Wednesdays on the Stoop: Zach Ozma
March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesdays On the Stoop, a series of free programming by Zoom every Wednesday from 4 pm – 5 pm. The sessions are designed to be a constant structure–every Wednesday at 4 you can count on Blue Stoop to plug you into your writing energy with an informal and supportive space.
Writing With Found Images
Let’s play in the slippery space between text and image. In this workshop we will use public domain works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online collection as prompts for hybrid writing. We’ll view examples to consider the placement of words with picture, learn how to use the Met’s search functions, and have work time to rapidly and playfully write with our chosen images. It is optional but helpful to have access to either a printer OR the design/drawing software of your choice.
Zach Ozma is an interdisciplinary artist. Embodiment theory, archival research, and neo-classically gay imagery inform his practice. Employing mimesis, pedagogy, humor, surprise, and reward, he works in a variety of materials including ceramics, found objects, performance, writing, and works on paper. He is the author of BLACK DOG DRINKING FROM AN OUTDOOR POOL (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019) and with Ellis Martin co-edited WE BOTH LAUGHED IN PLEASURE: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan (a 2020 Lambda Literary Award winner. Nightboat Books, 2019). He holds a BFA in Community Arts from California College of the Arts in Oakland. Ozma lives and works in the Philadelphia area.