An Emergent Vision:|
Revising the World with Images
This was not a discussion about re-decorating, but about using the physical fact of art to claim a space for institutional revision. What does it mean to be represented? How can we go about making images which highlight the experiences of a variety of people, which themselves invite future re-visioning? We were talking about art that negotiates the encounter of aesthetic choices with institutional imperatives: both acknowledging who we have been (including some of the contradictions in our tangled histories) and what we want to be. We were talking about changing a physical space, in order to encourage change in the kind of work and play performed there.
This page highlights a variety of venues in which such revision has taken place: experiments where the politics of diversity have been made visual. We offer them with the hope that, because their viewers will change, their meaning will change with time. We invite submission of other projects as they emerge:
Geographic (and Human?) Diversity: Exploring Iceland in Text and Image
Making a Feminist Mural: Women's Center at Bryn Mawr College
Drive-By Shoot: Revising the Consciousness of English House