An introductory workshop to Process Art as part of ArtsConnect9, 2017. Presented in partnership with the Arts Centre Melbourne and curated by Arie Rain Glorie.
Smashing Things With Hammers
An introduction to Process Art; a powerful metaphor for the life process itself. This workshop introduces the notion that a work of art can be just as much about process than outcome. It introduces play- through the destruction and reconstruction of everyday objects- as a critically important skill that professional artists use to generate creative process, ideas and discourse. Using Jackie Winsors ‘Exploded Piece’ (1980-1982) as a starting point students are engaged in a short lecture about historically significant Process Artworks and then given the opportunity to try out some process art themselves in Testing Grounds vast, stress free space that invites fun, messy and physical creative exploration by young minds. Students finish the workshop by presenting their reconstructed objects to the group. The workshop is documented by a Testing Grounds team member and sent to the teacher for keepsake.
Duration: 2 hours.
Short introduction to the site followed by a 15 minute historical lecture about performance art using projector (if possible). 1 hour of workshop time (including clean up) followed by 30 minutes of presentation/conclusion.
Materials: Every day objects for smashing (example: watemelon, ceramic kettle, shirt), tapes, threads, string, rope, glue, wire, paper…
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We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as traditional custodians, on whose unceded lands we work and live.
We respectfully acknowledge elders – past, present and emerging. And we extend our deepest respects to all First Nations peoples. In the context of the work we do, we express gratitude for our shared connection through place, to the oldest continuing cultures on earth.
Studio 6, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick 3065
PO Box 1011, Fitzroy North, 3068