A creative archi-textural workshop with the title 'Exploring Collaborative Creation in Surreal Expressions: Interplay or Artwork?' will be offered on Friday Nov 20th, 2015, by Dr. Thaleia Grigoriadou (School of Artchitecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).
This workshop is going to take place at School of English Library (New Philosophy Building 3rd floor) between 18:00-20:00.
*Please do bring with you your smart phone or tablet*
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So If you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
Based on the 19th century idea of the total artwork, creative teams of people have henceforth sought to fuse theater, architecture, literature, musical composition, cinema, in an attempt to join their multiple types of expertise from the worlds of theory, philosophy and technology in a single collaborative masterpiece. Innovative expressions of the above concept also include recent uses of computer technology as a “meta-medium” that integrates all media within a single interface.
Particular originality in collaborative creation is traced back to the beginning of the 20th century where writers and artists escape from stereotypical thinking by using the unconscious to guide and unfold their imagination. In surrealistic practices, such as the Exquisite corpse, a creative team investigates nonlinear and discontinuous terms of art production: words or images are collectively assembled and each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule that the team poses or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed. However, theoretical speculation arises regarding expectations of the outcome: is this kind of experimentation an art-making or merely a playing process?
With this knowledge of past artistic practices and the assets of today’s means of expression – combining hands-on with technological practice – we will attempt to approach a new idea of the total artwork through a series of creative and collaborative activities, such as sketching, narrating, form-shaping and tweeting.
Thaleia Grigoriadou was born in Thessaloniki in 1976. She holds a Diploma in Architecture (2002) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Masters degree in Design Studies (2004) from Harvard Graduate School of Design, being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship (2003-’04). She has practiced architecture in New York City (2005) while attending musical performance classes of the Continuing Education program in New York University. She has been teaching for several years under presidential degree 407/80 in Architecture studios and theoretical courses for both Aristotle University (2008-‘14) and University of Xanthi (2006-‘08). While working as an architect in her home city, with an experience in private and public sector, she has received her PhD in Architecture (2015) presenting her exploration of the total synthesis of the arts concept through a constructivist approach. She has demonstrated her work in several architectural competitions, conferences and workshops seeking to expand her research interests as well as enrich her teaching activity.