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Extraordinary Objects: Sculptural Animation

There is quite a magical quality to transforming three-dimensional objects containing the memory of the community they are used by and the land they are found on. In this class we will use found objects to create a short animation, giving the objects a new life and story to tell. We will spend a part of our class looking for objects in the surrounding neighborhood. We will then workshop the destruction and reconstruction of objects, manipulating them and creating new forms, giving them new life. You are welcome to bring your own items! Through objects, what can we learn about ourselves, where we live, our family, and society? What narratives can we develop through the rearrangement of discarded items? This course intends to transform how we see our environment and community through mundane objects. No animation experience required!

*Please note this class spans 4 weeks, but only meets for 3 sessions. Class dates are on October 17, 31 and November 7.*

Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $350
  • Location: Kala Gallery & Classroom
  • Instructor: Narges Poursadeqi
  • 3 Classes
  • Sunday, October 17, 2021 — November 7, 2021
  • 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM


About the Instructor:

Narges Poursadeqi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She started photography and video production at the Iranian Youth Cinema Society and continued studying in Fine Art at The University of California Berkeley and California College of the Arts. Her work investigates the intersection of culture, memory, and narrative, and how each affects the other. Poursadeqi’s practice is derived from political events, culture, and religion. She works with archived photos, videos, and texts. Her role as a collector and storyteller allows her to create contemporary work that responds to political events, cultural movements, and contemporary religious discourse. The work exists in the process of finding the perfect casing for each story. Her work has been shown at SOMAart, Salesforce Tower, Kala Gallery, Hubbell Street Galleries, Worth Ryder Gallery and more. She is a current Artist Residence Awardee at Kala Art Institute and simultaneously working on her new project at Alumnx Residency.