Today we will start the preparation process. How have other photographers addressed issues of homelessness, the refugee crisis, and other issues related to displaced persons in their work. Download or clip photos/artwork that you feel you could do for the Home Diptych. Post links as comments to this post.
After reading over the article contained in the link above, answer the following questions using complete sentences. How do each of these artists address social change in their work. What inspiration can you draw for how they address social change in their work, and how can you apply this to your own work?
After reading the warm ups for the last two days and watching the video, answer the following questions below. Post your answers as a comment to this post.
- In what ways do your shared concerns and characteristics relate to concepts of home and displacement?
- What works of art might you create based on these shared ideas?
- How might these artworks affect your local or global community?
After answering these questions, check out these examples of how art and the displacement of peoples intersect :
Here’s images of the finished product: http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/On-exhibit-Xu-Bing-s-Phoenix-at-Mass-MoCA-4184153.php
Please watch the above video and answer the questions below.
1. Please write down your initial response to the video.
2. How did viewing this installation affect you, change your views on
discussing or thinking about home?
3. How do you think this installation affected/changed/made a difference in the lives of the people in the community?
4. What was Xu Bing’s inspiration for this installation and why was it
important to the intention of the work?
5. Consider creating a piece related to the needs of your own school or community inspired by or in response to your insight gained from watching this video. What are your ideas?