SONIC YOUTH WORKSHOP
FEB 9 – APR 29 2010
Based on an experiential visit, pupils will be immersed in the multidisciplinary environment of the band Sonic Youth and the American counter-culture of the 1980s. The exhibition, which focuses on the rebel attitude of a group of creators who questioned the dominant cultural practices of their day, provides an ideal framework for pupils to use their own experience to analyse the numerous interpretations of the pieces on display. In the second part of the session, pupils will take part in a CA2M creative workshop based on the strategies analysed during the visit.
Throughout the visit-workshop, which will encourage new ways of interacting with and appreciating art, pupils will test their critical viewing and discussion skills.
The experience and subsequent detailed analysis will provide the basis for viewing the exhibition. Through discussion and analysis, we will reflect on how individuals relate to their environment and the importance of developing critical attitudes to the world around us.
Using their own musical, cultural and identity references and influences, as well as the combination of image, text and music from conceptual premises, pupils will engage in a workshop activity. There will be a particular emphasis on pupils’ creative capacity and prior motivations, employing creative processes developed by the artists featured in the exhibition.
TOPICS RELATED TO THE ACTIVITY
Philosophy, Sciences for the Contemporary World, Audiovisual Communication, Visual Arts, Music, Performance Arts and Art History
Educational programme 2009 - 2010