It also contributes to the current debate on the efficacy of art beyond its commodity value. The research seeks prints’ social value and a way for the individual practitioner to ethically position them self in relation to their own creativity and to a wider, collaborative audience.
Drawing on worldwide historical and current case studies,from the Indian Indpendence movement, the Swedish Konstfrämjandet and Art for the People movement , to the Situationists’ legacy and current print-activists help to evaluate of a range of pictorial strategies.
Concepts such as paradigmatic particularity, politi-kitsch, alienation, empathetic connection, relational aesthetics and ethno-mimesis inform the practice-based research. This consists of: identifying objectives, instigating preparatory activities, organising public engagement, writing and crossdisciplinary dissemination, and embedding the knowledge gained in a personal practice.