December 19 – 20, 2018, 10 am – 2 pm
Many thanks to the artist Sascha Boldt for his seminar “LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD – INSIGHTS FOR INSIGHTS” and discussing the works of our participants within the studio program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency & Art School.
“We all are surrounded by the material world which is the starting point and space of creative processes. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the concept of “Ready Mades” or “Objet trouvé” was introduced to art history, which finds a constant echo in contemporary art in its modifications.
In this context, art comes to life through its sensitivity to materials and combinations of objects, revealing itself in the reception of materials and their connection to an intended idea. Here too, the medium of language often plays an unconscious role, which today, through the assignment of hashtags # for images in social media, is becoming increasingly important as another aspect of the categorization and networking of content.
Which terms does observation content contain?
With the seminar participants, the verbalization of observational content and practical exercises is intended to develop an expanded and enthusiastic awareness of the reception of the nature of things and the reception content as a starting point for creative processes. To this end, an overview of classical to contemporary means of artistic design is first categorized in a brainstorming in order to become aware of it.
In tours in and around the BAI, the perception and sensation for the surfaces and consistency of everyday scenes is sensitized. During the observation of a set-up, the contents of the observation are named and recorded conceptually in the form of post-it notes. These post its then flow into a large survey paper in the seminar room, as a mind map to show the different terms and expressions of the reflected content and to form a pool for upcoming art projects. The naming process provides an overview of the perceived and shows the connection between “reality” and imagination. In a further practical exercises a connection to the own imagery is about to be established. The aim of the seminar is to re-explore the formal and content-related aspects of the participants’ artistic work and to develop a deeper sense of reality through linguistic naming in comparison to creative processes.“ (Text by courtesy of Sascha Boldt)
More information on the SASCHA BOLDT Website.