Lexi and Tom will explore how art can help us to deal with the debilitating feeling of inevitability that the subject can engender. They will explore ideas and creative methodologies that can help with finding a voice and being heard. Between them they have some easily taught techniques for engaging people and perspectives, and lots of exciting, strange things to show.
Part of a series of lectures and events addressing climate change and how to find hope in age of apocalyptic neurosis.
EE1125 St Johns Campus
Wednesday 2nd December 2015
13.15 Artist talk by Lexi Strauss,
14.30 Student “show and tell” with Lexi and her collaborator Tom Nash.
Please bring just one object, image, film clip, statement, idea, or bodily movement – one thing, anything, a talking point that can be easily shared in a group and will open up a discussion about your various practices or perspectives.
You don’t have to present (this is not a crit or set of presentations) – the emphasis will be less on sharing and more on methodology – but it would be nice if you led the discussion so we could talk about different ways of articulating perspectives relevant to you. We will also bring things that we think might be useful or interesting.
We are interested in teaching creative flexibility, finding exciting and unlooked for perspectives and seeing your way through different encounters and situations, being comfortable switching between media – media being simply different relationships / approaches / techniques for addressing people and things. This is what we work together on.
Most importantly we want to teach how to see the oddness and the detail of cultural situations, art, politics, and people.