Speculative Fictions with Erin Johnson

Learn about Alumni Resident Erin Johnson's latest work by way of the letters between closeted lovers Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman. Using a generative text training app, you’ll collaboratively draft speculative letters, filling in the gaps created in their correspondence after they burned many of their letters. The letters will be collected and drafted into a collective zine of speculative fiction.

Date: This one-time online workshop meets on Tuesday, August 26 from 7-8:30pm ET via Zoom.

Price: Free (Suggested $10 donation)

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: TBD

Erin Johnson is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. Her single and multi-channel video installations blend documentary, experimental, and narrative filmmaking devices and foreground the ways in which individual lives and sociopolitical realities merge. Comprised of footage of site-specific performances, the videos explore how power structures are communicated through relationships, focusing on histories of nationalism and place.

Please note, this online workshop will begin promptly at the listed start time. In order to ensure the quality of instruction for all participants, late entry will not be permitted. For questions, please contact education@pioneerworks.org.

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 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.