Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PROJECT #3 -- Art solves problems if you choose

Art that offers Solutions (all problems are opportunities)
(Allan – 2011)

Jason Taylor

IDEAS – Week 1  FEB 16th -  23rd -

Identify a greater problem in the world that you care about: List 3 – 300 of them.
• A personal one • A story that’s not being told • a culture being lost
• Community • environmental • Materials
• National • Social • daily chores.
• Global • $ • Value not being recognized

"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."
— Malcolm X

Choose 3-10 that you want to solve, see it as an opportunity, are inspired by, and makes you think… And start listing solutions in you sketchbook, drawing, and building – however you brainstorm.
Post some of your ideas, questions, solutions, on the blog by next week.
Post your sketches, your starts…. Begin the dialog there.

How can you solve this problem? Safely, insanity, collectivism, thought, theory, dialog, action, performance, meditation, process…

Week #2 – We will be at King Tut:  Feb 23 - March 2nd
See how cultures have solved these problems before. Think globally.
What is this problem like?
Start making and researching.
Have something for class to show next week and WORK On. Have started already – processes going.

Week #3 – In class work: The doing:  March 2nd
Group work shops on how to complete the projects. Have started building.

WEEK #4 = THE DONE -->  Due March 9th
Be ready to present your visual solutions to the group.
You don’t have to change the world; you just have to try to offer a solution. It doesn’t even have to work. Just take that risk

MEL CHIN -- Revival Field

"Children have a lesson adults should learn, to not be ashamed of failing, but to get up and try again. Most of us adults are so afraid, so cautious, so 'safe,' and therefore so shrinking and rigid and afraid that it is why so many humans fail. Most middle-aged adults have resigned themselves to failure."
— Malcolm X (The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley)

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