Painting Webinar: CLUTTERED CLUSTERS
LIVE on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 11 am Pacific.
Recording is available anytime thereafter.
Inspiration video: https://youtu.be/r-7RZTUp8yM
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After purchase, we will send you an access link to the webinar (before the session starts) or recorded links if you purchase thereafter. We'll also send you the link to the shared photo folder specific to this webinar.
We're using ZOOM as the video platform. Video and audio for participants will be muted by default during the live webinar. You'll be able to view and listen to the presentation and interact via chat. The session will be recorded and up for replay anytime after the live webinar ends.
“Today we chase after information, without gaining knowledge. We take note of everything, without gaining insight. We communicate constantly, without participating in a community. We save masses of data, without keeping track of memories. We accumulate friends and followers, without encountering others. This is how information develops a life-form: nonexistent and impermanent.”
These words by contemporary philosopher Byung-Chul Han struck a chord with us when we read them in this article. The piece is about his newest book, Non-objects, in which he describes how the current digital takeover of everything we do is de-objectifying the world.
“Objects stabilize human life insofar as they give it continuity." Digital information, on the other hand, does not provide any kind of stability, according to Han. It deforms physical life, blurring the boundary between true and false. “What counts is the short-term effect. Effectiveness replaces truth.”
We are passionate about all things analog, about the uninterrupted and stable vibration physical objects provide. For this series, we will paint objects in our living environment that haven't been intentionally arranged, suspended in time, and yet affirming continuity through their physical permanence. There is a human element inherent in the non-arrangement of objects, and that's what we'll translate into our painting surfaces.
- Painting premise: Still Life.
- Props: Photo of a cluttered cluster in your living environment.
- Painting surface: any size, any kind. We recommend 9x12 or under.
- Painting webinar medium: oil over cotton paper. Feel free to select your media.