Joseph Beuys passionately believed that every person has the potential to be an artist – this idea is very valuable from the perspective of Interactive Art, and also community-building.
His approach was to break art away from ‘heroic’ subjects, and at the same time to render the process of making art a ‘heroic’ and grounding act.
Discipline with technical aspects, and freedom of thought with creative aspects.
His shamanism-inspired desire to remind us of the importance of the ’emotional human’ – “our vision of the world must be extended to encompass all the invisible energies with which we have lost contact.” – resonates with the goal of my work that is can act as a gateway for feelings and emotions between the audience and the natural environment.
Beuys was extremely interested in Rudolf Steiner, and this is a body of work I would like to become more familiar with.