Our next FLUX Event will be framed around the theme of New Social Sculpture. Social Sculpture, a term coined by artist Joseph Beuys in the 1970s united his idealistic utopian ideas with his aesthetic practice. This term brought together many artists and Beuys himself was part of the FLUXUS movement with artists from around the world creating happenings and opening up the definition of what art can be. Even our history as FLUX Events takes from this enlivened and engaging movement with the hope of looking towards the future of art.
The idea that artists can change the world has perhaps become outdated for a contemporary creator and audience but there is still a necessity to challenge the way in which we perceive things and a need for art to be instrumental in turning society to a new way of thinking. Artist Olafur Eliasson believes that ‘art is a practice through which vital aspects of society and life may be examined, challenged and renegotiated.’
FLUX Event’s New Social Sculpture will look into the way in which contemporary media artists create work using technology that has a social impact. Through the use of interactive devices, text, technology and participation, we explore how media artists create work that can challenge the way in which people view the world. How can art be a catalyst for change and how can we use technology to implement these ideas?
Speakers confirmed for the event are; Blair Zaye, Aphra Shemza, Tim Murray-Browne & Sebastian Kite.
Tickets must be purchased via Eventbrite, there will be no tickets available on the door: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flux-events-new-social-sculpture-tickets-44854984466