Open Signal Fest Workshop: Performance Through the Lens

With artist and New Media Fellow Jaleesa Johnston

Open Signal Fest Workshop: Performance Through the Lens
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Capacity: 12

This is a movement-based workshop for the camera by New Media Fellow Jaleesa Johnston, taking place during Open Signal Fest.

Workshop fee include full festival admission to Open Signal Fest

Artist and New Media Fellow Jaleesa Johnston will host a workshop during Open Signal Fest titled Performance Through the Lens, which looks at a performance practice that is mediated through digital means as a way of exploring Black queer and liminal spaces.  She will also discuss her work from the fellowship period and do a demonstration of processing video through Open Signal’s analogue editing equipment.


Aug 10


12:00pm – 2:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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Featured Media-Maker

Jaleesa Johnston Fall 2018 New Media Fellow

Jaleesa Johnston is a mixed-media artist who holds a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work explores the Black female body as both subject and material through performance, video, photography, sculpture and collage. She is an Assistant Professor in Foundation and Photography at Pacific Northwest College of Art and was a participant in Open Signal’s first Future Forum program.


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Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the #6 or #4 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on NE Graham off of NE MLK.

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Open Signal is fully wheelchair-accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request.