Unleashing Screensaver: May 23rd

Posted on: May 23rd, 2018 by Mary Meixner No Comments

The collective video project is a creative outcome of collaboration of five students and their teacher [Andrea Průchová] involved in the HND program Fine Art/Experimental Media at Prague College. It was created as an extra curricular activity linked with the classes of Professional Practice in Art & Design and Visual Communication. On the theoretical level, the aesthetic education is presented to students from a socially and politically engaged perspective of global visual culture in the class of Visual Communication, while it invites them to apply this knowledge through publicly easily accessible creative practice (e.g. free workshops, internship opportunities, complex grant projects created as part of Professional Practice class).

The collective video project presents a creative outcome of a common discussion of five students of Fine Art/Experimental Media, who work with different forms of visual communication (from classical and conceptual sculpting to multimedia installations and sound) and their teacher of Visual Communication and Professional Practice in Art & Design. The video offers six individual contributions, which were created based on the collective discussions reflecting the first part of Maxine Greene’s essay. During the debates to which the students coming from Albania, Russia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Poland and Czech Republic had contributed, a list of key words reflecting the crucial issues defining the position of aesthetic education in contemporary society was created. These key words, lately, were turned into a collective statement, the one that introduces the individual contributions. Specifically, there is discussed the overlooked importance of artistic experience to either economically driven global society, or to the traditional communities in the collective video. The project itself can be perceived as an attempt to cultivate the mutual understanding to the changing world through creative practice of sharing thoughts through words and images while it nurtures the practice of overcoming different cultural background and educational experience that finds as a crucial condition and benefit of aesthetic education.

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Part of Unleashing Screensaver & Unleashing exhibitions
Apr 1 – May 31, 2018
concept & coordination: (c) merry
supported by PAF & Teachers College, Columbia University and City of Brno

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