Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

Occupy as Form: Erin Johnson

I am interested in researching and creating work around the idea of care in sites of protest. Social practice artists and contemporary artists working around issues of protest engage different value systems than traditional, market-based production, often leading to alternate systems of exchange around needs and care, both in society and on a personal level.

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Occupy as Form: Dee Hibbert-Jones

Having grown up in class-conscious Britain of the ‘70’s and 80’s (a country I like to describe as a former social democracy) it is with a growing sense of excitement that I have witnessed the rise of discussions around class within the Occupy movement. I’ve lived in the US for 20 years and still struggle to introduce dialog around social class into personal and classroom discussions, even when the topic is focused on notions of public space, public rights or power.

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Occupy as Form: Amanda Eicher

I am curious about how we have come to use the word tactic, a word which is distinctly military in form, but which is also at play in contemporary art practice through the use of phrases such as tactical aesthetics and tactical media. It seems to me that many of the gestures we make in everyday life may slip in and out of the frame of tactics, depending on their context.

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