Elliott Earls 2014 Typo SF Talk
In this 22 minute long video, Designer-in-Residence Elliott Earls discusses three potential research models for aesthetic production.
Elliott Earls presents his perspective on establishment and anarchy. How does one visualize dissent? It can take the form of a sophisticated challenge to dominant ideologies—political, religious, or cultural—or the opposite: an anti-establishment counterculture with no message. How are people responding to or acting on these images? Are designers defined by a “design canon” which determines the way they operate? Should they look beyond traditional sources of inspiration or court contradiction and chaos to produce relevant, resonant, and prescient design?
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In this episode Elliott Earls looks to the historical models articulated by Chaim Potok and James Joyce to gain insight into culture making in 2016. Books referenced in this Episode: “My Name Is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok and “Portrait of The Artist As Young Man” by James Joyce.
“Catfish” a film by Elliott Earls. Was released on DVD by Emigre inc. in 2001. This film is equal parts B- Movie and performance documentary. The piece chronicles the performance work of Elliott Earls as it moves from the lab to the stage.
In 1999 I was awarded an Emerging Artist grant by the Wooster Group in Manhattan. I spent a week working with director Richard Kimmel and the Wooster Group’s production team before a weekend of shows. The video posted here is a super short time-lapse I recently found on an old hard drive of mine.