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PNTG Seminar 4102, "Colouring": September 14, Missing Purple

Lygia Pape, 'Roda dos Prazeres' [Wheel of Pleasures], 1967

Lygia Pape was an avant-garde Brazilian artist who came to public attention in the 1960's, working alongside Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica. She made ephemeral, sculptural, video and performance works that addressed contemporary life in Brazil and the initially optimistic political life of Brazil and the eventual dictatorship. 'Wheel of Pleasure' consist of bowls of coloured liquid that the viewer is invited to try. Apparently, Pape once told a journalist that the most radical act would be to have one of the bowls contain poison.

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Reading Discussion

The UceLi String Quartet plays to a sold out house (2,292 seats) of potted plants during the 2020 pandemic, Barcelona's Gran Teatre


Everyone: Each week you are asked to prepare all of the readings for discussion. This preparation will include

i) reading each text as least once, ideally twice

ii) noting any vocabulary, concepts or passages that you find opaque or hard to understand; bring these questions to the discussion

iii) noting any passages that resonate with ideas you've come across before or which have connections to material we've discussed in class already,

iv) noting any passages/ideas that resonate with your personal/studio experiences


Student Facilitator: For the week you are facilitating the reading discussion you are asked to

i) open the discussion of each reading with a short precis about the text that briefly outlines the main points/ideas of the reading

ii) prepare three questions for the group to consider, for each of the three readings (ie reading 1, three questions, reading 2, three questions)

iii) 'facilitate' the conversation by considering links between people's comments (and articulating these links if that hasn't happened organically), asking people to further articulate their ideas if necessary, asking for comments on specific aspects of the text etc

iv) you are most welcome to bring images or other resources to share with the group


A History of Colour and Painting

Periwinkly, the Colour of Poison, Modernism and Dusk