Archives for category: Artist Statements & Project Proposals

There is something about artist statements that I don’t like anymore. It feels undigested, too personal and it directs my experience as a viewer in ways that interfere rather than compliment the moment.

Evolving the workshop over days, building in the responses: “I wish I had gloves”…allow for the participants to reflect, come back, adapt, do the same exercise again and push the dialogue toward mitigation and adaptation. Men help each other on pointe, not just me, participants evolving the exercises. Sharing leadership: this is my biggest challenge.

Workshop: Lowering my carbon footprint

 

Bridge-in: Our elected officials have decided that Canada no longer needs to be involved in the Kyoto Protocol and that we do not need to meet reduced emissions targets for upcoming years. In fact they are stepping up industry in oil tar sand development and cutting back on sustainability funding.What can we do? Recognize the complexity of the problem, feel deeply about what it means to change, respond creatively.

 

Learning objectives: Link physical limitation with conceptual limitations in lowering our carbon footprint.

 

Pre-Assessment: What do you think/feel about lowering your carbon footprint? What is possible/impossible? What are the limitations? What would you need to sacrifice?

 

Participatory Learning: Embodied poetic experiments

1)Walking on pointe

2)placing sticks between legs and walking

3) Standing on scroll outside, reaching as far as possible

 

Post Assessment: After the experiments,  What do you think/feel about lowering your carbon footprint? What is possible/impossible? What are the limitations? What would you need to sacrifice?

 

Conclusion: Did an experience of physical limitations link with a conceptual understanding of what it would mean to lowering our carbon footprint? If yes, how? If no, why not?