‘The Woman With No Hair’
NEW / OLD MYTHOLOGY
by Maija Liepins
I found myself at the entrance to the crystal city in a place that’s neither here nor there…
Laurence Rushby is presenting ‘The Pedagogy of Dissent; Analysing Sites of Resistance As Learning through Live Art’. She has just returned from an art-research trip to Venice and is currently undertaking a PHD in creative pedagogies in education. Here are some highlights from her ‘sites of resistance’ talk at the Inside/Outside symposium in slides.
Laurence gave us thoughts and introduced ‘Hydrofeminism’, certain lines really caught me, ideas relating to the notion of water having been constantly living and lived, it having history, recycled, so are we all ingesting the Ghosts of the water, the lives it has been part of, so will there be ghosts within the waters around us in WSA, will we as water beings be carrying ghosts and where does this leave us? Nicolas Bourriaud and his book The Exform talks of many things that relate to the theme of inside/outside. i will re-read, try to understand this better!
My attention is on the water, as a result of reading other artists’ posts on this blog so far.
If there is water connecting us, absorbing the vibration of all the sounds and movements of our thoughts and actions, then Group 3’s square which will appear in the gallery is like an island.
An island abutting an ocean, land rising up out of the water to kiss the air.
It is, a place to stand.