Jessica Gnyp’s project investigates how through art we can deepen our knowledge of pedagogy, and how through pedagogy we think about making art. This involves looking at sites of alternative education where risk taking is encouraged, such as urban farms, gardens, adventure playgrounds, and architecture and landscape architecture designs in Berlin. Research activities include walking in particular parks and neighbourhoods of the city, as well as consulting archives and visiting museums. This exploration informs sculptures and photographs that deal with the materiality of digital photography by utilizing digital printing technologies and altering photographic printing paper. This research and artwork will form the basis for a university-level seminar course on contemporary artistic approaches to photography and experimental pedagogy.
This residency is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.