Jonathan Baxter will introduce the work of DUO (Dundee Urban Orchard), a city-wide art and horticulture project established in 2013. Through the metaphor of an orchard Jonathan will explore key themes within socially engaged art including the tension between participation and provocation, the relationship between symbolic and actual practice, and the different evaluative criteria for what constitutes success.
The talk will be informative, informal and participatory.
Artist biography: Jonathan Baxter is an artist and … He works across disciplines – both art and non-art related – uses psychoanalytic methodologies and performative practices to variously open up, challenge and propose … what is. Jonathan has a prior commitment to social, environmental and economic justice. He is currently undertaking research entitled, Performing the Broken Middle: Socially Engaged Art and Its Shadow.