The artist provides society with emotions, color, and texture. Scientists think up of ways to make life easier, builders and technicians turn those scientific ideas into tangible objects. These things help us - they blend our foods, put roofs over our heads, make mowing the lawn easier - but they never add real emotion. Artists come in to play on our emotions and subconscious thoughts. Amazingly, artists know how to elicit these strong feelings by creating images on canvas and clay.
Artists see things in a totally different way, they challenge the boundaries of rules, society and imagination yet also keep us in touch with the past.
Art takes us out of ourselves. It allows us to address the big questions in life. It makes us think of ourselves and mortality
Art is a huge part of all communities being that it creates a sense of culture! Without culture how can any community truly consider themselves a community?
Finding alternatives to workshops to help people question – education, conversation, experience as the three ways of working with people.
Art helps us question….
What is the experiment? What are we wanting to learn?
What is it’s purpose?
Questioning: How might we fast track questioning (and knowing how to act on these questions) in society?
- Be the moment of opening: Does it help bring out what is already there in people (across society)? Does it help them make the shift?
- Open up a window of opportunity in our culture: Does it lay the ground? Does it show that it is alright to question? i.e. open up the space for other things to emerge?
- Making the questions visible in society: Does it broadcast to a wider audience and then help us find people who are ready to take the first step? A calling card for those who are ready to question and learn?
- [Demonstrate personal intent: Does it help us communicate to others what type of change we need to create through a non-workshop environment? Does it help people see what transformation and systemic change is?]
What do we want to learn?
- What did people experience? What did they feel?
- What do they know now that they didn’t know before?
- Does it enable people to question? [Does it leave people with a sense of continual questioning?]
- Who does it attract?
- What does it inspire people to do?
What is the follow up to this for those who might be ready?