From the changing relationship between printer and artist, artist and audience, to revolutions in
materials, tools and techniques, for the past century and a half, flux has been printmaking’s only constant. When creating immersive, print-based installations, the artist shifts the context of the audience member from the role of the passive observer to that of active participant. This panel will explore the rich spectrum of these issues including: How does the artist inform the viewers of their role? How does the process of printmaking inform and forecast the use of other media? How does the use of multiple media, including sound, complicate the process of artist, viewer, and performer, and at what point does the performer become fartist, and vice versa, in an installation piece?