Date of Degree


Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name



Liberal Studies


Siona Wilson

Subject Categories

Adult and Continuing Education | Art Education | Art Practice | Arts and Humanities | Film and Media Studies | Fine Arts | Visual Studies


film, video, moving image, workshop, critical visuality


Critical Visuality is a series of public workshops that introduce critical moving image works and practices to engage audiences in political, historical, and social inquiry. My project consists of the conception, design, and implementation of two public workshops: the first, “The Operative Image,” took place in London, UK at the Institute of Contemporary Art and at LUX in February of 2019, and the second workshop is called “Critical Visuality” and will take place in December 2019 at Union Docs in Brooklyn, NY. My aim is for these workshops to invite audiences to think critically about the images they encounter and produce. The workshop will focus on viewing and discussing non-fiction moving image works made by contemporary artists and filmmakers whose practice is dedicated to a critical employment of the moving image. The workshops will employ documentary as a critical method, one which will be used to reflect more deeply on the power of the image to convey, manipulate, question, and provoke us to look anew at the world we inhabit.