"The Photographic Image as Site for Collective Creative Process"
Friday, March 10 - 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Over the past two years, I have developed the System Drawing session format in gallery, think tank, and classroom contexts. The project is thematically framed by environmental and social concerns, and resonates with local social, historical, economic, and psychological factors. I will share image documentation, reflections on the development process, and lessons learned.
Directly following the lecture, I invite the audience to participate in a System Drawing session where we will collaboratively and metaphorically address our current condition and role in our environment. Site-specific images for the large photographic scrolls, which are the evocative raw material for our interactions, have been sourced locally in collaboration with Corey George (University of Tampa) and his students. Our workshop will start with introductory experiential body exercises followed by a short exploratory walk to expand multisensory perception. During the silent System Drawing process, participants will then intuitively interact with the image scrolls while also fluidly responding to each other's interventions.
This System Drawing format and process is intended to sidestep rational inquiry in favor of group-based creative engagement that supports new ways of consciously connecting with our environment and each other, and exploring how the photographic image can be harnessed as a tool for facilitating collaborative processes.
The Systems Drawing session will take place in Orange G.