Didactic Revolvers

KCC ArtCorps

“Didactic Revolvers” is a collaboration by Vicki VanAmeyden and ten Kellogg Community College students. In conjunction with a Museum Field Study course, “Didactic Revolvers” is a visual record of our shared experience of Art in the Midwest. It is a journey creating a art work that eclipses the work of art itself. We visit art museums to be entertained, transported, enlightened. The anti-aesthetic, didactic information—gallery tags, artist and curatorial statements, interpretive text—helps us to locate meaning, link us to social and cultural context. This information also has the power to engage memory and imagination. Consider the mention of “Stonehenge” or “Mona Lisa”. The multilayered imagery in “Didactic Revolvers” allows for alternative readings as the viewer moves, as the images shift and spin freely. The semi-transparent material traces the fog of history, memory, creativity and intuition—sensations that never return the same way twice. Project funded by KCC Foundation.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: variable