Socially Engaged Art

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|What's the Solution?

This collage showcases various media that links to a website titled “what’s the solution?” which includes digital copies of the collage, a discussion board, a media submission form, and an about the artist page. The intention for my artwork is to be a catalyst for solutions to the water crisis. To provide a space — in person or online — where everyone is empowered to come together, have productive conversations, and find solutions to the global water crisis.

|What's the Solution?

This collage showcases various media that links to a website titled “what’s the solution?” which includes digital copies of the collage, a discussion board, a media submission form, and an about the artist page. The intention for my artwork is to be a catalyst for solutions to the water crisis. To provide a space — in person or online — where everyone is empowered to come together, have productive conversations, and find solutions to the global water crisis.

This project was a product of the Minnesota Science Museum's STEM Justice Innovation Design challenge. Six young artists and I got the chance to create work that draws viewers attention to serious water issues and engage them in innovative solutions.

|Comfortable/Comforting/Uncomfy

When talking about microaggressions, privilege, oppression and identity, people can get anxious about offending someone, putting their foot in their mouth, or saying something that they didn't intend to be disrespectful.

 

Comfortable/Comforting/Uncomfy is an audio tour that encourages self-reflection so that the listener can begin to formulate language surrounding these topics from their own individual experiences.

To participate in this project, grab your phone, some headphones, a sticky note, and a pen. You'll be taking a walk. Click the link on the left for further instruction.

not all advice

not all advice is a participatory zine that focuses on art, mental health, social change, higher education, questions and answers -- in no particular order. This project wouldn’t have been possible without artists, strangers, and collaborators alike.

|Workshop in Re-Performance: AAA-AAA

As apart of our HECUA Art for Social Change class, Hope and Sophie workshopped a  re-performance of Abramovic and Ulay's  AAA-AAA. The instructions of the piece are as follows:

"We are facing each other both producing a continuous vocal sound. We slowly build up the tension our faces coming closer together until we are screaming into each others open mouths."

 

Find the original video performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeaUO...

How Are You?

How Are You? is a behavioral art project focused on the art of everyday conversation,

and what it means to really listen to each other.

"Patriotic Values"

 

Hamline is in and of itself, an echo chamber.  We are a community in which we want to hear everyone’s opinions--except for when they differ from our own.

 

Within the echo chamber, there is a pull towards information that serves to only confirm specific biases.  At Hamline, we strive to find aspects that make our University better than any other—by embodying values such as Leadership, Scholarship, Community, Diversity, and Service as our core values. Within the echo chamber, biases are confirmed by alienating other paradigms as homes to disinformation. As Pipers, we engage with folks that agree with us and shun those who disagree. In an attempt to leave this echo chamber, the question remains—how will we match the overarching despotism?

 

In relation, as folks that live in the USA, when we think of our country and our democracy, what words come to mind? Equal opportunity, freedom, liberty, voice, elections, rights, consent, inclusivity, plurality, to name a few.  Patriotism may not be one that is included in the list.

 

The current definition of being a patriot is “a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors” (Patriotism).  In other words, being a patriot means supporting one’s country despite all of its flaws without question. What happens when we redefine being a patriot to “a person who vigorously supports their country by critiquing it and changing it into a country that they want to be loyal to”?

 

What does Hamline hypothetically value?

 

More importantly, what does Hamline value?

 

Are Hamline’s values and hypothetical values the same?

 

That’s up to us to critique.

 

Special thanks to conversations and writings from Jackson Cobb, Noah Topliff, and Hannah Arendt.

 

“Patriotism.” Dictionary.com, Dictionary.com, www.dictionary.com/browse/patriotism.

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© 2019 Sophie Warrick
 

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