collaborative creative resistance

cropped-Collaborative-Creative-Resistance.edinboro.pngCollaborative Creative Resistance is an ongoing series of participatory performances and demonstrations led by B Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education at Penn State, with assistance from members of Reservoir Studio.Using clay, sawdust, colloidal silver, and a hydraulic ram press, the performance demonstrates the production of ceramic water filters made of clay and sawdust. The performances are a form of public pedagogy in response to the global water crisis. Carpenter has conducted performances at universities in California, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

Viewers and participants learn about the global water crisis and the production of affordable point of use silver enhanced ceramic water filters that render bacteria-contaminated water potable.



McMaster College, University of South Carolina, SC (2015)

VCUarts, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA (2015)

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, PA (2014)

Light Step, Right Step Festival, State College, PA (2013)

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, GA (2012)

The Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, PA (2012)

California State University, San Bernardino, CA (2008)

Texas A&M University, TX (2007)