[-empyre-] about Brooke's post
agora158 at gmail.com
Thu May 23 07:43:10 EST 2013
Brooke I loved your rethoric question:
I teach collaboration too and just a few days ago during final
presentations saw the power of bringing people together who do not know
each other well -- or at all-- for a common cause or, as Paul notes, shared
agendas. I pair groups of students to make media work for non-profit
organizations in Westchester, a pro-bono approach with a participatory
design bent. But I guess I am left wondering why collaboration is to this
day is still seen as unusual or something special in art practice and art
education and not the modus operandi? Now we are going to study
individuality ... the methods of and reasons for working alone!!
I agree totally with you and wonder why all artist educations
are headed to educate artists as "entrepreneurs", as they were
heads of an unipersonal enterprise with only them as contracted.
I think that's the problem when you try to create the idea
artists and writers are "professions" as doctors, podologists,
architects, dentists or other.
The writing educations grow as swamps, the "creative writing" is now
an accepted part of the curriculum in many of the world's universities
but do we have seen the growing of a talented writing group
of people equivalent to all who are being educated as writers or
do we see the same amount of people writing without any
My point is: we are evolving from the concept the artist or the writer
as gifted by God and part of an elite to another myth:
the artist or writer as part of a corporation, skilling them in
selling of their own works, marketing it and publishing it.
I think collaboration is nearly mandatory today if you want to make
changes and leave a trace in the world we live into.
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