ROCKPORT — Artist and filmmaker Maggie Meiners plans to discuss her work that addresses notions of domesticity, beauty, and body image in a talk, “It A Game: The Authentic Self in Image Making,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2.
Using humor and working with various mediums, Meiners engages in self-analysis and critique to arrive at a truthful and authentic version of herself, according to a press release from Maine Media Workshops + College.
This talk is part of the Alumni Lecture Series, a weekly online series offered by Maine Media Workshops + College featuring conversations on topics related to photography, film, book arts and design, and writing.
Meiners’ modes of appropriation and deconstruction are seen through the prism of humor and feminism. Artifacts and images from popular culture and consumerism depict dichotomies of the gendered psyche and symbolizations of the feminine.
Cig Harvey, a British-born fine art photographer known for using both imagery and language to explore sensory experiences and elevate the everyday, will moderate the conference.
The series is free and open to the public through sponsorship from Camden National Bank, WERU Community Radio FM89.9, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Allen Insurance and Financial, Two Ponds Press, Page Gallery, B&H Photo and Video and Cedar Crest. Inn, as well as through private donations.
Maine Media Workshops + College is a non-profit degree-granting institution offering more than 500 workshops per year in photography, film, printmaking, creative writing, and book arts, and serves over of 2,400 domestic and international students online and at its Rockport campus.
To register, go to mainemedia.edu/lectures.