Where, in What from shall we meet again - Jeju Scoria

Livingstone, Andrew, McHugh, Christopher, Brownsword, Neil, Jingjing, Zhang and Legeng, Zhu (2020) Where, in What from shall we meet again - Jeju Scoria. City Art Community. ISBN 9791197299919

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Abstract

What can art give to society? How should art engage with the world? Art, like nature, represents and important enviroment. The CityArtCommunity is a non-profit organization that dreams of a health earth, by using art a a medium to create a free environment in which to traverse the global community and prectical solidarity. Despite being unable to be with each other due to COVID-19 pandemic, we still managed to meet each other in a way through the medium of soilp-material trom one region one city.

The CityArtCommunity started its first project by sharing thoughts, feelings, and expressions with each other by means of a special substance called 'Scoria' from Jeju, Korea. We are thankful and excited to work with 13 artists: Seungchul KANG, Sangyeon KIM, Hyosun KIM, Ilku PARK, Youngkyung SON, Sanggeun YANG, Yeonjung, Yongmin HAN, Andrew Livingstone, Christoper McHugh, Neil Brownsword, Zhang Jingjing abd Zhu Legeng, We work and study with different media in three different countries, but now we are connected by sharing and interacting experiences through one common natural substance. Our journey starts from one oart of the global community, but it will soon continue to another. We live in different parts of the world, but we need to confirm and remember the fact that we all exist under the same umbrella of humanity, united with nature. Since the industrial revolution, we, the human race, has thought only of ourselves. The ozone layer and the geological layers filled with chicken bones and plastic testify to these times. The decline in the Earth's ability to purify itself poses a question for everything we use in our daily lives, and indeed for our civilization itself. We need to truly inderstand that Paul Cruchen's theory of "Anthropocene Epoch" is mpt just the obstinact of chemist. Before it's too late, we hope to move forward with the creation and solidarity that art can achieve in society.

Humans encounter a society of great magnitude upon birth, people, nature and civilization are different from the mother's womb. We learn of the world from society and continue passing it on to the next generations. That the world could have continued so far is due to a much higher order, not just our desires. We hope to silently confirm the plain truth that we are born, raised and taked from this world, and this natural order of things is no different from the other materials and objects of nature. We hope to practice art for more communities and for a better planet. Once againg I would like to thank the 13 artists for your participantion and accompaniment

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Additional Information: This text articulates and contextualizes practice-based research undertaken as part of the international research project, The Clay Reader: Scoria, Scoria Jeju Scoria. It explores the notion and actualities of remote investigation through imagined interpretation and responses to a material and its land of origin. The material Scoria is explored and viewed through an alternative lens, that of film, which in turn engenders extended approaches to clay through performative investigation of the artist, material and processes. This paper presents extended vocabularies that are proffered in response to visual and contextual investigations that contribute to a reading of clay outwith of the vernacular
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Leah Maughan
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 11:33
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 13:08
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/13225
ORCID for Andrew Livingstone: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9295-8069

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