“The aesthetic function of public art is to codify social distinctions as natural ones.”
(newspaper rock in Canyonland, Utah, by Molas)
“The economic function of public art is to increase the value of private property.”
(Outside Cheapo Records, Austin, TX)
“The social function of public art is to subject us to civic behaviour.”
(Angkor Wat, by David Willmot)
From the Three Functions by Hewitt and Jordan.
Dr. Colleen Morgan (ORCID 0000-0001-6907-5535) is the Lecturer in Digital Archaeology and Heritage in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She conducts research on digital media and archaeology, with a special focus on embodiment, avatars, genetics and bioarchaeology. She is interested in building archaeological narratives with emerging technology, including photography, video, mobile and locative devices. Through archaeological making she explores past lifeways and our current understanding of heritage, especially regarding issues of authority, authenticity, and identity.
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2 thoughts on “Three Functions”
Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I’m bookmarking this for future reference. Some of these I already do, so the point resonated most strongly with me. Keep feeding the creativity.
I am currently on holiday so, for this reason, I’ve nothing better to do than surf the web for art, lie around and update my blog. Well, more or less anyway.
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