The Baltic, ‘Space To Think’: Marine Hugonnier
‘Space To Think’ is a series of adult workshops open to the public commissioned by the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art in Newcastle. These workshops, on Sunday afternoons, are open to anyone (16+) interested in art and / or philosophy. They are a relaxed, inclusive space to think together and don’t require any expert knowledge or experience to get involved.
The second workshop explored the notion of narrative using the film work of Marine Hugonnier.
“Nature doesn’t tell stories” begins Hugonnier’s film – or does it? What is a story? How can we recognise one? Why are stories so important? What is the relationship between stories and art? Is art without stories possible?”
In each of these workshops we explore the possibilities of making abstract ideas more concrete using the artworks in front of us. To help the group come to a richer understanding of the contested concepts and questions under discussion, participants are invited to share specific things that they observe in the artworks and from there we draw out insights accessible (though rarely accepted) by everyone.