An introduction the concept of “Artology”
Art.Ology Communique 1: 2.4.2022
art (n) : something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings
ology/ol· o· gy : a branch of knowledge
art/ol· o· gy: the study and documentation of something created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings
An Artologist seek to draw connections and gather data that can be applied across practices. An artist and scientist find great joy in observing the artifact. In this practice data is accessible, participatory and traditionally suggestive.
This emerging field of Art.ology we find people engaged in ecological arts, community cultural development, theory, entertainment and education. Practices born of necessity to confront the impacts of the climate emergency. For decades eco and social practice artists have collaborated with scientists, seeking to establish a common language. This field is one of the many organic roots, branches, natural outgrowths.
For example researchers indicated that there is a measurable connection between the energy of eurythmic dancing and plants.
A New Journey
Art.ology: Story Vessels is an experimental project that illustrates the relationships between specific paintings, artifacts recovered in an archeological pit, and the viewer. The artifacts become batteries, the paintings morph into portals.
This project began by accident over the pandemic. Blessed with a yard, it was time to build my backyard back better. One day I unearthed a root beer syrup bottle from the 1930’s. As I dug I found more curious objects.
(to be continued)