Taryn McMahon, Breanne Trammell Host Panel at MAPC Conference
Assistant Professors in Print Media & Photography, Taryn McMahon and Breanne Trammell, will be hosting a panel discussion at the 2016 conference Print Matters: Printing Matters. The conference, which takes place Oct. 5-8, 2016 in Louisville, KY, is hosted by Indiana University Southeast and the University of Louisville, in collaboration with the Mid-America Print Council. The panel was organized and will be chaired by McMahon with Trammell as a panelist.
The panel is titled “Site as Matter: Printmaking and Site Building” and will also include artists Jessica Caponigro and Kristina Paabus. Here is more about the panel:
"When building a project on-site, the artist must remain flexible and in the moment – open to the unexpected and willing to collaborate with external forces inherent to the location such as the local community, weather, or process. “Site-specific” has come to encompass a wide range of artists and working methods – what does it mean to create site-specific work and how is it defined today? By getting off the screen and often off the gallery wall, these artists weave their artworks into larger artistic and cultural concerns of placemaking, performance, and social practice. This panel will bring together 3 interdisciplinary artists to discuss their historic and contemporary influences in relationship to their site-specific projects. Each artist will speak to how s/he collaborates with sites, and sometimes local communities, to create projects that are inextricably tied to their environment and locational identity."