Art Ex Cr. Ann Hamilton Lec.

Art Ex Cr. Ann Hamilton Lec. - Brent Chanin Ann Hamilton...

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Brent Chanin Ann Hamilton Lecture March 12, 2007 As an engineer-in-training, I tend to relate things I learn, see, hear, in general observe, to engineering. When Ms. Hamilton spoke about the act of creating, changing, and the individual experience that she associates with her art I immediately thought of design, such as architecture or an automobile. The way each person interacts with the machine, or experiences the structure, considering both the utilization and aesthetic elements, affects each individual’s overall perspective of the work. I was very surprised at how many ongoing projects she managed at once; it was almost as impressive as the works themselves. In particular I was interested in the walking meditation boat, and the comment she made which I paraphrase, “. ..not sure whether I am part of the solution or part of the problem.” I volunteered this past summer in the rainforests of Costa Rica, and while there was no question that our intentions were pure, a main point of our group discussions was where that line is drawn. We may be
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ARTH 141 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

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Art Ex Cr. Ann Hamilton Lec. - Brent Chanin Ann Hamilton...

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