Samsara Unlimited: Towards an Ecology of Compasssion
The project sought to create a process through which the general public could become familiar with the perceptive processes engaged by artists in reconstructing everyday reality. It was posited that the ability to engage these perceptive processes would potentially lead to an ontological shift in the spectator. Participants who entered the gallery space could alter between the functional reality of a concept store and the altered reality of an art gallery. The public was encouraged to visit over the week of the installation to ask questions, get involved in art making process or simply socialize with the artists and artisans involved in the project.
Advisor:Nowlin, Tim; Crane, Jennifer; Borsa, Joan; Mullens, James
School:University of Saskatchewan
School Location:Canada - Saskatchewan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:environmental awareness social change artist activists connective aesthetics consumerism temporary autonomous zones cybernetics compassion ecosystem community based arts institutional critique
Date of Publication:12/11/2006