November 5th, 2008
Kay Renner, Gallery Assistant–My station with the children was the Water Court, where we explored different ideas of the term “movement.” We observed movement in the visual sense, discussing how architecture, structure of a space, and objects can visually move you around the setting you are placed in. We then discussed the physical elements within the Water Court that were in action: the water, the leaves on the trees, and the fellow classmates. Someone also realized the the circular indentions within Ando’s concrete design creates a movement around the space.
After having a dialogue about movement, the students then got to apply it as an art form. Creating lines, drawings that expressed the feeling of movement they were surrounded in, they transformed these drawings into lyrical, dynamic poses with their bodies. By articulating movement in a drawing as well as a lyrical, physical form opens the possibilities of how to express the idea of movement in tems of art. By discussing it beforehand helps to understand and communicate through language different ideas of movement and then by having the project after helps young artists to create and form their own opinion of movement and how to express it in a unique
I think the visit from the school was very insightful and a great opportunity to explore the Pulitzer philosophy; it was excellent to utilize the space the Pulitzer has and to explore and personally experience the space for themselves. Having a dialogue and the option to form personal opinions is something unique and insightful for young visitors.