Based on a text written by the London-based artist of the same title, it is accompanied by a chorus of five performers and percussion and a meditation on “the reality of art education today and how bodies, behaviours, and attitudes are moulded through formal terminologies or ideologies”. Adopting the structure of a typical semester in art school, it reflects on the changing nature of art education.
Nicolson borrows from a variety of teaching methods from the visual exercises of Josef Albers to the formal methods developed by Richard Hamilton and presents a manifesto “calling for an art education which revalues physical experience” with an emphasis on the body and touch.
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Fay Nicolson, ‘Un Make Me’ (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin.