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HISTORY OF ART SERIES: Paper as Haptic Experience, Panel 3
March 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PAPER AS HAPTIC EXPERIENCE, takes up the question of our relationship as human beings to paper through our senses, the haptic quality of paper. The physical qualities of paper have exerted particular influence on our human experiences of reading, writing, and communicating in general by impacting (or informing) our cultural identities, histories and collective and personal memories.
Teresa Jaynes, co-founder and past executive director of Philagrafika, “Paper as Communication”
Jaynes will speak about the haptic qualities conveyed through historical materials, such a recent exhibition, Common Touch, which used 19th Century materials for the blind.
Ruth Lingen, Master Papermaker and Printer, and Director of Pace Paper, “Paper in the Hands of Artists”
Lingen will discuss collaboration with artists. The right paper for the right book and print.
Mary Ting, Artist and Professor at CUNY John Jay College, “Paper and Ritual”
Ting will discuss the sensory aspects of paper in Chinese folk rituals and its influence on contemporary art.
Robbin Ami Silverberg, Professor at Pratt Institute and papermaker, “Paper: At the Still Point of the Turning World”
Silverberg will speak about paper as an activated substrate.
The moderator for this panel is Susan Gosin, founder of Dieu Donné Papermill
March 3, 6:30pm – Panel 1: Paper as Vehicle for History and Memory
March 25, 6:30pm – Panel 2: Paper as Social Practice, Engagement, & Interview