the ability to respond

test
2-bambino-al-po
3-cane-e-calze
4-bosco-ramo-torto
5-pietra
6-uomo-dorme-biblioteca
7-erba-in-luce
8-ritratto-restauratore
9-bosco-sicilia
10-giulio
11-nebbia
12-foglie
13-ghiaccio
14-tempio
15-bosco-assisi
16-manuela
17-albero-storto
18-orizzonte-curvo
23-vasche-astronomia
19-sedia
20-lama
21-pozza
22-albero-nepal
27-spine
24-cane
25-radice
26-cristo-mani-alzate
29-tata
28-stagno
31-corde-nel-bosco
30-lama-controluce
32-coppia-di-alberi

 

 

extract from lecture performance

@ Joint Research Center, European Commission, March 2016

writing and reading by David Waltner-Toews (pdf)

slide show of photographs from the series alla terra

As the artist Cyrilla Mozenter has written regarding Volker Harlan’s conversations with Joseph Beuys, the word aesthetic can be understood as the opposite of anesthetic or numbness: then the artist and the art process have to do with aliveness. In Harlan’s words: art making “links…to responsibility not as a moral imperative, but to response-ability, or the ability to respond”.

Art making and fruition can emotionally, intuitively and cognitively encourage the capacity to locally and contingently embrace change and complexity, while creatively adapting to them as they unfold.

Photography and poetry can be considered as generating quality evidence related to the experience of place, and integrating it. Good policy can emerge where scientific generalizations meet place based quotidian life.