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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform.
Class meets Thursdays from 3-5pm ET

Images have a longstanding relationship with storytelling. When we tell stories, how do our pasts haunt us? How does the land where we make our work seep into the images’ content? Where does fact become fiction? When does history become lore? How does memory become truth? In this course, we will discuss what it means to indulge the tradition of storytelling through ritual and imagery. We will hunt for ghosts, both literally and metaphorically, and interrogate the traditions that allow those ghosts to haunt us.

As image-makers, our role and responsibilities to the stories we tell continue to shapeshift, and the way in which lore becomes infinitely important. We will begin exploring the non-border between facts and fiction, the role of identity, what it means to haunt, and how (or if) histories of the occult can inform these practices.

Primarily a studio class, the core of our discussions will be based on conversations on student’s work. We will ritualize artmaking, and delve into the paranormal. We will also be reading and discussing Mark Fisher, Ariella Azoulay, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Fred Moten, Herve Guibert, and Jaques Derrida.

All images:  ©Dylan Hausthor

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Instructor: Dylan Hausthor

Dylan Hausthor received their BFA from Maine College of Art and MFA from Yale University where they were awarded the John Ferguson Weir Award. They are a 2019 recipient of a Nancy Graves fellowship for visual artists, runner-up for the Aperture Portfolio Prize, nominated for Prix Pictet 2021, a W. Eugene Smith Grant finalist, a recipient of the Ellis-Beauregard grant and residency, 2021 Hariban Award Honorable Mention, 2021 Penumbra Foundation resident, 2022 Light Work resident, and the winner of Burn Magazine’s Emerging Photographer’s Fund. Their work has been shown nationally and internationally, and they have three books in the permanent collection at MoMA. They founded the art publication imprint Wilt Press in the spring of 2015, and currently works as a farmer.