GYUMRI as Live Organism
Human being is live organism and the city as well.
Artist shows the reality – creator makes it alive.
We look to our city as a live being and as human- it has senses.
We divide our students to 5 groups.
Each group has to research and find it’s perception of certain quality (through sound, sight, touch, smell or taste) of the city.
Each group has it’s chosen place in the city, they collect narratives and different kinds of materials from that places – they make active their senses for finding new vision – tongue of art, which is understandable for each of us, despite of country and nationality.
Each of five groups: group of Sound
Taste are going to give a presentation of their work and research. One of the walls of our gallery space we prepared for collage presentations.
Our goal is to find out the synthesized image of Gyumri city through natural senses of perception of art students.
Underway! Today we launched the ‘Live Phase’ in Coventry, and started moving stuff into the Lanchester gallery. So far, we have an ad hoc ‘resource area’ with the materials gathered from the three locations in addition to books we check out of the Library today. Year 1 students brought lots of their research, drawings, and sculptural explorations into the space and we kicked off the today with a series of discussion groups talking through all the different project ideas.
Lots of technology to set up and all the usual fumbling’s and figuring’s. Sam Kelly has set up a workstation to develop the WIKI project – more on that in a later post. Our first skype session happened! On the whole, not so bad sound-wise and quite a few questions back and forth. The Gyumri group have set us the challenge of all singing Hymns to each other tomorrow – we will do the Coventry Carol (of course) so Jane Ball is going to down load some versions of it so we can remember how to sing it – and of course the words.