Catfishing: The Artist as Trickster in Factual Fictions
There’s something fishy happening here. Rooted in illusion and invention, the artist-as-trickster archetype is found all over the world and has endured for millennia. Manifesting as Coyote in North America, Hermes in Greece, Krishna in India, Loki in Scandinavia, the Monkey in China, and the Zulu trickster Thlokunyana in Africa, creative destruction is the trade of these crafty figures. This interdisciplinary discussion draws on folk mythology, literature, and 500 years of visual art to focus on the subject of fishing, and how angling straddles the line between perception and deception, art and belief systems.
135 Madison Ave floor 8, New York, NY 10016
Teacher: Ted Barrow
Ted Barrow teaches in Barnard College’s Pre-College Program over the summer, focusing on the relationship between art and film in New York City, and has taught art history courses at Baruch, City College, the College of Staten Island, and Brooklyn College. Barrow currently works as the Assistant Curator at the Hudson River Museum and a popular Instagram account about skateboarding (@feedback_ts).