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3 : Another Fine Mess you've got me into

Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 March 2015
Tagged with: Artworks conversations

We called ourselves
Participatory Artists Anonomous - PAA.
What is our 12 step path ?
"I have to say that it's an hour since I participated "

So much to say and share and such a set of common agreements.

Dan, Gaz, Sue, Hannah, John, Pete 

 

'It's unlike anything I've ever had'
'I want the puppet lady back'
'It's another level'
We've heard all of this - this is what helps to make it happen

Supportive setting that allows radical context to play
Agreeing the rules of the space - with everyone - co-workers and people
Negotiating the territory and the stuff - feeling the group
Creating new space where adventures can take place
Challenging the status quo - creating a space where there is equality
Performative - Non formulaic - all about relationships

'It comes from me - sharing my ideas and soul - it's real'

'It's like doing a solo - know the start and the possible end and the framework that it sits on - it's the middle that will hold the magic'

THE QUESTIONS
We all think about process and product.. when does one justify the other.. how do they relate?
We all think about teaching and facilitating
We all think about how to get more work
We all think about

REFLECTION
If it goes well -  not much to think about
If it goes badly - soul searching, advice seeking, questioning
Reflect to improve, Reflect to satisfy someone else agenda
There is feedback from the people, subconscious feedback, debriefs with partners, feedback by observers

WHAT DO WE SAY NO TOO
When they really haven't a clue and have unrealistic expectations
Corporate nonsense

WHAT DRIVES US TO DO IT
Creativity
Social change 'he never speaks'
Sense of discovery  'they've never heard the inside of a fence'
The fun of seeing people doing something different
Doing things well
Energising and enriching for me
'It's a market and I need to earn'