Catfishing: The Artist as Trickster in Factual Fictions

Winslow Homer, "Life-size Black Bass," 1904

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.




Location: Blender Workspace

135 Madison Ave floor 8, New York, NY 10016

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