Film of the Art School Alternatives at Liverpool Biennial 2010
John Moore’s University Art & Design Academy, the Johnson Foundation Auditorium. Trailer film. Comprehensive film of the artist-led workshops and discussions exploring alternative concepts and structures of learning can be found on the Art School Alternatives site, http://artschoolalternatives.tumblr.com/
Symposium chaired by Derek Horton and initiated/produced by Laura Mansfield.
Films by Carl Davies
See also the following related articles by Derek Horton:
‘(Sitting on a log) Imagining the SuperCity Art School’, Corridor8 #1 (2009).
‘Unmitigated’, A Latento #3 (2009, ISSN 1755-5787, Eds: Alex Farrar, Harry Meadley & Iona Smith). http://www.alatento.eu/
‘On Flying Through Dust Clouds, Escaping Fog Factories & Doing-it-yourself in the Cultural Borderlands’, Corridor8 #2 (2010).
‘Underground With Duchamp: Digging in and Tunneling Out’, forthcoming, Line magazine http://www.guardian.co.uk/edinburgh/2011/feb/03/edinburgh-line-magazine-edinburgh-college
Participants in the Corridor8 symposium have since been involved in the formation of Strategies for Free Education (http://noinstitute.wordpress.com/), an artist-led think tank and action group run by members of Disrupt Dominant Frequencies (http://www.disruptdominantfrequencies.net/) and No Fixed Abode (http://www.nofixedabode.org.uk/). Upcoming is a conference with a more local educational slant by discussion platform Millpond (http://www.millpond-leeds.co.uk/about#) and student co-operative SLICE (http://www.sliceleeds.blogspot.com/).
Following the symposium, Islington Mill Art Academy (http://www.islingtonmill.com/index.php) have visited fellow participants Department 21 (http://www.department21.net/) and symposium attendees The Glasgow Open School (http://gdiycommunity.wordpress.com/).
Symposium participant Lady Lucy’s current exhibition Whitechapel Gallery Staff Portrait Studio is open to the public until the 22nd of May 2011 at Whitechapel Gallery, London.
In March 2011 symposium attendees Alternative Strategies played host to a series of open discussions, screenings and workshops which stem from the desire to look creatively, critically and productively at different ways of approaching self-organised education and methods for building on and disseminating knowledge.
Please see www.artschoolalternatives.info for more information on the symposium and updates on the day’s discussions.
Laura Mansfield is currently co-editing with the ICIA, University of Bath, a publication on interdisciplinary art practice, due to be published March 2012.