July 14, 2012

Imagine There's No Electricity

There are three billion non-users of energy in the world.  I found this statistic at an exhibition on energy use at the Museum of Science in Boston.

Digital Fingerprint
I decided to briefly become a non-user of energy and wondered what use I could make of electricity dependent technologies.

Printed Circuits
So I deconstructed (literally) an obsolete computer, inked the extracted innards and printed them on paper.  I made further use of the components as instruments.

Evocative and Provocative Pedagogy: Toward a Culture-Changing Curriculum, an outstanding seminar presented with verve and style by Olivia Gude at this year's National Art Education Association convention, no doubt influenced these explorations.  Thank you Olivia.