Ruth Ewan; the sixth in a series of studio based seminars with invited artists. The specific emphasis of these sessions is the methods of investigation and processes of production in and beyond the studio, taking in issues of collaboration, negotiation, dialogue, economic conditions and context. Each “The Way Things Work” cycle is structured through three separate sessions. The first acts as an introduction, in this case by Anne Tallentire, to the artist’s work through documentation. From this, submissions, in the form of questions, are invited from Fine Art undergraduate, post-graduate and research students as the means to take a place at the round table discussion with the artist. Each participant then brings a prepared line of questioning to the table which is then pursued as a group, in conversation. This face-to-face session draws both artist and students into a direct and sustained discussion which is able to extend well beyond simple forms of presentation, question and answer.
The round-table was followed by a final session with Anne Tallentire to present responses and reflection by students, in relation to their own on going practice, to the ideas, observations, issues and interests generated in conversation around the table.
Transcript (pdf) – available soon
The Way Things Work (cycle seven), May 2010.
The Way Things Work (cycle five), March 2010.
The Way Things Work (cycle four), November 2009.
The Way Things Work (cycle three), February 2009.
The Way Things Work (cycle two), November 2008.
The Way Things Work (cycle one), October 2008.