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Here´s Still Light
by Gerd G.M. Brockmann
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Title:
Here´s Still Light

Author:
Gerd G.M. Brockmann

Description:
HERE´S STILL LIGHT – BEYOND THE FINE ART SOCIAL SCULPTURE Here´s Still Light – or the place where everything is creation, collaboration, bonding… boundaries are abolished, time vanished, talent and imagination enhanced… The Fine Art Social Sculpture – when the creative process tackles the issues our modern society is struggling with (disintegration of the social network, aging, etc.) In Here´s Still Light, what matters is not just the final exhibition, the ongoing social process that leads to the creation of the work of art and prolongs it constitutes the core of the concept. The protagonists are here elderly people, eager to learn and share their knowledge, bearers of the tradition, and –too- often forgotten. Indeed this constantly growing population does not take up much space in the public sphere; they are looked after, nursed – what else? Do they have aspirations? Has the question ever crossed our minds? Witnesses of the biggest upheavals of these last decades, they do have a say in the matter, they are the bridges our society lacks. Between yesterday, today and tomorrow. Between tradition and modernity. Between old, young, and less young. We have to reintegrate them in the public sphere and listen to them. Reflection of their wisdom and talents, this Fine Art Social Sculpture is their message. And their way to contribute to our society´s development. A multi-dimensional project and a connecting tool Here´s Still Light is in essence a participatory project, a common creation aiming at reviving and transmitting old knitting traditions and know-how to the new generations, blurring the boundaries between modern art, design and craft…. and shoving the borders? The elaboration of the sculpture has been entrusted to Danish and German pensioners on both sides of the border – whom you will get acquainted with via their portraits and biographies to be exhibited as a part of the work of art itself. The Dream Team Our 17 knitting artists, in their seventies for the majority, reacted enthusiastically to the project on both sides of the border. The first general meeting in Tinglev was a fantastic moment, where the Germans and the Danes could exchange about themselves, their respective memories about the occupation period, the wars… It was emotionally intense. “Art brought them together”, more: https://artprojectbrockmann.com/2016/12/18/heres-still-light/ https://strickkultur.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/zeitgenossisches-strickprojekt-kunst-deutsche-schule-tingleff-workshop-heres-still-light/
Description:
HERE´S STILL LIGHT – BEYOND THE FINE ART SOCIAL SCULPTURE Here´s Still Light – or the place where everything is creation, collaboration, bonding… boundaries are abolished, time vanished, talent and imagination enhanced… The Fine Art Social Sculpture – when the creative process tackles the issues our modern society is struggling with (disintegration of the social network, aging, etc.) In Here´s Still Light, what matters is not just the final exhibition, the ongoing social process that leads to the creation of the work of art and prolongs it constitutes the core of the concept. The protagonists are here elderly people, eager to learn and share their knowledge, bearers of the tradition, and –too- often forgotten. Indeed this constantly growing population does not take up much space in the public sphere; they are looked after, nursed – what else? Do they have aspirations? Has the question ever crossed our minds? Witnesses of the biggest upheavals of these last decades, they do have a say in the matter, they are the bridges our society lacks. Between yesterday, today and tomorrow. Between tradition and modernity. Between old, young, and less young. We have to reintegrate them in the public sphere and listen to them. Reflection of their wisdom and talents, this Fine Art Social Sculpture is their message. And their way to contribute to our society´s development. A multi-dimensional project and a connecting tool Here´s Still Light is in essence a participatory project, a common creation aiming at reviving and transmitting old knitting traditions and know-how to the new generations, blurring the boundaries between modern art, design and craft…. and shoving the borders? The elaboration of the sculpture has been entrusted to Danish and German pensioners on both sides of the border – whom you will get acquainted with via their portraits and biographies to be exhibited as a part of the work of art itself. The Dream Team Our 17 knitting artists, in their seventies for the majority, reacted enthusiastically to the project on both sides of the border. The first general meeting in Tinglev was a fantastic moment, where the Germans and the Danes could exchange about themselves, their respective memories about the occupation period, the wars… It was emotionally intense. “Art brought them together”, more: https://artprojectbrockmann.com/2016/12/18/heres-still-light/ https://strickkultur.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/zeitgenossisches-strickprojekt-kunst-deutsche-schule-tingleff-workshop-heres-still-light/

 

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