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A Cosmopolitan Cosmology

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  • 1. A Cosmopolitan Cosmology Sherkin Island May 8 th 2009
  • 2. Agenda
    • 12:30 – 1:30 Creative Influences
    • 1:30 – 2:00 Break
    • 2:00 – 3:00 Group work
    • 3:00 – 3:15 Break
    • 3:15 – 5:00 Discussion & Plan
  • 3. Creative Influences
    • Pinhole Research & Development Project 2008
    • Pinhole Artists
    • Solargraphy
    • Relational Aesthetics
    • Altermodern
  • 4. Pinhole Research & Development
    • What is pinhole photography?
    • Making a pinhole camera
    • Pinhole images from Sherkin 2008
  • 5. Pinhole Artists
  • 6. Solargraphy
  • 7. Relational Aesthetics
    • ‘ A set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context rather than an independent and private space’ N Bourriaud Relational Aesthetics 2002
    • as a response to the social fragmentation and isolation of contemporary life
    • artworks are judged based upon the inter-human relations that they represent, produce, or prompt
  • 8. Altermodern
    • Suggests a multitude of possibilities
    • A constellation of ideas
    • Disorientation through an art form exploring all dimensions of the present, tracing lines in all directions of time and space
    • Displacement has become a method of depiction, and that artistic styles and formats must henceforth be regarded from the viewpoint of diaspora, migration and exodus.
    • Nicholas Bourriaud Altermodern 2009
  • 9. A Cosmopolitan Cosmology
    • Community based project
    • Shared planning and implementation
    • SIDS / Arts Council & CREATE
      • Documentation
      • Evaluation
    • Budget
    • Timeframe
  • 10. A Cosmopolitan Cosmology
    • This project will attempt to link a global Sherkin diaspora through residency, kinship, friendship or tourism
      • by sharing pinhole cameras for a 6 month extended exposure from Summer Solstice to Winter Solstice
      • by linking with the Sherkin Diaspora through virtual and physical contacts
  • 11. A Cosmopolitan Cosmology
    • What does it mean?
    • Cosmopolitan
      • free from local, provincial or national prejudices and attachments; at home all over the world
      • Belonging to the world not just one part of the world
  • 12. A Cosmopolitan Cosmology
    • Cosmology
      • the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin and general structure of the universe especially with the characteristics of space, time, causality and freedom
      • The study of the universe as a totality of phenomena in time and space.
  • 13. A Cosmopolitan Cosmology
    • Support workshops
      • May/June 2009 for those who need to acquire skills to contribute to a blog
      • Nov/Dec for those who need basic scanning and archiving skills for images
  • 14. A Cosmopolitan Cosmology
    • All cameras need to be in position by 21st June 2009
    • All cameras will be collected after 21st Dec 2009, images scanned and uploaded to blog
    • Planning for realisation of images for exhibition will commence at this stage, leading to a travelling exhibition of work
  • 15. Brainstorm Who?
    • Who should be involved?
    • How can we contact them?
  • 16. Brainstorm What?
    • What kind of cameras will we make?
    • Can we make site specific cameras/ double function cameras / multiple aperture cameras
  • 17. Brainstorm Where
    • Where can we locate cameras?
  • 18. Brainstorm When?
    • When are we going to do this?
  • 19. Brainstorm Why?
    • Why am I involved?
    • What are my expectations?
    • What are my concerns?
  • 20. Brainstorm How?
    • What do need to do to get to June 21
    • And then what next?

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