Here is what you need to do before class on Monday:
Read pages 225-265 in the Fusco book; read these selections from the Interventionists book (follow this link (3.8 MB)) and inSite 05 (links below); listen to the Bad at Sports interview with the Center for Tactical Magic; make at least two thoughtful comments here regarding the readings; post four links to your del.icio.us page; write a working proposal for your Social Intervention project (please email this to me if possible).
Here are the links to intervention projects from inSite 05:
Here are some considerations:
- How is a figure like Alejandro Jodorowsky especially pertinent to current students of art, and more particularly to students like you in programs like VaPA?
- Respond to Bustamante’s contention that the group movement in Mexico ended with the 1983 MAM exhibition. What other “institutionalizations” are you aware of and what effect do you think such recognition or inclusion has on artists and art forms/trends that were previously uncannonized?
- Link or trace the use of the term “tactics,” especially in the Thompson essay and the Chavoya essay. How does this term function and how is this useful in your efforts to construct an intervention proposal?
- Respond to the direct dealing with situation, concept, space, community, and issue in Asco’s work. Does this account of some of their projects help you in concieving your own piece? (What direct issues are you involved in/aware of and do they seem like subjects for art work to you?)