Developing Dialogs: Patti Hallock & Rachel Toburen Nov 14

Developing Dialogs: Patti Hallock & Rachel Toburen Nov 14

Our “Developing Dialog” series of talks by regional photographers continues. All events are free.

Friday, Nov 14, 6.30 pm – Patti Hallock & Rachel Toburen

All events are free and take place in the gallery at 1513 Boulder St., Denver. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.


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Fri, Nov 14. 6.30 pm – Patti Hallock & Rachel Toburen.  “Story Telling with Korsakow”

Telling a story is at the fundamental core of our work as artists and photographers. Whether working in a documentary format, creating a world from scratch, shooting portraits, or working in various styles and media, the ultimate goal is to tell the story. As humans, we have a natural tendency to see story in terms of linear narrative, plot sequences, and progressions through time. How would you like to shake up your understanding of linear narrative, and tell interactive stories with your work?

For this presentation, Rachel Toburen will begin by introducing Korsakow – the program, the history, and some examples of work done with the platform. Korsakow is an open-source application for creating web docs and other kinds of nonlinear, interactive narratives. It requires no programming expertise at all, and is available for Windows and Mac. Korsakow was invented in 2000 by filmmaker Florian Thalhofer and has since been used all over the world to make hundreds of outstanding database narratives.

Photographer Patti Hallock will discuss storytelling as a way to explore her work and her editing style. Following the presentation, Rachel & Patti will be on hand to answer questions about the program and the projects.

This initial presentation is a bit of a taste for anyone who may be interested in learning Korsakow. In March of 2015, Rachel will be teaching two different level workshops at CPAC on the Korsakow process. Want to know more? Join us at CPAC on November 14th from 6:30-8:30!

Rachel Toburen has a BFA in Photography and an MA in Art History from the University of Colorado. She has exhibited as an artist across the US. She is the head of her own web design and development firm, and specializes in using new media approaches to solve problems with marketing, identity, and project management. Learn more by visiting her website at

Patti Hallock received her BFA in photography from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2004 and her MFA in photography 2007 from Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City. Patti teaches photography at the University of Colorado at Denver. She works digitally as well as with medium and large format film. Her work is represented by Plus Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Most recently she was invited to exhibit work from her project, “The West Is Here” in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO, in January 2013. A book about the work was published in conjunction with the exhibition and included an essay by Karen Brooks from the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum.