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Posts tagged ‘cultural memory’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Words, Skin

16 April 2019 

“I have so many words–“chink” words and :gook” words, too–that they do not fit on my skin.” — from The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston. 

Make art about the words you have, the words imprinted on your skin. 

words on skin

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Blood

18 February 2019 

There is blood, there, he says
                    Blood here too, down here, she says
                    Only blood, the Blood Mother sings – Juan Felipe Herrera
Make art about what the blood remembers. 
blood

Daily Prompt Love <3 Land, Memory

8 February 2019

Make art about what the land remembers. 

tree

Daily Prompt Love <3 Cultural Landscape

Geographer Otto Schlüter is credited with having first formally used “cultural landscape” as an academic term in the early 20th century. He defined two forms of landscape: the Urlandschaft (transl. original landscape) or landscape that existed before major human induced changes and the Kulturlandschaft (transl. ‘cultural landscape’) a landscape created by human culture. The major task of geography was to trace the changes in these two landscapes.

It was Carl O. Sauer, a human geographer, who was probably the most influential in promoting and developing the idea of cultural landscapes. Sauer was determined to stress the agency of culture as a force in shaping the visible features of the Earth’s surface in delimited areas. Within his definition, the physical environment retains a central significance, as the medium with and through which human cultures act. His classic definition of a ‘cultural landscape’ reads as follows:

“The cultural landscape is fashioned from a natural landscape by a cultural group. Culture is the agent, the natural area is the medium, the cultural landscape is the result.”

A 2006 academic review of the combined efforts of the World Heritage Committee, multiple specialists around the world, and nations to update and apply the concept of ‘cultural landscapes’, observed and concluded that:

“Although the concept of landscape has been unhooked for some time from its original art associations … there is still a dominant view of landscapes as an inscribed surface, akin to a map or a text, from which cultural meaning and social forms can simply be read.”

Make art about a cultural landscape, on reading cultural meaning in the shaping of land.

cultural landscape

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Diaspora In the Blood

13 January 2018

Thinking a lot about the ancestors, about how my DNA report reads like a mini United Nations, about the courage and desperation and desire they must have felt, possessed, to leave their homelands, from eleven different regions of the globe, leaving all they knew, for all kinds of reasons, some forced and others willing, escaping starvation, violence, but all without any idea of what lay before them.

Did they all know they would never go home again? What will it must have taken to survive. Do I carry that same strength of will? Do I honor what it took, what they went through. with my own life? A life I owe them? 

Make art about who dances in your blood. 

DNA me

Daily Prompt Love <3 Hands, Remember

12 January 2018

Muscle memory has been used synonymously with motor learning, which is a form of procedural memory that involves consolidating a specific motor task into memory through repetition. When a movement is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created for that task, eventually allowing it to be performed without conscious effort. This process decreases the need for attention and creates maximum efficiency within the motor and memory systems….”-Wikipedia

Make art about what your hands remember. 

hands

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 11 New Prompts!

21 September 2017

Make art about redefining what home means.

home

22 September 2017

Make art about building or tearing down fences.

fences

23 September 2017

Make art about the power of repetition.

repetition

24 September 2017

Make art about genetic memory.

genetic memory

25 September 2017

Make art about your last encounter with an angel.

angel

26 September 2017

Make art about dissent.

dissent

27 September 2017

Make art about healing touch.

healing touch

28 September 2017

Make art about that neighbor.

neighbor

29 September 2017

Make art about responding to hate with unity and grace.

no hate

30 September 2017

Make art about what’s present in the absence.

absence

1 October 2017

Make art about stepping away.

stepping away

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