[spectre] Drawing as a Collective Activity.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Nov 12 13:09:38 CET 2012
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Drawing as a Collective Activity.
Article by Ruth Catlow, Michael Szpakowski
Ruth Catlow and Michael Szpakowski write here as teachers in the Art and
Design degrees at Writtle School of Design. They speak passionately
about the role of drawing in what it is to be human. There is, they say,
"no known human culture that has not made representational and other
marks with something, on something, for both fun and survival". They
assert the value of drawing studies and advocate a model for education
based on peer-learning where teachers and students engage side by side
in a process of exchange.
Ruth is an artist and co-founder and co-director of Furtherfield an
online community for art, technology and social change and a gallery
(formerly HTTP) in the heart of Finsbury Park, North London. She works
with artists, curators, musicians, programmers, writers, activists and
thinkers from around the world. She is currently developing the artistic
programme and organisational infrastructure with a focus on Media Art
Ecologies, aspiring to engender shared visions and infrastructures for
other possible worlds. http://www.furtherfield.org/user/ruth-catlow
Michael Szpakowski is an artist, composer & writer. His music has been
performed all over the UK, in Russia & the USA. He has exhibited work in
galleries in the UK, mainland Europe & the USA. His short films have
been shown throughout the world. He is composer & video artist for Tell
Tale Hearts Theatre Company & a joint editor of the online video
resource DVblog. http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com
Furtherfield - A living, breathing, thriving network
http://www.furtherfield.org - for art, technology and social change since 1997
Also - Furtherfield Gallery& Social Space:
Netbehaviour - Networked Artists List Community.
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