TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image

Special Topics: Teach Me to Leave Dreams Alone- Sustainer (Online)

August 5, 2022

$420.00 available on subscription from $140.00 every 2 weeks for 6 weeks

Course Description:

“Teach Me to Leave Dreams Alone”. This course, titled after the last line from Audre Lorde’s poem, “Change”, will utilize Lorde’s principles on writing in addition to filmmaker, playwright and writer Kathleen Collins’ approach to storytelling and character building. In this class, we will use free association writing, dream journaling and field recording to tap into the unconscious as a way to better understand what sort of things call us to make the images we do. Dreams are there for a reason, ideas are there for a reason- to communicate. This course is a practice in deep listening to our dreams and ideas, all to help better understand not only our work, our relationship to image making and the history of photography but most importantly, ourselves.

Location: Online


Shala Miller


Shala Miller, also known as Freddie June when she sings, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio by two southerners named Al and Ruby. At around the age of 10 or 11, Miller discovered quietude, the kind you’re sort of pushed into, and then was fooled into thinking that this is where she should stay put. Since then, Miller has been trying to find her way out, and find her way into an understanding of herself and her history, using photography, video, writing and singing as an aid in this process. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied photography, film, video and writing.

Date & Time:

6-Week Course, 2 hours/week

Mondays, 4-6pm EST

Start Date: Monday, October 3rd

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