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213.157 Studio I (Art Lab) 213.157 Studio Notes Bachelor of Fine Arts

213.157 – Session #8.2 Notes

Wiki tua waru, Akomanga tua rua

Notes on the videos

1. Dale Harding

  • Art as play.
  • Grew up surrounded by art.
  • Connected to his indigenous community.
  • “If the work doesn’t relate to your family and your community then what’s the point?”
  • Collaborating with cousins in his art practice.
  • Belonging to place, but being separate from it.
  • Nature and landscape part of who you are and what you do.
  • Rewrite a displaced indigenous community back into wider community.

2. Yoko Ono

1 – the case for

  • Learned music
  • “A grapefruit in a world of park”
  • Hybrid fruit as a metaphor
  • Instructions as art
  • Do the action, or just imagine – become the artist
  • Dismantling of taboos
  • Invitation to participate is a key part of her work

2 – reading from Grapefruit

Reminded me of Radiohead’s “Fitter Happier”.

3 – practice

  • Simple materials
  • Household items
  • More interested in concept
  • Brain as a driver of body
  • Music as a human creation
  • Vibration is important – frees you
  • Sound as artform
  • Fungibility of art
  • Include change into art
  • Art as a dynamic act; not a static object
  • Enjoys every day