Thursday, April 9, 2009

Harrell Fletcher

Born in Santa Maria, California 1967
Lives and works in Portland, Oregon
Studied at San Francisco Art Institute (B.F.A., 1990) and California College of Arts and Crafts, (M.F.A., 1994)
For over ten years Fletcher has worked collaboratively and individually on interdisciplinary, site-specific projects exploring the dynamics of
social spaces and communities. Along with this work he has developed a series of more personal and idiosyncratic pieces that take various forms - drawings, prints, writings, events, videos, and sculptural pieces.
 Fletcher embraces socialist ideas about the way we could live. He chooses to focus on subject matters that contains a participatory element or activist mentality. Relational aesthetics is a term used to describe works that are collective activities or art about social relationships. And engagement is at the core of relational aesthetics, and as Fletcher has said, it is "a requirement" for pieces to be successful.

The learning to love you more website requests the submission of life stories to learn about strangers and neighbors. The title of Learning to Love You More is meant that the love between the participants exists prior the assignments being posted.  So its the "love" that drives the assignments in which creative actions take place, and communities organize together.

Assignment #9
Draw a constellation from someone's freckles.
Connect a series of freckles, moles and/or birthmarks on someone's body using a ball point pen. The shape that is formed can be abstract or representational. Draw this on someone else, not yourself.
Every submission must include the following: NAME (as you'd like it to appear on the website) and LOCATION (where you are from). Submissions missing these details will not be posted.

D O C U M E N T A T I O N >
Take a close up picture of the freckle constellation you have drawn. Make sure the picture is in focus. Use the name of the person that you did the drawing on as the title for your piece, for example "Mandy's Arm Constellation." When you accept the assignment, please be sure to include your name and where you live.
Send us your work using either our UPLOAD PAGE or via emailEMAIL .

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