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written by Becka Viau
Although this event is far past, this town is small recieved a photograph from that lovely night just the other day. Considering the recent discussion around collaboration, art and design it seemed like the perfect moment to look back at Bricolage: A live art collaboration, which happened in July 2010.
Ten Artists worked to bring this event to life. A fine art model, two painters, a DJ, three people working on set and costume, a hair stylist, an artist for the poster design and a coordinator. Yet, the “performance” was played out by four people: Two individual artists painting their own canvases, a model, and a DJ.
Also one could argue the audience is always part of the performance.
With that being said I ask these questions: Who is the artist when the Art produced is a collective effort? Is it the community driving the collective? Is it really the artist that prompts the collaboration?
See referenced quote below:
“Collaborative art is a different story, because there was no one set vision of what the end product should look like. In this case, my thoughts are that the person who thinks to do the collaboration is actually the artist. If it was a conscious decision that they will ask another to collaborate, and see what the result will be. Someone else might argue this point though.” Laura O’Brien, comment on Design: blog post written by Overman, posted September 9, 2010.