ll play with narratives, explore archives, and look at memes as archival inspirations. We’ll also learn about contemporary found object and assemblage artists and discuss their work. Please bring your own archives such as: past homework, bills, letters, expired records, food packaging, clothes, boxes, newspaper, magazines, bags, bicycle wheels, ties, face masks, and other household items. With our imagination, we’ll repurpose them into a work of art that reveals information about our time, place, and culture– and most importantly, ourselves.

Meets Monday and Weds 4-5:30pm | March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17

  • May Maylisa Cat

    May Maylisa Cat is a multidisciplinary artist whose work lies at the intersection of food culture, racialized labor, and identity. She grew up in Chicago, IL and graduated from Cooper Union School of Art in New York, NY. Her work has been exhibited at Disjecta, Terminal Gallery at Austin Peay State University, Strohl Art Center at Chautauqua Institute, and many others. She is a 2020-21 Franklin Furnace Fund recipient for performance art. 


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Portland, OR 97210
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