Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kingswood Oxford Residency

Below are some questions I asked at a presentation of my work at Kingswood Oxford.  Here is a link to the power point presentation.
I hope to have a conversation with you - the students about how these questions can lead to making art.  Please make comments to start a conversation.  I will be checking every couple of days.
Does art have to stay in a frame?
Is it ok to break the law?
Can art be in the everyday?
Is it ok to lie?
Is it ok to destroy things?
Can you alter public property?
Is it ok to do ridiculous things?
Can you farm with a bike?
Can we be at home in nature?
Can the world be your school?
Is it ok to panhandle?
Can you shape the future?


  1. I think that everyone changes the future with every action they are part of.

    1. That is very true, but do we intentionally act in a specific way in order to change the future?

  2. I think that it is important to do riducolous things so that you do not take yourself too seriously.

  3. Without these ridiculous things life would be boring like a blank canvas

  4. You can shape your future, and you can really do all of those things from, lying to destroying property, but it all depends on your intention while doing so.

  5. I think that it is fine to panhandle as long as that individual know the risk that unforeseen things may occur and that is okay with them!

  6. I think it is okay to break the law selectively because sometimes, laws that are "old fashion" or offensive need to broken to voice the opinion of you or a group's opinion. Although breaking laws that are fair and reasonable is not okay.

  7. We know the diffrence between wrong an right. So we should be able to stand up for what we think is right! Just Know your role like your in a play.

  8. We take our future with us everyday. We shape it with every action. If you commit a crime, you are taking your future in a bad direction, whereas if you if you do good deeds you are leading your future in a great direction. The people who do the best, don't intentionally do the good; they have good morals and thoughts. Some people, not all who do good intentionally want praise and won't do good in the dark. We shape our future everyday with our actions.

  9. I belive it is ok to break the law because the law is not always right. Somtimes you need to stand up for your self and do what is right!

  10. i think that it is ok to brake the law we are forming/shaping the future. it is ok in my opinion to break the law for certain things. We know the differance between what is right and what is wrong. It is important to be yourself and shape the future best as you can

    - The BO$$

  11. Ok, on to an experiment on changing the future. What do you think is unfair? Is there anything that you would like to change at school, at home or in your daily experiences?