A Cosmopolitan Cosmology


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A Cosmopolitan Cosmology

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