the 'could we should we' project
WHAT IF IT GOES WRONG?
We as artists must challenge peoples thinking, in this project we are highlighting the ethics in science. Should we as citizens allow scientists to use genetic modification on human beings and as artists how can we bring this issue to peoples attention through artworks?
STEP ONE - IDEA GENERATION
- TASK A: IN A GROUP OF 3-4 PEOPLE YOU HAVE 20 MINUTES TO CREATE A MIND MAP OF ALL THE ANIMALS THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY THINK OF.
- TASK B: NEXT TO EACH ANIMAL WRITE THE MOST OBVIOUS CHARACTERISTICS OF THAT ANIMAL FOR EXAMPLE CHEETAH - SPEED -SPOTS (SEE ABOVE FOR OTHER EXAMPLES).
STEP TWO - COLLECT SOURCE IMAGES
CHOOSE 1 or 2 ANIMALS THAT COULD BE THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR HUMAN GMO CERAMIC BUST AND COLLECT AS MANY SOURCE IMAGES AS YOU CAN THAT CAN HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR IDEA.
STEP THREE - CONCEPTUAL DRAWINGS
STEp Four - making armature
Step FIVE - build bust using slab, score, slip and coil technique
Step six - add detail
This is an image of what the busts look like when they have been fired in our kiln.
THE COULD WE SHOULD WE PROJET
ARTICLES / NEWS CLIPS (STUDENT EXAMPLES)
THE FOLLOWING WORK WAS CREATED IN SCIENCE WITH MS. SOLTYSIAK SHOWING THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF GMO'S BUT ALSO QUESTIONING THE ETHICS OF IT. IT'S VERY INTERESTING.