Webster, Andy (2013) Action. [Artwork]
|Abstract / Summary:||
The Action sculpture series explores art as a dissenting practice, and was commissioned and funded by the Salina Arts Center (SAC), Kansas, and the Andy Warhol Foundation, USA.
Dissenting forms include collective protest, anti-capitalist & environmental activism, green language and terms including ‘recyclable’, ‘sustainable’, ‘renewable’, ‘climate change’, and ‘low carbon footprint’. Today, these forms and others are co-opted as instruments serving hegemonic official interests.
This context indicates such forms have irrevocably altered from their original dissenting role to voice corporate mentality. As the forms’ dissenting role has been rendered virtually impotent it is necessary to develop alternative methods that disrupt and break the use of these forms. Within eco-art discourses this necessity is still under-acknowledged. This research aims to contribute to eco-art discourses by identifying, investigating and practically testing methods to engage in disruptive dissent.
Stages to develop the critical context for the project:
|Courses by Department:||The Falmouth School of Art > Art|
|Depositing User:||Andy Webster|
|Date Deposited:||06 Dec 2013 14:20|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2014 11:45|
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