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The Evening News || Atelier S P A C E
11 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm SGTSGD180
The Evening News
Let’s reconvene. What did you come up with? Share your work for the day, and get feedback from the other teams. Then, we select a concept: what is the theme of this collection? What is the single idea, unified and connective, that all of us are putting forward? This is the big work. This is ‘N+1’ work, to us. Emergence. Tapping into the ambient wisdom in real life between us. Offline, here, now. Magic! We find no design or writing to be truly engaging unless somewhere, someone experienced this kind of a jam. (Enter dada. Exit Surrealists.) Let’s do it. Next, with the unifying concept, we’ll keep certain pieces, let others go, and rework the in-between. This Atelier S P A C E evening circle closes with this major milestone, a mini-reflection with participating guests only.
The Epic Reading
Now we take the tempo down, with a segue into what we think will make a fun and relaxing follow-on, the Epic Reading at Singapore Writers Festival.Your +1’s welcome.
What’s an ‘atelier?’
Design Kompany is hosting popup zinemaking ateliers. Before fancy academic schools for art and design came along, there were ateliers. An atelier is ‘a workshop or studio used by an artist or designer.’ These are places where you can meet new and different *others* to connection remarkable ways.
ATELIERS, APPRENTICESHIPS & ARTMAKING. Encouraging hands-on learning by doing, the hosts attended to the inner strengths of each participant. Apprentices came. Artworks were made and sold. We imagine artmaking was less commodity-focused (watch the film Posthumous, for a great comment on this) and more about the experience. And for those seeking training, it wasn’t about, one might guess, the expensive tuition fees that come with ho-hum professors (jaded people who’ve forgotten the meaning of their occupation—here I recommend Art School Confidential). Perhaps it was about the magic, if I let myself be uncool and optimistic, of Art. What it can do. How it connects us, across time, and distance. Let’s *make* something. Let’s play?