Cardboard Castles and Other Amenities...

I am really interested in using different forms of cultural action to help build better communities. Communities are a vital social model, allowing us to tackle problems beyond the ability of individuals with the focus of a defined (usually relatively small) group of people. How do the arts and cultural work in general help communities grow more sustainable futures? If you have a cool website or project or your own ideas on these subjects please let me know.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

...Of Interest II

Couple of things worth checking out.

Michel Blazy's Post Patman is a really interesting look exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. We-make-money-not-art has a really interesting post on it. The exhibit is a series of sculptures made of organic matter. Through the process of decomposition the sculptures are always changing.

Transitions - Biographies between GDR and Federal Republic of Germany is a really cool photo exhibit at the German Historical Museum. “Just after the fall of the Wall photographers Angelika Kampfer and Ewald Hentze set off to photograph the people in a state they knew would soon no longer exist. They returned to photograph the same people in 1992 then in 2004 and 2005. Nothing remains of the pathos of work that could still be felt in 1989. The spaces captured in 1989 to a large extent recall the early 20th century. The factories, craft centres and schools have all since been modernised. The brief span of sixteen years saw the emergence of the tidy world of employees and sanitary workplaces, the fully rationalised world one has to get along in - some much better than before, others not as well.” (Quoted from Transitions at We-make-money-not-art.)

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