Week 8 and we had another walk through. The sun was shining this morning and there was nowhere better to be than at the top of the Rock looking out over the town across to the Uillinn Arts Centre and the surrounding hinterland. The area is so large we gave names to particular places to help identify them to ourselves when working out our plans. Doctors Hill, Telecom Lane and Windmill Lane are access points. Well Lane, Fire Pit, Famine Memorial, Roundabout, Skeety Rock Lane are the physical features of the 4.5 acre site. Pictured above is our newly appointed HQ. Exciting times ahead in 2016.
Artist as educator – transforming institutions from within or setting up new communities of learning
Pedagogy new forms of cultural presentation Pablo Helguerais the author of Education for Socially Engaged Art: A Materials and Techniques Handbook (2011) Freire emphasises dialogue as does Kester based on conversation & exchange
Hugo Chavez Allo Presidente
Beuys radical opening of roles that had previously been closed – President / Professor
Feminist activists / student movement focus attention on small gatherings cultural cells
Womanhouse Judy Chicago Miriam Shapiro 17 room installation Faith Wilding Waiting
Rhizome – NetTime founded and run by artists online
Universidad la Tierra
Caracoles Zapatistas in Chiapas
Deschooling Society Ivan Illich
Suzanne Lacy Mapping the Terrain / founder of grad program in “public practice”
Tania Bruguera – Cathedra Arte de Conducta invited international figures as an art project as well as also the founder of the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism.
Sean Dockray founder of Aaargh online article library & founded Public School
education is fundamental to art practice
Education & Emancipation.
Art operates in public realm as pedagogy – needs more careful excavation by practitioners.
How are artists educated for social practice – the fieldwork & theoretical resources necessary does not normally exist in an Art School.
Host a class in the middle of the college art association revealing the network that exists between practitioners.
What are the politics of accessing 3rd level education?
Need to learn to make art?
Need to learn professional practice but also systems analysis / engagement strategies/ access to specific areas of knowledge in order to operate effectively in the public realm – train in a guerrilla fashion
University of Bristol to construct an online program that represents the voices of people from Knowle west – collect knowledge that exists within the community in 2 minute videos how do they bury people how do they hunt for foxes – then reassembles for classes. Peer led classes teen mothers leading classes on childbirth. http://www.suzannelacy.com/university-of-local-knowledge/
Museums struggling to catach up with social practice and performance art – how a museum identifies a work and puts it in its collection provokes a lot of thought among artists – crystal patchwork collected by TATE
A work of art & a school reflecting on education as a tool for social transformation
Nicholas Bourriaud / Clair Bishop Rikrit Tiravanja gave separate workshops – to create opposing views for students so they could draw their own conclusions
education as knoweing / analysis / rand esolution leads to arte util which can have short or long term impacts
Brings iconographt of the familiar images insisede teh art institution
fears for egotistical art ptractices that abandon public to mass culture
Week 7 was important for us. We decided that we can continue to work together as a group after the research phase is complete. The experience of having spent 6 weeks meeting in different sites, discussing diverse artistic practices and processes gives us a shared field of reference and a language for discussing our artistic ambitions. Next week we will try and pin down those ambitions more specifically – a process that will be both iterative and generative. This week we met in the enclosed space of Uillinn. Next week we are back on the Rock – in the expanded field that I love.
Vernacular materials of everyday life
Ephemeral Public Art
Tom Finkelpearl : What we Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation – collaborative practice ‘overclaims”
Enrique Penalosa Mayor of Bogota reclaiming public space for pedestrians People need to walk as birds need to fly
Rick Lowe Project Row Houses
Claire Doherty Situations Public Art Now