As CAS prepares to invite people to participate (and inform what is created) in our pop-up shop I thought it would be interesting to put ourselves in their shoes.
Through a Contact Dance demonstration, we explored what can happen when the rules of exchange are altered and we are asked to give something of ourselves (as in art) in order to connect.
We then moved into a Creative Jam, inspired by David Dixon’s 1.a.m event, to experiment with materials and experience co-creativity. We worked in silence so all collaboration and interactions were negotiated in silence.
This experience has generated ideas for our upcoming exhibition at the WSA in August.
All artists were invited to bring one material to work with
Laurence Rushby brought Red Tikka Powder
Lydia Heath was absent but provided written notes to invite artists to spontaneously perform yoga poses at an interval of their choice.
Michael Davies brought Printmaking Materials
No information about process or technique was provided. The artists simply used the carborundum paste, as inspired, to make marks on the metal plates. Each plate recorded marks by multiple artists, and prints were taken from them at a later date by Michael in his studio.