A blog about the development of our A/Artist project
At Mediamatic we're learning how to make a platform for neurodiverse artists and designers. We'll be focusing on individuals on the ASS (Autism) and ADD spectrum. How can we better value the contributions that makers on "the spectrum" make and how can we better support them/us?
Using autism to imagine alternative worlds
A/Artist discussion round with research duo Liminal Vision
Liminal Vision is a creative research duo consisting of artistic maker Victor Evink and film maker Emilia Tapprest. Victor is open about his autism diagnosis, while Emilia is not on the spectrum. Together, they have developed a collaborative world building practice, which means they imagine…
Can an Artwork be Autistic?
Using keywords to identify autistic characteristics in artworks
Repetition, extreme consistency, radical truth, cataloging, systematising, questioning, over- and understimulation. All of these words are part of a list the A/Artist team brainstormed last year with the intention of collecting words that could be used to identify “autistic artworks“. What does…
Processing Stimuli through Drawings
A/artist discussion about art, self-perception and inclusion
Visual artist Ida (name changed for privacy) gave a presentation about her work and her artistic process. Ida's work consists of drawings of impressions from her daily runs, which she constructs using a structured and meticulous method. The artist noted that she would classify her work as autistic
Discussing Art, Autism and Subsidies
How can art funds become more accessible for neurodiverse applicants?
On Monday the 28th of February artists from the Mediamatic network gathered to discuss the topic of art and autism for the first time since last summer. The evening started with artist Laura (name changed for privacy) presenting her research project about the accessibility of subsidies and funds…
The artistic/autistic: The work of Bruce Nauman
Bruce Nauman once famously said: “If I was an artist, and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art.” Living a retreated life on his ranch in New Mexico, Nauman’s work has constantly stretched the definitions of art and ideas of what art can be. As a result, his work…