Don’t you just hate it when…

First of all I would like to talk a little bit about the piece of wall art on the header of this blog.

Due to previous work in other modules I decided early on that my focus for this project would be dialogue. With this in mind I set about looking for various schemes and Art work that would directly relate to the above theme.

As a result I found this brilliant piece that I personally think sums up the attitude of Londoners. The idea that potentially people talk too much about things that ultimately are insignificant and mundane. So now I am thinking about the various other ways we can create a dialogue without going on and on and on and on and on… (Well you get the picture)

I came up with the following list;

  • Body language
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Light
  • Dark
  • Letters
  • Social Networking

So many projects have a theme that involves preaching a moralistic tale or holds a belief that it can in some way transform peoples values and behaviour. This can be perceived as rather patronizing as it holds the implication that something needs to be changed in the first place.

Subsequently I have become interested in the silences and what has not changed.

So now I am going to start examining what has stayed the same in Hackney what the borough has kept through all its physical alterations and how this can be communicated without patronizing the community are at the heart of the place.

Below are some images and the website that my header is from;

Mobstr street art in Hackney Wick London


One thought on “Don’t you just hate it when…

  1. I have been reading your updates and following the development of your thoughts and ideas for your project throughout this module. You confirm how significant the reflection process can be as you work, look back ad then start another project, that then has strands and traces of all these previous iterations. You demonstrate, once again, excellent awareness of contemporary issues in socially-engaged arts discourses – in particular the issue of whether people and places need to be ‘changed’ through art and artists.

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