Choose two themes/questions/insights you have on Sky Hopinka’s workin relation to the course discussion. Create organic group.
Discuss the questions you’ve raised. Now, working with your partner, create a creative writing prompt in response to Sky Hopinka’s films and/or writing. Consider the themes, dimensions, feelings, and textures brought up in class. Type the prompt and send or type on google doc. Discussion: Why did you chose to create this prompt? Please provide rational.
Result: Asma and Chen
Choose one example of a “secondary text (images, footnotes, concrete poems, video links, etc.)” from the book and create a creative writing piece that speaks to how “main text” and “secondary text” are defined and the interaction between them.
You could consider:
- Translate the chosen “text” into another form of expression (e.g. from footnote to concrete poem, from video links to video transcript) that fits with Sky Hopinka’s writing and films
- Rewrite a section of your choice into the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha/Claudia Rankine’s style and consider where (if anywhere) (part of) of it belongs in Cha/Rankine’s works.
How does the creative writing process inform your understanding of the main/secondary texts and the form of a book in general?
Result: Mary and Kelsey
Anti-Objects, Or Space Without Path Or Boundary by Sky Hopinka is a rumination on the prevalence of the language Chinuk wawa as descriptors of geography and to think of these images of signs and maps beyond their objecthood–as anti-objects. Think of a photograph or image that calcifies something important to your identity and describe it.
Result: Milo and Jess
Write about a location that makes you feel closer to a part of your identity from which you sometimes feel alienated. You might take inspiration from Dislocation Blues or other films by Sky Hopinka.