Embarkation: Year 2 – Interactive Arts BA

Feels like a challenging start to this second year of the degree. I’m trying to clarify and define what I want to get out of this year. I sense there are a lot of questions arising.

What is Interactive Arts?

What is ‘networking’?

How can I make the best of this opportunity?

A helpful tutorial with Jane:

Challenging my assumptions. Questioning the whole idea of my practice as an exploration of my personal journey. Is that interesting to others? Maybe exploring the relationship between the work and the audience is more to the point. The importance of dialogue. The process of interaction and communication. Beware of the boring personal story.

How might I alienate people sometimes? Beware ego. Move from the ‘I’ to the ‘We’. From the restricted narrative to the open flow of dialogue (‘dia’ means ‘across’). Getting across.

Note: METAPHOR late 15c., from M.Fr. metaphore (O.Fr. metafore, 13c.), and directly from L. metaphora, from Gk. metaphora “a transfer,” especially of the sense of one word to a different word, lit. “a carrying over,” from metapherein “transfer, carry over; change, alter; to use a word in a strange sense,” from meta- “over, across” (see meta-) + pherein “to carry, bear”.

What happens in the space between the work and the audience. The art and the viewer? An inter-relational approach to art.

Liberating others!

Keep the playful approach alive! Stay diverse. Look for connections between diverse expressions.

Note Ryan Gander. See video and his work in Lisson Gallery site. He makes great connections between the very diverse expressions of his art practice.

Look into ‘The Everyday’ – Ben Highmore.

Walter Benjamin.

‘The Everyday – Documents of Contemporary Art’ Whitechapel Gallery.


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