During Truth-Dare-Art Social Practice Forum we had a live blogger Felicie Kertudo reporting on the events and happenings.
The event blog has been temporarily disabled as I am reviewing all the research and text accumulated with CAS, and will be preparing it for publication.
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Day 2 of Truth Dare Art was based at the community radio station Love Andover. The station has a large community room available for use by local people. We felt very at home and were given the opportunity to speak on air about what was happening today.
Emma Gascoigne from Roche Court introduces the project:
Tony Spencer, from a space Arts talks about 'Dare to Edit and Annotate':
Anne and Emma talk about navigating Change in the gallery and on the street:
CAS Associate Artist, Ruth Facey talks about 'Doing Something Different' on Andover High Street
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Immerse yourself in two days of playful on-the-spot actions, and cross-disciplinary knowledge sharing.
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Marcelo was interviewed by Maija from CAS this week in advance of his appearance at Truth-Dare-Art Social Practice Forum. Watch the video to find out more about this artist and what he will be talking about on the day.
'I believe that every socially engaged work begins with a personal story. The story that we don’t tell but that drives us on, deep inside.
Social practice invites a constant traveling between being, making and reflecting with others. It is a process of co-actions ( (Gergen, K, – Relational Being, 2009) which validates our emotional world and moves it out there into an expression, to become of-this-world.
The stories collide, and in the magic of the clash, new knowledge emerge from our differences.'
Divided into groups of four for Truth-Dare-Art-1 'Dare to Act': the challenge posed to the artists was to spontaneously make a difference.
This group of artists were at a bit of a loss what to do and went toward the charity shop with a Tesco trolley. "I don't see these places making a difference" said Andy. Richard was a good sport and followed Tina's suggestion that he get in the trolley. We explained "we're just doing an art experiment" to the shop keeper. When it came to borrowing the pillows to go outside the collaboration process truly began as we had to consult with the store manager to get his permission and explain our intentions.â
TheDare to act challenge to “make a difference” in one hour, with no planning or forewarning. Artists divided into groups and summoned their spontanaeity. This group learned a song that had been taught to Rosalind Turner and together she and Linn O'Carroll and Jemima Hall sought out locations in Salisbury town centre break into song which they did beautifully, harmonising, and surprising shoppers, passers by, and business owners. The controversial nature of the song gave us pause when we considered sharing the films prompting a discussion about Online vs In Context.
‘The French Artist’
‘The French artist is the part of me that is on a quest. A quest to reach deeper understanding in an attempt to put a wrong right. To revisit the history of how society has developed and reached such discrepancy between logic of the heart, of human relationship, and the logic of institutional priorities; a gap reaching the edge of the chaos which may become our learning zone.’