If you want to learn how to do something, where do you go? To the internet!
Inspired by Do-It-Yourself culture and the wealth of how-to resources on the internet, our new Test Site exploration, Down Time, is an eight-week presentation that explores free-choice learning and the pursuit of entertainment in our free time.
Most of us have gone to YouTube to watch a video on how to do [insert your favorite, tangential, and/or esoteric interest here]. Within a sea of exhibitionists, quacks, and celebrity seekers, we can also find real teachers and mentors who want to share their knowledge openly and at no cost.
And that is what we want to do for you this summer, gentle reader.
Each week, Down Time will focus on a theme or activity in the form of video tutorials found on the web and will culminate with a live tutorial or workshop hosted in the Test Site led by a guest local practitioner. These face-to-face learning opportunities offer an alternative to the online tutorials, allowing visitors to contrast and compare online learning with live tutorials.
The videos presented in this project were selected as a result of recommendations from specialists in each of the areas presented, suggestions from internet enthusiasts, and from Henry staff (ahem, official FYI: the video content presented in Down Time is not endorsed by Henry Art Gallery nor is it necessarily reflect the views of the institution).
Mark your calendars!
Week 1: Home Fermentation
Friday, July 5th at 4 p.m.
Kombucha demo with Chris Joyner of CommuniTea
Week 2: Extreme Makeovers
Friday, July 12 at 5 p.m.
Make-up demos with Shannon Bisconer of Vain
Week 3: Life Hacks
Friday, August 19 at 6 p.m.
Light in a Jar Demo with Ned Konz of Jigsaw Renaissance
Week 4: Yoga
Tuesday, July - Friday, July 27 at 12 p.m.
Yoga with Julia Greenway of Interstitial Theatre
Week 5: Throat Singing
Friday, August 2 at 4 p.m.
Throat Singing Workshop with Arrington de Dionyso
Week 6: Music Video Dance Tutorials
Friday, August 9 at 6 p.m.
Workshop with Kate Wallich