This exposition explores the question of creative justice in creative processes and pedagogy. Through an evolving conversation on a chat app, a mentor shares her creative process of a painting that she is emerging with her students at the Masters level. And interwoven through these, they evolve a pedagogy of artistic research, decolonization, reflective inquiry into self, aesthetic encounters with their own cultures, Indian aesthetics and philosophies, meandering and pondering together. The exposition is constructed in four parts. Part 1:Utopia and the politics of creative justice. Part 2: The Conversations through chats. Part 3 - Student responses and reflections. Part 4:
Part 4: Teaching as philosophy of a way of being. The mentor journeys through over twenty five years of her practice, inviting her students to participate, question, reflect and ponder with her, offering a creative pedagogy for artistic research that is also bound in the politics of creative justice.
Niccolo Pagani was born in Genoa, October 27, 1782, and died May 27, 1840.
He was an Italian composer considered one of the archetypes of violin virtuosity and one of the greatest representatives of the instrumental movement of Romanticism. He contributed with his contributions to the development of the "modern violin technique".
The 24 caprices for violin are one of his best known works and have served as inspiration for numerous composers.
In addition to the violin, he composed music for mandolin, guitar, viola and bassoon. His duets for violin and guitar and his compositions for string quartet stand out.
In this work a brief synthesis is made of the valuable contribution of the Italian school of violin in the pre-Paganini period, integrated by outstanding composers and performers. It highlights the Italian influence in the development of the art of violin playing. Paganini's biography describes his great abilities that led him to be considered as the amazing, original, unique and unrepeatable violinist in the history of music. The exceptional qualities of this musician are attributed to a genetic factor, associated to his intrinsic ability and training. A description is made of the peculiar somatic characteristics that Paganini possessed based on medical descriptions and those of some contemporary musicians. It has been hypothesized by several authors that the musician suffered from a hereditary connective tissue disorder and two possibilities have been proposed: that of a Marfan syndrome or that of an Ehlers-Landos syndrome. A summary of the clinical and biochemical criteria characterizing these conditions is presented.
What seems to be well founded is that he suffered from a "joint hypermobility syndrome", the true nature of which is conjectural, even if the hypothesis of a subtype III, hypermobile Ehlers- Danlos syndrome, may be favored. This condition affected him throughout his life, but contributed to make him the unrepeatable violinist he is remembered as in the history of music.
Methods of Exchange – Digital Residency
Perth – Seoul
Over a few months in early 2021, Emma Fishwick & Serena Chalker (AU) worked in parallel to Gong-Won (KR) through Seoul Dance Centre (SDC) and their Digital Residency program.
Developing creative relationships during these uncertain times, this digital canvas captures process as product and is part of a broader program of international engagement through dialogue, documentation and artistic sharing. This website attempts to capture our artist-led peer-to-peer mentorship, cultural & skills exchange, facilitated by this virtual residency.
Things that we have talked about: labour, process as the artwork, language across form and geographies, mapping of place and self, virtual Vs physical, place Vs placelessness and asking ‘what is a digital residency’? We have been finding connection between the seemingly disconnected threads in our works and in turn our worlds. We landed on ways of expressing space and time that is not linear or hierarchical through layering of memory, ideas, form and so on.
The work is doing the work of figuring out what the work is. The labour of being an artist is made visible: always questioning, reformulating, reworking.
All content on this page is created by Serena Chalker, Emma Fishwick, Gong-Won – 2021.
Serena Chalker (www.serenachalker.com) | Gong-Won (https://www.hellosuyoung.com) | Emma Fishwick (www.emmafishwick.com)