The Island of Art

Through discussion, mapping and listening we explored the bounds of the art, the contemporary conversation and where our practices are located. 

Making art is complex. Finding a place for yourself in the conversation is important. Here is one way, complete with a worksheet to help you work through these ideas.

  1. If art were an island, what sits on the mountain tops, what are in the fields, what are on the beaches and what sits in the liminal space between the ocean and the shore?
  2. Where is your art practice located?
  3. Now listen to Grayson Perry’s Reith lecture recorded by the BBC.Beating the Bounds: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03dsk4d Or read the transcript: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/radio4/transcripts/reith-lecture2-liverpool.pdf
  4. Add more types of art and design to your island map. What is in the clouds, what rests underground, what is invisible? What is complex and where are those bounds? And where are you now?

Here is the worksheet:

artisland_worksheet

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s