Carousel: Ruination & Reconnection

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    Abstract

    This paper reflects on the author’s experiences of a residency in Gyumri, Armenia, during the research and relationship-building phase of #3CityLink. In particular it focuses on an artwork entitled Carousel made in response to this context. Through a series of participatory interventions mirroring one another across geographically disparate communities Carousel references faulty, and disrupted technological systems of communication to critique the interrupted and disrupted aspects of social relationships. Drawing on Bruno Latour’s Actor Network Theory, the author challenges notions of the self-preserving system and examines the potential for translocal, dialogic art practices to create new forms of conversation and engender meaningful work. These findings are mapped back on to the #3CityLink project
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015
    EventTenth International Conference on The Arts in Society: The Work of Art in the Age of Networked Society - Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 22 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceTenth International Conference on The Arts in Society
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period22/07/1524/07/15

    Bibliographical note

    Carousel: Ruination & Reconnection, is a solo authored conference paper that was presented at the Tenth International Conference on The Arts in Society: The Work of Art in the Age of Networked Society, at Imperial College, London, UK 22-24th July 2015. The paper reflected on the authors experiences during her participation in the Armenian Art Centre of Social Studies (ACOSS) Summer International Art/Research residency, (August 18th- 30th 2014 please see: http://www.acoss.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=42&Itemid=100&limitstart=7 ) and mapped these back on to the #3 City Link project.

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    Ball, J. (2015). Carousel: Ruination & Reconnection. Paper presented at Tenth International Conference on The Arts in Society, London, United Kingdom.