« wapping abstract | Main | good energy »

Comments

Gill

Your last two sentences give a fairly accurate description of what my father did as Precentor at Coventry Cathedral in the 60s. Using and savouring the old treasures ... but subverting the old restrictive traditions to give vital relevance in a new era.

julie

creativity and playfulness are at the heart of worship curation i think - those and the art of graceful subversion - curators craft spaces where submission to graceful subversion by the Holy Spirit can happen - that is what brings newness and life - bringing the possible into being - what strikes me most through your writing is the way it draws to my mind the amazing picture of Aslan in the Magician's Nephew where as Lord of Creation, in the space that is darkness, he sings into being all of creation simply by naming each element in his song, by naming what it can be/become - and then it does ! - your series has really made me think about how the art of curation itself can create spaces through which transformation and newness comes simply by drawing our minds and hearts to name the work of the Spirit within ourselves, to find the resonance - in doing that we are changed and made new

i have been thinking for a long time about what the art of crafting those kinds of spaces means - bigstuff was formed as a collective to explore that art in all sorts of contexts - we chose to be freelance so we had the freedom to create spaces and continue our explorations uninhibited - but we have equal and positive high regard for those that manage to work from within traditional structures

a lot of the style of curation we try to emulate stems from the 'hands on' new galleries/museums context and culture - the curiosity and imagination movement - especially the more radical end that has tried to subvert the colonialism/imperialism that had become synonymous with galleries and museums and transform them into spaces where people can and will experience newness in some form

i really love this series jonny - am learning a lot from your reflections - it is a pretty exciting journey to be on eh ?!

paul soupiset

i'll go buy the book

nic

Credit where credit's due, I got the tip from Haroon (http://www.clickfolio.com/haroon/) I always defer to him on questions of 'Art'!

jonbirch

cracking post, jonny.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

hello

  • about jonny

    e-mail mesubscribe to rss feed

presences

  • facebook twitter pioneer flickr delicious grace proost ealing london independent photography mission community fresh expressions greenbelt vimeo chelsea

linkage

  • blog rolljonny delicious bookmarks

archives

  • typepad monthly archivesmy first blog

worship tricks

  • series 1series 2series 3series 4

    where i come across creative ideas, liturgies, movies, music tracks, service outlines or anything that strikes me, i add them as worship tricks. i started these in april 2002 when i first began blogging and they have built up over the years so that i am now on the third series. this has proved a pretty popular feature of the blog.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner