Labour, work and play: action in fine art practice

Maycroft, Neil (2005) Labour, work and play: action in fine art practice. In: The Labour of Art. Lincoln, The Beehive Press, pp. 58-68. ISBN 1860501990

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Labour, work and play: action in fine art practice
This was first published as ‘Labour, work and play: action in fine art practice’ in The Labour of Art. Lincoln, The Beehive Press 2005.
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Abstract

These notes draw particularly on the ideas of Daniel Willis, as expressed in his book The Emerald City and Other Essays on the Architectural Imagination, (Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 1999), concerning the nature of different productive and unproductive forms of activity. Specifically, the demarcation of such activities in terms of the categories of labour and work are used as a basis for interrogating some forms of creative practice. One particular characteristic of both labour and work is found in its objective and subjective organization of time. These notes question those practitioners who produce ‘works’ of art by the means of labouring productive action, including its particular organization of time.

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Additional Information:These notes draw particularly on the ideas of Daniel Willis, as expressed in his book The Emerald City and Other Essays on the Architectural Imagination, (Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 1999), concerning the nature of different productive and unproductive forms of activity. Specifically, the demarcation of such activities in terms of the categories of labour and work are used as a basis for interrogating some forms of creative practice. One particular characteristic of both labour and work is found in its objective and subjective organization of time. These notes question those practitioners who produce ‘works’ of art by the means of labouring productive action, including its particular organization of time.
Keywords:Labour, Work, Play, Creative practice, Action, maycroft498
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:2065
Deposited By: Neil Maycroft
Deposited On:18 Nov 2009 12:38
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:33

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