A few points from a hangout.
29/09/15 21:01 Filed in: Studio Practice
Monday’s hangout introduced some of the major projects for the coming year; a research presentation, a scholarly debate and a contextual study. These notes are just a verbatim copy of the things I jotted down during the session (italics are thoughts added later):
Research Question - look at something in more depth - What if? How might? etc.
Research relating to work - question, & how material might impact work > follow up something...
Put it out there on the table - tentative questions
We will be sharing drafts and receiving comments on what we’ve been writing - learning about others by their comments and by their work
Moving into small groups, with Monika and Alison - Monika had connection problems so much done via chatbox
Essay : Journey / road trip? Something around this subject. Me
Art out of the gallery. Alison
How about literature Rob - thinking of road trips I think films and books?
it was a real challenge
I find it really hard to read...
(on the road) (Talking about Kerouac’s book...)
boyle - Hear book - a young not hearing woman tries to get back here card dates...
is it better
I´m thinking about memory
Hairs in memory
A few of the people on the BA photography course are looking at that (memory)
German history ....... realting to the third generation
no hair (asked if meant “heir”)
Are you using hair?
hair is something special there exist memory amuletts
yes I want to stitch with them
hair has DNA - personal memory
no maps travelling routes
I collect long hair from the girl friend of my son
I want to set a grand- uncle memory beside a refuguee of nowadays
hair - what does it mean in art
thanks - refugees - we have a lot in our village now
yes they are coming - no place etc.
and my relatives were refugees as well
yes my mother as well , my grandmother
yes - but it could be interesting to see it beside
lets do an exhibition together (our two takes on the journey)
time aspect by road trip
TC Boyle - Talk Talk - book about a road trip.
The research question to be ready for discussion by 25th Jan.
Intersections & Articulations
Research & informal presentations - 7-10 minutes long
Cultural practice - look @ aspects thereof
Participation : audience / other artists
Collaboration : audience / other artists
Interventions : corporations / schools / hospitals
Engagements : place / technique
Site : situation / mail (?)
Display : curation / information / performance
Documentation : archive
What have others done? Success & failures
Socially engaged work
Role of the museum
Reflections of experience : as artist / as audience
Data : stats / figures / funding / topical issues
Role of artists in migration
Political funding : effect on sites / effect on audience
Ethics & concerns
Christo & Jean-Claude - site specific interventions
Audience - Emma / Monika / Mwamba
Engagement - Mathew / Tanya
Site - Sue / Alison / Ines
Display - Me / Máire
Research in to display:
Artists approach to display. Examples / Options / Opportunities (modern/pomo/post-internet)
Affect of venue & media
NOT about own work...
Interpret this the way we want to.
Leads into testing our boundaries...
Informal - notes and images, not PK (pecha kucha)
For presentation on 26th Jan.
Take and argue a position from critical standpoint
Use evidence! (interviews/articles, etc)
This is NOT an exercise in passion or even needing to relate to own work.
For or Against (working in PAIRS)
Format: 15 minutes each, followed by debate.
Be controversial if you want
*ability to unpick evidence*
Subject : The ethics of Appropriation - (FOR, with Tanya against)
For presentation on 18th Jan.