Hybrid Arts Lab: Rapid Fire Text
Rapid Fire Text is the result of an improvisational ink workshop facilitated by Lori Esposito, PhD candidate in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy with her class “Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Justice.” Taking inspiration from poetry, jazz and graffiti, this rhythmic drawing approach merges the expressive potentials of ink with the written word. “Rapid” implies speed, quickness of movement and thought. “Fire” calls to attention the potential power and explosiveness of speech and the written word.
Rapid Fire Text acknowledges forces that can manipulate, elevate, sensor or silence. Harnessing this ancient fluid media (ink), students become familiar with how duration and speed can function as tools for developing their writing, self-representation, and expression within a classroom community.