Facilitator allows objects to tell their own story during a lecture

Host Sara Stern plans to present “Architecture as a Puppet” at a 1 p.m. talk on Thursday, February 10. Photo by Sara Stern

ROCKPORT — Host Sara Stern plans to present “Architecture as Puppet,” showcasing her recent work on architectural themes, which uses moving image installation, sculpture and photography, at a talk at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 10.

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, according to a press release from the institution.

Registration is mandatory. To register, go to mainemedia.edu/lectures.

In his work, Stern stages anthropomorphic interactions between objects, highlighting the dynamic between the industrial and the organic. Everyday objects speak to each other and stage their history as matter while inventing alternative realities.

Stern’s talk will highlight his current multimedia puppet project about “Marble Man” and “Glass Girl”, two supervillain characters who emerge from their namesake materials, speaking to and challenging the ideologies of their architectural uses.

Stern is a visiting faculty member of the MFA at Maine Media Workshops and College.

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 national and international students online and on its campus.

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