Artists' Television Access

Physical Traces

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11:00 am

Physical TracesUpgrade! San Francisco would like to announce our third workshop from the Alternative Exposures Grant called Physical Traces, with New York-based artist Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga on hand-drawn rotoscoping techniques. We are partnering with Artists’ Television Access (ATA), which has been supporting community experimental media in the Mission District for over 25 years to produce this event.
You can register here, only $65:
Workshop Description
Ricardo will teach step-by-step methods for creating rotoscope animations. Participants will use live-action video to generate a series of stills that will be used as templates to trace a drawn version of each video still and then export the drawn stills as a video file. The finished projects will be displayed on the web and exhibited in the storefront windows of ATA.
Participants will brainstorm 3 to 5 second body gestures that will be recorded on video. The theme to keep in mind for the movement is human gesture in the public space.  Questions to consider may be how do we convey meaning and emotion in a public space through the use of our bodies.  How can a brief physical action or gesture convey a specific meaning in a public situation and stir reflection by others? Are there gestures that you have witnessed by a stranger that caused a reaction or remained as a memory?  How may a gesture be tied to a specific location?
This will be a 2-day workshop from 11-4pm on Saturday, June 1st and 11-4pm on Sunday, June 2nd.
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Support for this workshop is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program.
Upgrade Event with Artist’s Talk on May 30th
The workshop will be preceded by an artist’s talk by Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga on Thursday May 30th also at ATA, from 7-9pm. He will discuss both the workshop and his practice, more generally.
Space is limited, so sign up early for the workshop. It’s only $65!
About the artist
Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga approaches art as a social practice that seeks to establish dialogue in public spaces. Having been born of immigrant parents and grown up between Nicaragua and San Francisco, a strong awareness of inequality and discrimination was established at an early age. Themes such as immigration, discrimination, gentrification and the effects of globalization extend from highly subjective experiences and observations into works that tactically engage others through populist metaphors while maintaining critical perspectives.  Ricardo has established a socially investigative creative practice that utilizes whatever media possible to present content in a manner that may generate interaction and discussion by others.


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