I think that this type of performance art would be very unnerving to many people. I often have a hard time shutting down and relaxing. The time when I feel I can best relax is after practicing yoga and then being able to just lie on the floor. So many times I have fallen asleep. I love the introduction of the lab coat. It creates the costume for the performance.
This article is a great reference for making connections with students about relating contemporary culture with art.
My 8th graders are making ceramic fear and worry jars. We first discussed some common fears and worries of students their age and then created ceramic boxes and jars from slab and coil hand building techniques. They are looking very good!!
When my daughter was young we would go to as many museums and gallery openings as we could. We would make an event of it, getting dressed up and going to dinner then visiting the museum or gallery. We had a blast!
I admire his ideas of finding the beauty in an ordinary cup. Each form, whether fine art or a craft, has come from the thoughts and ideas of the individual.
After a delayed start to the week due to freezing temperatures we are settling into a routine. The 5th graders are starting on their Greatest American Stories. The 6th graders practiced with Chinese Calligraphy characters. Seventh graders are started on their hatching and cross hatching techniques and the 8th grade has had great discussions about fears and worries as we brainstorm ideas for our fear and worry jars. Things are definitely off to a good start.