Lets start the conversation…What is interdisciplinary art?
Should we be describing “interdisciplinary” as being non-sepcialised? Our art and design course allows us to learn a multitude of disciplines, however we don’t have to use them all to create our art. We are persuaded into practising different methods of art to discover new ways of thinking, we can incorporate practises that we choose to be disciplined in, so we can become specialised.
Words to describe interdisciplinary:
exploration of techniques
manipulation of materials
Interdisciplinary thinking started during the Russian Revolution:
“Introduction: Made in Moscow”
“Woven into – and by – this laboratory of a city is constructivism, the most ground-breaking development in the visual arts in the Soviet Union in the decade or so following the October revolution of 1917. Like the ever-shifting terrain of which it develops, Constructivism is similarly driven by a ruling passion for experimentation. Over the course of the early 1920s. it puts on the laboratory table one problem after another – composition, construction, excess, faktura, tectonics, economy, modularity, purpose, structure, function, production, process, the object, and, most fundamentally of all, the artist’s right to exist- as if each of these problems were a metal from which an as-yet-unknown substance could be extracted.”
Gough, M (2005) The Artist As Producer Russian Constructivism in Revolution, University of California Press
Wiki search on “Faktura”:
The concept of faktura (Russian: фактура) is associated with Russian Constructivism. In the period after the Russian Revolution, new definitions of art had to be found, such as the definition of art objects as “laboratory experiments”. “Fakture” was the single most important quality of these art objects, according to the critic Victor Shklovsky, referring to the material aspect of the surface. The surface of the object had to demonstrate how it had been made, exhibiting its own distinct property.
Faktura-The visual demonstration of properties inherent [[to materials.
-Example: Corner Counter Relief – Vladimir Tatlin, 1915
Conversation started by Stephanie Bryant