The Arbor – review | Film | The Observer →
alone, together. →
(via Unaccustomed as I am… - The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas) In this clip Noni Hazelhurst recites Paul Keating’s famous Redfern speech. I like the idea of people reciting other people’s words.
BBC News - England riots: What are the Post-it... →
Why Participate?: An Exhibition & Participatory... →
mis-design, Slow Art Collective: Shelter →
RealTime Arts - Magazine - issue 104 - the... →
This is a really great article in RealTime about how the ethics process at universities impinges on creative research. It is super pertinent to participatory practices. I’ve been seriously limited in what I can do during my Master Of Fine Art studies at VCA, and it begins to make you question why you would study under the umbrella of an academy at all. It’s really exciting to see it discussed...
Video: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer?s heartbeat art →
Learning from Experience: in League with the City... →
Nothing 'mindless' about rioters - Opinion - Al... →
Revolutions in Public Practice: Sharon Hayes | ART... →
Claire Bishop is my pin-up theorist →
It needs to be declared: I really enjoy Claire Bishop’s criticism of socially engaged and participatory art. It’s refreshing, often cutting, fabulously “snarky” and fearsomely smart. Her insights are a necessary antidote to all the bleeding-heart, good intentions of the genre. However it really does grate and offend a lot of artists: “Bishop bemoans the...
The Collaborative City →
Performa’s The Collaborative City is an online project that brings together the Performa Consortium to create a visual portrait of collaborative practice and the experimental culture of downtown New York - past, present, and as inspiration for the future. Like the city itself, it is live and dynamic and will evolve over time, leading up to Performa 11 (November 1-21, 2011).
what lies beneath →
What Lies Beneath (small soundworks for the sleepy) – a collaboration between Lucas Ihlein and Media Arts staff and students at the University of Wollongong.
Past Events | Immigrant Movement International →
Frieze Magazine | Editors' Blog | Underneath the... →
A question that begged to be asked was precisely to do with the issue of art; what is it about the ‘art’ element to a project that might make it socially unique and useful, rather than a community garden or youth outreach scheme like any other? What, for instance, makes the Baltimore Development Cooperative’s project to turn an area of wasteland in their city into an urban vegetable allotment any...
public opinion - artforum.com / scene & herd/... →
It assumed (along with many of the positions presented) that art as a discipline can and should be marshaled toward social justice. I would have liked to see more pondering of the specifically artistic competences that can be deployed toward these ends. The range of positions wheeled onstage clearly indicated that there are artistic innovators in this field who stand leagues ahead of those who...
Nato Thompson on “Socially Engaged Art Outside the Bounds of an Artistic Discipline” (by creativetime)
Complaints Choirs of the World →
Can a man who’s warm understand one who’s freezing?– Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich | One Ordinary Day In One Extraordinary Life : NPR
Does there exist a pleasure in writing? I don’t know. One thing is certain, that...– Foucault on Writing; Making Time for Writing | Progressive Geographies
Behind the Front Door on SBS →
Behind every front door is a story. But do the neighbours know? Often we don’t really know the people who live in our street. Who are they and what is happening in their lives? When you take a closer look, you might just bump into a very special person with a very interesting story. Every episode of Behind the Front Door visits two random streets in neighbourhoods throughout the country.