IMAGE AND THE LANGUAGE OF IMAGES
Today we are inundated with images. That's not news. What is new is our relationship as observing people with this overdose of images.
Saturation is a fact. Not so much in sensory perception of so many images, we can do something with our eyes. The saturation shows itself especially in the loss of our critical attitude towards the content of the image we are looking at. The sheer amount and the fleeting speed of the images that our eyes have to process hinder our image-critical attitude.
During the image workshop, we investigate how it is that some images escape the dance of mass evaporation. Is the 'visual art' a guide to guide us through the labyrinth towards answers? When does someone become a 'visual artist'? As a visual artist, do I have to add images and if so, what requirements do I set for my image? Do I cut off my ear and start eating paint? No, don't... We'll see that the answers are waiting somewhere else.
Starting from well-known images from art history with an iconic value, we look for the effect of an artistic force on those images. And then look at how we can use that artistic power in our own practice as a visual artist.
max. 12 participants
Who is the coach?
Steven Fillet is a draftsman, painter and visual artist. A man who does not like compromise but goes straight for the image and is always looking for the power of visual language.
“Steven Fillet is a conscious nature person who lives on the cadence of the seasons and connects art production to it that plays like a beautiful echo with the quoted reality.”
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