Infictions album Maps of Revenge and Forgiveness is launched tomorrow. Had a great time at the gig yesterday with friends/family/ fans of the band and the other 9 artists that contributed work to the album. The piece pictured here is my contribution for the track Line Drawings. It was made both in response to the
“What do you mean that’s the end?” so said a couple of visitors at the end of our closing event last night. The disappointment was tangible. They’d only come today and had been hoping to come back to participate in all the activities. Sad in a way but surely also a great mark of success?
The artists at Sheffield Central Lending Library.
Yesterday was the opening night where we got to try out our activities with family and friends. I was very nervous about whether people would engage with the Subvertising – RE:Advertise project but was absolutely delighted when we got over 20 responses in one night! Feedback from people was also really interesting and included the
Words, words, words. We are surrounded by them. An ever present visual in the landscape. Billboards everywhere telling us what we ‘want’. Slogans seeping into our collective consciousness. But hey! How about we try and take control? Can we take the words from those advertisers and manipulate them to say something that is important to
2 weeks of artist-led participatory activity. For info about what’s happening day-to-day see the A Time & A Place Blog. The team (fellow artists): Adam Denton Charlotte Morgan Emily Musgrave Hannah Knights Lyn Carruthers Ruthie Ford Sally Anne Roberts Sarah Smizz Steve Anwar
Having pitched our initial ideas to each other a fellow artist was particularly interested in my idea and quickly we found really synergy between us. So we now have the genesis of a cool collaboration which I am really excited about as I absolutely love her work! For more on Smizz check out her website
In a brief moment of freedom the artists tried to set fire to the gallery. Asked to ‘fill’ the gallery in just one hour this was our response. It completely transformed the ‘white cube’ aesthetic – making the space relaxing and contemplative by altering the light levels & changing the atmosphere.
Today we discussed participatory art as a group with our mentors and here is a snapshot……….. EDUCATIONAL TURN DIALOGICAL AESTHETICS SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE CITIZEN ARTIST POST CARTESIAN ARTIST SOCIAL PRACTICE RELATIONAL AESTHETICS COMMUNITY PRACTICE ARTIST-LED PRACTICE APPLIED SOCIAL ARTS SITE RESPONSIVE WORKSHOPS PARTICIPATORY ARTS PRACTICE KANTIAN AESTHETICS EVERYDAY AESTHETICS AGENCY CULTURE (HIGH/LOW) WHO
The time? 7th-18th Feb 2012 The place? Site Gallery Sheffield Stay tuned for details……