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Open me when you feel it's necessary

McKnight, Lucinda 2015, Open me when you feel it's necessary, University of Melbourne, Art Auditorium, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Vic..

Title Open me when you feel it's necessary
Creator(s) McKnight, Lucinda
Year presented 2015
Year created 2015
Material type art original
Description of artwork Conceptual artwork staged as performance at beginning of workshop
Publisher University of Melbourne
Place of publication Art Auditorium, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) new materialism
curriculum design
conceptual art
Summary In this work, purportedly the introduction to a conference workshop, the humanist teacher figure is absent and therefore flattened into the material landscape of the auditorium, which remains open to transformation; the “stage” merely contains an envelope, lamp-lit on a plastic chair, for participants to open if they wish, playing with learner/audience expectations and disrupting conventional ideas of what a conference presentation should be. This work seeks to move beyond merely interrogating designs for future subjects to ask how the pedagogical imagination works with both the material and immaterial, with ecologies continually transforming in the process of making as the audience participates in the unfolding performance. Through this, I have sought to explore ways to challenge delivery or conduit metaphors for education, and to resist stasis and closure.
Language eng
Field of Research 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative work
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