Language of the Stones at Georgetown

Naomi H. Moniz, my dear friend, is taking my work to the classrooms of Georgetown University in Washington D.C., USA. Naomi is an Associate Professor at the university. The course, which she calls Language of Stones: Art, Science and Social Practice begins in April and will last three days: 4, 11, 18, in the afternoon of each day, open to the university’s students of any discipline.

Take a look at the course description:
Denise Milan’s work is based on a discourse with science, social sciences, philosophy and culture. First, we will look at its aesthetic concept “the drama of matter” and the “language of stones”, fueled by observations related to geophysics and the chemistry of the rocks, used as a metaphor for the survival and sustainability of life on our planet. Then we will examine Denise’s Opera of the Stones: its origins and interactions with public art, sculptures and installations. Finally, we will see how this applies to her social practice in the art-education project Procession of the Precious Lives (Cortejo das Vidas Preciosas), a workshop for children from the outskirts of São Paulo, which culminates in an urban performance in the streets of Heliópolis.


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