“Made in L.A. 2020: a version”—Kandis Williams
Time to collage your own “Dead File”!
- Pencil or pen
- Art materials (crayons, markers, colored pencils, paint, etc.)
- Paper or index cards
- Paper clip, rubber band, stapler, or something to hold your papers/cards together
1. Think about things in your past that you have tried and were unsuccessful at, or cultural trends you used to like but no longer do. What aspects of your past do you consider “dead?” Maybe it is a music genre you used to like, or a sport you no longer play, or part of your identity that has changed. It could be anything.
2. Make a card for each aspect of your life you consider “dead.” Include a card title, the year, a short description and a drawing, or even a photograph. If you want, you can create your own version of the “dead” stamp featured on the botanical cards.
3. Combine all your cards together to create your file.
1. Was it hard to come up with items or topics for the cards?
2. How did it feel to create this file? Was it liberating or was it difficult?