DIY Lenticulars with Umber Majeed
Umber Majeed: Made in Trans-Pakistan marks the latest chapter in the artist’s ongoing project titled Trans-Pakistan Zindabad (Long Live Trans-Pakistan), which brings together augmented reality, ceramic sculptures, and video to explore nostalgia, gentrification, and urbanization in Lahore and South Asia. The media installation, on view from September 9-December 11, is the first solo institutional presentation by the Pioneer Works former technology artist-in-residence.
Join exhibitor Umber Majeed and media educator Ramsey Marion to create postcard sized lenticular prints, or prints that give the illusion of depth, to explore how to activate archives similar to the exhibition, Made in Trans-Pakistan. Participants will explore the process of converting a 2D image into a 3D experience as they manipulate a set of images using Adobe Photoshop, inkjet prints, lenticular sheets, and lamination to create their own unique piece.
Date: This in-person workshop will meet on Monday, October 3 and Wednesday October 5 from 7-9pm.
Audience: Open to all.
Materials: Participants should bring their own laptops with Adobe Photoshop. We can provide a limited number of laptops available upon request.
Umber Majeed (b. 1989, New York, NY) is a multidisciplinary visual artist and educator. She received her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2016 and graduated from Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013. Her writing, performance, and animation work engage with familial archives to explore Pakistani state, urban, and digital infrastructure through a feminist lens. Majeed has had two solo exhibitions: In the Name of Hypersurface of the Present, Rubber Factory, New York (2018) and Trans-Pakistan Zindabad (Facts about the Earth), 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virgina (2021). The artist has also shown in venues across Pakistan, North America, and Europe. Recent group exhibitions include; The Divided Self, The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia (2012); The Museum: Within and Without, The State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia (2015); Promises to Keep, apexart, New York (2017); Witness-Karachi Biennale, Karachi, Pakistan (2017); and Volumes-Queens International, Queens Museum, New York (2018). She is a recipient of numerous fellowships including the HWP Fellowship, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon (2017); Refiguring Feminist Futures Web Residency, Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM, Germany (2018); the Digital Earth Fellowship, Hivos, the Netherlands (2018-19); and the Technology Residency, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn (2020). Her work has been acquired by several private collections, including the Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection at the Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, India.
Ramsey Marion (b.1994, San Antonio, Texas) is a New York based media educator and performing artist for stage and screen. Marion’s teaching practice focuses on the intersection of new media and performance art. He currently manages the Media Lab at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.