A collaborative split/fountain exhibition project as part of the Off Programme at the 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, Czech Republic, 19 June–26 October 2014. Organised by Jayme Yen and Layla Tweedie-Cullen, with Xin Cheng, Jack Hadley, Chris Berthelsen, Nell May (NZ), Anne Fenton and Kristin Posehn (US).
distracted-workshop was an extension on the split/fountain publication series distracted-reader, initiated and edited by Allan Smith and Layla Tweedie-Cullen.
We offer carry-on tables and foldable chairs, for futurist thought forms and learning-bay function; costumes for kinder-art; follies for leaning; stop-motion school house for stilt-walking free-time; and rigorously nuanced instructional play. Furthermore thought-trees and speculative clay will follow through models with stick-charts supporting. If clay-scale and brain-mud fashioning speech, then colour for diagrams, and annotate feelings for charting display. Demountable, mobile, performing array; tool-being art-class, design maps for all; invent for distraction, collate for next station, game-board configuring, design show for touring; frameworks in score-line with paint-and-draw screen wall; discursive convivial, whenever will fabricate, game-plan for several will liberate many. – Allan Smith
distracted-workshop #1 was made possible by Creative New Zealand and The New Foundation Seattle.