Like Susan, I like to start with a nature story which inspired my thoughts. As I was running through a field onto a narrow path last week, I saw a small mouse laying on her side, in the process of dying (I called her a “she”, as in French, mouse is feminine). I stopped […]
Two slices of apple cake were brought to the two women who works at WSA’s canteen as a very small act of dissent. We recognize each-other based on previous brief friendly bits of conversations. I felt that this act will not humiliate or embarrass any of us. One may ask How is it dissenting? The […]
The Mourner, Performance view; preparation drawing; details 1-4 (Graphite powder, plastic glue, fabric, wood, books, brush, scissors) VIDEO: Yonat and Laurence, Domesticating conflicts: The Mourner Shade-Haunted Space Space, but you cannot even conceive the horrible inside-outside that real space is. Certain (shades) especially, grinding their loins one last time, […]
A bag full of cooking apples, an empty box and a poster were placed at the entrance of Winchester Gallery; e-posters were posted in Facebook. This artwork appropriates cultural formats which are: 1. collecting items to help refugees in Calais. 2. Social media marketing. Thus, it blurs the boundaries between art, social and political activism. […]
I’d been asked to write something to expand on the work created during Week 2 of the Laboratory of Dissent, ‘Domesticating Conflicts’. Walking in the woods behind our house this morning to gather my thoughts there was the usual soft ground underneath and the gentle sounds of the wildlife. I stopped to stare at an […]
You can follow the work of cell group 2 this week and throughout Dissent on their Tumblr page: http://domesticatingconflicts.tumblr.com
HANDOVER FROM GROUP 1. “IF NOT THIS THEN WHAT?” IN RESIDENCE FROM: 24.08.2015 TO 28.08.2015 LYDIA HEATH AMY WYATT DAWN EVANS TO: GROUP 2. ”DOMESTICATING CONFLICT” YONAT NITZAN -GREEN LAURENCE DUBE-RUSHBY CLARISSE WISSER SUSAN FRANCIS DATE: Tuesday 1ST SEPTEMBER 2015 [no earlier than 9.30 am and no later than 10.30 am] The […]
PRE –LAB REPORT DATE: 20TH AUGUST 2015 Technicians: Lydia Heath BA Fine Art Amy Wyatt BA Graphic Art Dawn Evans MA Fine Art Place of Lab: The Winchester Gallery, Park Avenue, Winchester SO23 8DL Period of experimentation: 24th August to 28th August 2015 What concept[s] is this […]
Performance becomes Spectacle Spectacle becomes Entertainment Entertainment becomes Passivity Passivity becomes Consent Consent becomes Democracy* *(no words are exchanged, roles are assumed, objectives are achieved) Yonat Nitzan-Green performing ‘Dust Collection’ (‘Agitation 1’).
Amy Wyatt, Dawn Evans, Lydia Heath & Helen Northcott in conversation responding to ‘Agitation 1’ by Laurence Dube-Rushby.
The sound of dissent ‘Conversation suggests a connection that is sustained or sustainable and goes beyond chit-chat or chatter.’ (Feldman, 1999). Allan Feldman, ‘Conversation As Methodology In Collaborative Action Research’, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. http://people.umass.edu/~afeldman/ActionResearchPapers/Feldman1999.PDF Agitation action no. 1 with a vacuum cleaner – 28.8.2015 I went […]
Even when one is born into a social group (ima: “I literally call them my social brothers and sisters”) and live together, day and night (ima: “as We did in the kibbutz”) for eighteen years one still does not know the ‘other/s’. ima: “Graphite powder is my favorite kind of dust.” ima: […]
My first wish for the Laboratory of Dissent was to invite all artists involved to express their reasons for willing to take part in this experimental practice; exploring Dissent within a large collaboration and in the context of an institutional Art Gallery seemed like an opportunity for me to question the reasons for […]