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ERIC Number: EJ988220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
TASK: Anarchy in the Artroom
Schubert, Cynthia; Van Patten, Kelda
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v111 n5 p40-41 Jan 2012
Most teenagers do not really like to be told what to do. For that matter, most adults don't either. This article discusses contemporary artist Oliver Herring's TASK, which is an opportunity for participants to bend or define the rules on their own terms. It is about choice, and, for many, it is a dream come true. TASK is controlled chaos that can be described as a public performance that builds community. TASK is an improvisational event with a simple structure and very few rules. Students often find liberation in taking control of their activities in the classroom, and experience a true sense of belonging by interacting and interpreting their classmates' ideas in their own way. TASK is an opportunity to communicate to anybody that it is possible to make something meaningful or beautiful from the mundane. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon