Inquiry from art and from philosophy

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I loved this video that shows the work of Sheila Hicks because it approaches inquiry, a concept which I loved studying and working in courses/papers In her case, it represents the nature of textile materials The video is below, here are some phrases

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I have no prejudices with materials, the more adaptable they are, the more I like them So I walk through the streets, exploring what am I going to be able to take, and with what I’ll be able to do it

I use materials with potential, but with no ability

I took this from a course ofContemporary Art at the MoMA in Coursera, in which there was a unit about materials, which also includedNeri Oxman, and which allows us to understand the relationship between materials (exploration and mastering of them) and an artistic work

Pile of inquiry (Sheila Hicks). Vía

In this video you can see how she builds her “pilars of inquiry” and hangs them from the roof I loved the concept of that work because it shows how thought works, the movement of asking questions, of exploring and researching Regarding information and networks, this is important because it divided the mere exchange of opinions from the construction of knowledge

Sheila asks herself about this “pillar” of inquiry: “is like searching for something, looking and asking myself what’s up there, if I can come up”. She adds, the pillar of inquiry is open, which also transmits this condition for thinking If I go beyond that roof, will be allowed to go up?

Contemporary artists use their experience as part of their work of art Their feelings and emotions are related to the materials theu choose They play with materials and crate unique objects

Some of my research make a connection betwen inquiry and communicative spaces [In this post I tell more about Connected Inquiry “Pensar en Red”]

Therefore,and following Matthew Lipman’s and John Dewey’s philosophythat inquiry follows a movement, a configuration according to how networks define a social configuration, and therefore, educational practice

Also, in english “inquiry” can be used for speaking (making questions) as for research This is what inspires Lipman to think in the community of inquiry as a framework for teaching philosophy Is an attitude from which you are open to knowledge, to a search for reflection and meaning

What Sheila Hicks proposes is different Through certain materiales, inquiry does not follow a direction, but it “falls” in an uncontrolled manner What she wants to show, actually, is that there is no wat to control the weight and texture of materials That pille falls as the material decides

I found this very interesting, and I think that sharing work of art, videos like these, adds a lot for courses and presentations that maybe find limitation in speech

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