Art in the Environment

Because it is not certain when or where human beings first began to question the impacts of their behaviour within an environment we must first recognise that what is important is the questioning itself, and secondly understand that art in the environment differs strongly from the fine art that we socially accept as pure. The Art and the environment elective, for me was a reminder that not all art works need a frame and further more re-enforced the belief that the ‘message’ behind the work does not have to be a visual one but more so because it has its own environment it holds a stronger ‘A piori’ for the visitor, i.e. it is art as a visual and spatial reasoning rather than solely visual. This and more I hope to discuss in my report of events during the art and the environment class, in which I constructed an artwork based on my impressions of Ardmore point and its impact on the visitor.

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