January 22nd, 2010


Pupparatjik workshop

pupparatjik - workshop with Ute Meta Bauer and Magne Furuholmen
Trondheim Academy of Fine Art - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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The creations:

On Wednesday, Appararjik.com was taken over by pupparatjiks. Images and videos from the workshop have been constantly added since then on this page:


If you go to the site now, there are spaces to add your comments to the different workshop creations. I believe this is meant to be part of the exercise for the course, for the students to present their puppets and animations online and see what kind of feedback they get. Collaboration seems to be key throughout, so we're not just supposed to see the stuff but also to respond in some way.

You can tell from some of the videos that the group had fun and worked together in multiple 'constellations' and used an assortment of tools, materials and technology as the basis for their creations. It's surprising what a variety and volume of output a small group of people could produce in two days using such disconnected, antiquated, obsolete, random items. And it's very cool to see the extent to which the students delved into the concepts defined at the outset of the course. These 'tjiks sure are creative!

I haven't had a chance to look at everything yet, but will check it out tonight and try to offer some kind of response to as many creations as possible. In many cases I have no idea what I am supposed to get out of it, so that makes it rather hard to be constructive in my comments. But hopefully the students will appreciate that someone took the time to look at each thing and consider it thoughtfully, even if their conclusions may not be anything like what was intended. Or maybe they would value comments like that even more because multiple interpretations can mean success in this context.

It would be great if other people also joined in, since they seem to really want to know what the reaction is.

Thanks to a-ha-live.com for first posting this information.