up of people. The idea is generally to introduce new or more developed skill sets or a larger work force to achieve some specific goal.
During the spring and summer of 2012, the public will be able to participate in the creative process as models by having a body-part cast, these castings will later be assembled into full figure sculptures, and by giving their opinion about the different film noir clips I will use as a base for the video stream dialog. In this part the public will get a chance to sit down at a computer, watch a short 2-3 min film noir clip and answer the questions prompted while the clip is running. These answers will later become the database for the keyword search in the finished art piece.
The Film Noir genre appeals to me since it often contain scenes and dialogues where a confrontation with a possible deadly outcome is taking place with sexual attraction present as an undertone, and where both parts have equal strength and the ability to destroy the other. Philosopher and critic Jan Verwoert makes a parallel with such confrontations in film with Hegel’s theory in Phenomenology of the Spirit, pointing out “…to be recognized (loved) by the other first of all means to be destroyed by the other and vice versa…”
Furthermore I am Interested in the genre’s roots in German Expressionism and from the American depression, since Film Noir addressed various social ills that sprung up in society as a direct result of the economic downturn; a situation that feels pertinent at this time, considering recent economic events in the Western World.
Saturday 08 - Saturday 15 December 2012
Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion
Open Tue-Sat 12-4pm
More information:www.crowdsourcednoir.orgwww.josefinaposch.com www.furtherfield.org