Shift/Work Unlearning 29/5/14

Shift/Work is a research project jointly developed by Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop that has run since 2011. Setting out to examine and reconfigure comprehensive workshop-based approaches to artistic production that are theoretically informed, practical and participatory. Shift/Work facilitates new experiential knowledge, practices and tools for artists and art educators to adapt and implement.

Shift/Work: Unlearning targets the rapidly expanding international audience for contemporary art education: specifically, artists, educators and curators. It will focus on current discourses and practices that engage with the values of unlearning, deschooling, improvisation and amateurism.

Day 1 : Wednesday 28th May

12:00-13:00 Shift/Workers Arrive

13:00-14:00 Crille Lampa Talk | http://www.crillelampa.se


14:00-15:00 Sean Kaye, half of Leeds United, will talk on the Leeds College of Art Foundation Course http://www.leeds-united.org.uk


15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-16:00 Neil Mulholland & Dan Brown on Shift/Work and unlearning schedule

17:00 Group discussion of unlearning based on the themes that emerge from the talks

Day 2 : Thursday 29th May

10:330-12:30 Shift/Workers allocated into a group (RED & GREEN) and move off into separate studios. Each group works with one Shift/Supervisor (RED Sean, GREEN Crille) and one observer (RED Jake, GREEN Neil). Dan will act as go-between the two groups.

– Further discussion of unlearning in relation to workshop design. Discussion steered by Shift/Supervisor, notes taken by observer.

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Each group designs a day long workshop based on their discussions. 2 hour session in the morning, 2 hour session in the afternoon. Workshop plan finalised and printed in preparation to run in the same studios the following day.

16:00 Whole group meet. Any instructions that need to be issued will be issued at this point.

16:30 Dan, Neil, Jake, Crille and Sean meeting.

Day 3 : Friday 30th May

10:30-12:30 Groups rotate studios to take part in the first two hours of their workshop.

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Groups take part in the second part of the two hour workshop.

15:30 All reconvene to discuss the day’s events. Drinks. FIN