Kia ora koutou!
Welcome to my project: Fosca: a low-resolution
investigation of high technology
I would like to invite you to donate to help hold a series
of free sculptural workshops. The workshops support unique and
vital ideas from artists that are crucial to mainstream
discourse. Your donation will keep these workshops free of
charge as not all people could afford to attend
Fosca is an initiative that intertwines my fine
art practice and my community art practice. In the first step I'll
develop 2D and 3D ideas in my studio with painting and ceramics.
I'll then bring these ideas to workshop groups to play with and to
extend on their own unique path of understanding. The communities I
work with all have a degree of isolation or difference, whether
geographic, social or of outlook. I am interested in these groups
as I want their independent, non-mainstream thoughts and
perspective. I believe theses artists offer outsider solutions that
mainstream minds fail to imagine.
Core Concept: We have always been enamoured of
technology, from ancient technologies like art and language to the
technologies of high science and industry. As artificial
intelligence (AI) rises from the dross of human ambition it crosses
the liminal space between the virtual and the haptic worlds. As it
swivels its vertebrae-free head around to see the view it can't
differentiate us; pavement, tree, beetle, human, rock. Everything
is an object.
I want to make objects that imagine what AI will look like once
it is an independent actor in this world. And what this world will
look like to AI.
The Workshops: The workshops emphasise
collaborative work and experimentation. We will use spontaneous,
volatile media such as charcoal, ink, and assemblage and then
transpose the developed ideas into clay objects. The workshop group
explores ideas around the purpose of art as an investigative and
expressive tool in the 21st century. And they experience an idea as
it manifests itself in different media - jumping between 2D and 3D
The workshop sites are in the process of confirmation, they are:
Village Arts Gallery, Kohukohu, Hokianga with curator-artists
Heiwari Johnson and Marg Morrow, and in Auckland: Waiheke Adult
Learning, Māpura Studios, and Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o
Uenuku with curator-artist Anna Rae. The Kohukohu group are
predominantly professional artists, Waiheke Adult Learning are both
professional artists and outsider artists, Māpura Studios are all
outsider artists and the Mangere group will provide a youth
Please contact me for any further information or images- no
question is too big or small!
Ngā mihi nui
1 MONTH AGO
To everyone who has visited the project and to those who have
been able to contribute - amazing. This is a scary thing to do but
I'm so pleased I'm doing it.
I have exceeded the target (!) : with this extra money I'm going
to buy some metallic glazes and lustres for the clay work made in
the workshops - an early 20th century sci-fi aesthetic for a 21st
century phenomenon. Expensive stuff but gorgeous!
Thank you to everyone, can't wait for the workshops.
Here is a celebratory clip:::
Image: AI Fashion Shoot
2 MONTHS AGO
2D and 3D Tests
2 MONTHS AGO
I'm making quick experimental objects and videos in the studio - very fun. Exploring the mind of AI through matter.
Thank you to everyone involved - so good! Looking forward to my first workshop: I'll share the tests and trial the ideas with a group of the artists at Māpura Studios. They will come up with an extraordinary response.