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Curating One-Self: A Liberal Act of Self-development

Antonopoulou, Alexandra (2015) Curating One-Self: A Liberal Act of Self-development. In: Besides the Screen Conference, Methods and Materials of Curating, UFES, Vitoria, Brazil.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Antonopoulou, Alexandra

Reflecting on the intimate link between the creator's identity and his/her creations this paper moves away from curating sole material objects. It instead analyses methods of curating as a process that is conductive to creative identity development. Curating in this sense happens in multiple levels and for diverse reasons.

In this context I refer to cases in which artists and designers have been positioned as curators of their own work and analyse how this had impacted on their perception of themselves as artists/Designers/ human beings. I also analyse how in a meta-level the curated human forces (e.g. selected groups of people creating collectively) and their creations had been considered as a solid ‘artwork’ that its curation and exhibition challenges notions of Design, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and freedom.

The methods and materials are heavily based on spontaneity of play. Allowing the participants to be lost in the flow of playful creation (role play, stories, performance) this paper discusses how the final ‘artwork’ is people-stories and object-memories that narrate the development of one’s creative self.

Official Website: http://besidesthescreen.com/2015-sao-paulo-vitoria/
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Date: 2015
Event Location: UFES, Vitoria, Brazil
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 15:10
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 15:10
Item ID: 16455
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/16455

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