Artaxis Conversations 2018 took place from 11 AM until 9 PM (EST) on Tuesday October 9th, during National Clay Week. On Artaxis’ Facebook page, we released 47 video talks in batches of 4 – 7 presentations, each grouping was then followed by a short, but live-streamed, Q & A session with one of the group’s presenters. The full schedule and all of the videos are posted below.
National Clay Week is a celebration to unite those invested in the knowledge, exploration, and experience of clay. Follow events on social media using the hashtag #nationalclayweek.
The theme of this year’s National Clay Week is “Industry” and Artaxis is interested in presenting a broad point of view on what this means. But what does “industry” mean? The word alone conjures images of Karl Marx and soot covered factory workers: Capitalists against the Proletariat. Indeed, invocation of the word carries with it the baggage of all manufacture since the onset of the industrial revolution, and this vision has largely dominated the social perception of “Industry.” Historically, the definition of industry originated with the individual, in the idea of the skillful, the clever and ingenious, and in the notion of hard work. And what Industry may mean in the future is only now emerging.
Del Harrow lectureDel Harrow is one of the leaders in new technologies within the ceramics field, and on October 4, 2018, he lectured at Illinois Wesleyan University as part of the Anthony E Stellaccio Visiting Artist & Lecture Series. As part of Artaxis Conversations, this lecture was re-recorded for the internet by the artist, exclusively for Artaxis. It was presented on the Artaxis Facebook page by our International Coordinator, Anthony Stellaccio, on October 8, and will also be included on our YouTube channel and here on the Artaxis Conversations webpage.
** To see each playlist, click the icon with three short horizontal lines in the upper left-hand corner of each YouTube video
11am – 12pm EST
Adam Welch’s live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
Adam Chau’s live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
Matt Mitros’ live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
Adam Field’s live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
3pm – 4pm EST
Mac Mcusker’s live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
Morel Doucet’s live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
Patsy Cox’s live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
6pm – 7pm EST
Stephanie Lanter’s live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
Anthony Stellacio’s live-stream video response from Oct. 9th
Anthony Stellaccio interviews Wendy Gers