Questioning Identities and Life through Socially Engaged Art Practice
I am an artist/ lecturer who has been involved in a whole series of participatory mixed media video projects that take place within public spaces in and around Glasgow be it within a gallery space or on the street. These workshops happenings are grounded in terms of interpretation but take on a new direction by being driven from an alternative questionnaire process. People are questioned continuously through a whole series of processes which can be uncomfortable at some points. My line of questioning throughout is underpinned broadly by the notion of identity and directs itself to scratching at the surface to see what lies beneath allowing participants to re look and reconsider. The work fits in to the remit of Gallery education but crosses boundaries externally. The questions it throws up what is art education?
What do we mean by that?
Keywords: Questioning, Researching, The Unknown, Arts based practice, Psychological, Identity
Lecturer, Design Department, Grays School of Art
The common thread running throughout his work is identity.
His arts practice is directed towards time based media.