José Miguel González Casanova Founder/Coordinating
We started the Seminario Medios Multiples in 2003 with the following objectives: generate interdisciplinary theoretical-practical research around public art; look for new circulation and reading channels; create chains of art and education in which the academy is integrated into life. In this way, the students are at the same time masters, just as the public becomes the creator.
The Seminar is proposed as an educational project that considers that learning art occurs in the generation of common experiences, in which artists and specific audiences are integrated. The knowledge of art is given in the experience; his learning is the result of his direct experience, which functions as a knowledge tool when it operates effectively in a specific reality. In these shared aesthetic experiences, generated by the participants of this project, the fields of education and art, both among us, are broadened and interconnected, as well as in the relationship with the publics that each work poses. In the Seminar each student is a young artist, with a serious project and coherent with the context in which it is made and the audience with whom he talks. Each one teaches to learn. Most of the works are focused on the search for the opening of art circulation spaces, and the participation of the public in the execution of the work.
We start from the following premises:
– The meaning of art comes from the reading made by certain spectators. On the one hand, it involves the production of signs, and on the other hand, the generation of circulation channels that allow possible readings.
– The knowledge of art is given in the experience. Learning is the result of direct experience, which functions as a knowledge tool when it operates effectively in a specific reality, in the subjective and intersubjective consciences and wills.
– The possibilities of dialogue with these realities occur on many levels and in multiple ways, so that the work operates better in an interdisciplinary way: in the open field, the land of everyone and anyone else, which favors the creation of communication channels and the expansion of publics.