Brainstorm your Social Practice Project and develop your project idea. Create a proposal statement covering the 5 W’s. Refer to similar projects and images or notes.
Brainstorming Process, Lists, & Word Associations
My Media : Photography, printmaking, book binding, jewelry making
Things I like to do: travel, sleep, read, garden, make art
So You Want to Make an Art Project in your Town Worksheet from Transformazium
Who am I? I am a woman, student, artist, homeowner, human, agnostic
Who is my town? rural, stubborn, angry, scared, white
Who am I to them? Radical, outsider, troublemaker
At this point I realized this particular exercise was not helping as I was not wanting to work on a project in the town in which I currently live and moved on to word associations.
Travel: place, wanderlust, explorations, new, road trip, mileage, navigate
Read: library, book club, make books, collection, stories, sharing, journal, scrapbook, escape, adventure, exchange
Garden: grow, dirt, unplug, sustain, feed, manual labor, produce, tend, weed, cultivate, flowers, versatile, duality, food
Sleep: rest, unplug, reset, forget, turn off, dream, adventures, escape.
Random ideas list: mirror messages (see twitter post here for somewhat similar idea,but not)
Put listings in the paper and make a work from the pieces sent back.
Garden Books: previously started book binding project with date cards for tracking planting dates, graph paper for laying out garden, packets to save seeds etc.
Journals: leave small journals around with prompts and instructions/ postage to return them to me to record and present the responses
Projects I am already working on:
Before I Die board at Buchanan Art Center
Niche Subject Lending Library, Art
Art Boxes in Artists Alley
Projects I like: (with links)
You can see some of the display boxes, especially on the left, built directly onto the walls of the buildings forming the alley. Some are as small as utility boxes, and some are large wooden boxes, but they are securable and weatherproof. Quebec, Canada. I did not take this photo. The image is linked to the original website.
This shed project is similar to some that I came across in Montreal that allowed vendors, mostly artists and artisans display ware to the tourist or holiday markets and not need to pack up at the end of every day. I did not take this image. Image is linked to original website.
These journals represent the general sizes and thicknesses I am thinking of for the journal project- leaning towards the small originally for ease of mailing, but larger for easier presentation and display.
No Project Description or proposal just yet.