Margarida has been working on a creative plan for us to work from, she is calling it the Plural Creativity Model, it is 'a plan where consensus is not forced but attained by achieving a mutual complimentary attitude from the people involved, where plurality and diversity prevail in beauty and harmony. The plural creativity system looks at one idea, one starting point, and allows it to be worked from different perspectives within the same approach. Each standpoint will analyse, explore and question the idea, creating work that will converge with the others to become part of a single presentation. This system permits divergent ideas exist together to communicate, reach and function as one. It is the celebration of difference.'
Using this method all artists will be looking at the following theme, ‘the human senses come together constantly to make meaning out of the different external stimuli. The body is wholly and we rely on it, as reality comes from the way the senses perceive the different stimuli. Experiencing an activity in a pre-existing reality may then make impossible to assume that more can convey from it, as I find that the body relies on assumptions and memories to react. I question how much sensitivity can be taken to its most basic form. A video by Artur Zmijewski , Blindly 2010 ,broke the balance between the nature of drawing, a visual experience, as it became tactile when blind people drew their reality, inner perspective, on paper. A new possibility came forward; the possibility to embrace what sensation really expresses, as if there was an opportunity to perceive one stimuli in its most basic and simple form, allowing all the preconceived ideas (example, smells that we already know) to fade and explore the essence of one stimuli. I believe that when the individual experiences one cup of tea is less able to be open to experience it again in the future with the same curiosity.’
The senses is a theme I have explored in my work before, making visual art that has to be looked at with the hands and I am really excited to explore this from a different angle in collaboration with other artists and across disciplines.