Monday, March 16, 2009

Apple workshop

Today I gave a workshop to design students at RMIT. Before heading to Melbourne Meg, Z and I picked apples at the local library, where nearly ten years ago I planted 18 Fujis as part of a public work (which included public food and poetry). I introduced the students to the methods of WorkmanJones' practice and how we use chance and one prop, word or idea to propel our work on a given day. At the end of the workshop, after introducing the gleaned Fujis to corporatised public space – materially, architectually and as disruption – the students ceremoniously destroyed the remaining apples by throwing them at a wall. After a day in the city the destruction of such precious and nutritious life was somehow apt.

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