MONDAYS WITH CARMEN KYNARD
WELCOME TO WEEKS
- Please note that your blue book must be completely full today. The final design of the blue book (or one-pager) is not due until November 28--- after you have had some time away from your notes and ideas.
Welcome to Nicole's RR#3 "which is a paper collage on a 18x6 inch stretched canvas frame. The images were pulled from various magazines from the last few years, including Oprah's magazine as well as Cosmopolitan. The imagery both references Afrofuturism and is inherently anachronistic, as the antique clock is layered between images of 'present' and 'future' times. The women at the bottom is lounging in what might be interpreted as a past-present-future act of rest as resistance (@thenapministry). In almost a dream-like form, the women above her stands resilient, confident, facing forward. Her reflection is seen looking either backward or at the viewer in the shattered glass above her shoulder."
Please reach out to Nicole know if you'd like to share collage materials (canvases, cut-outs, tools, etc.) and/or co-create if you are interested in trying out collage!
(and BIG THANKS to Nicole for allowing me to share this beautiful work! I hope you all feel creative-intellectually inspired!)
IV. Course Bid'ness
- Overview of Last Synthesis Project w/ digital sample (we will review for final project/final exam next week)
- Choose Week 12 YAL Novel (Thank you to Dr. Pritchard & the CLC who purchased these for you!)
V. Black Discourse Strategies & Black Feminisms
The example with last fall's class focus on Fannie Lou Hamer's speech is in the slides above. This year, we will use a fictional short story by J. California Cooper that is written in the form of Black Oral Tradition (click on red words to follow along as story is read out loud). Click here for today's worksheet.