MHS – Post-Modernism Participation Piece

MHS Fine Arts teacher, Mrs. Julia Mooney, shared with us news of her students’ unique and participatory project:

Moorestown AP Art History students are working hard after the AP test.  Recently they came together to complete a collaborative audience participation piece as part of their final unit in Post Modernism.  They made visuals of social issues they wanted “gone” and glued them together into a patchwork style 4’X2’ board.  They then invited peers to throw paint filled water balloons at the piece to help “destroy” those issues.  In this way, students engaged in the contemporary trend of symbolic destruction and audience participation.  In exchange for a balloon, participants had to write suggestions for a positive solution for the future.  These suggestions were included on the “horizon”, which students later turned into the second half of the artwork. “This project created an open dialogue for people to discuss the injustices they see in the world today,” one Moorestown High School junior said.

For more information see the article on The Moorestown Patch: Click Here

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You can read more about the project in this article from the Moorestown Patch