Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Down the rabbit hole to a fortune teller, but what does it say?

1 - The internet can bring you down a rabbit hole very quickly. I saw this tweet from @FranklinPSArt

The FHS sculpture classes' take on the social advocacy artwork of Ai Weiwei. Look for these fortune tellers in the lobbies tomorrow morning. Take one, follow the directions, and pass it on!

Link to AI Weiwei article: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/global-contemporary/a/sseeds-ai-weiwei

2 - Followed the article link to read about Ai Weiwei and his "Sunflower Seeds"
"More than 1,600 artisans worked to make the individual porcelain seeds by hand in Jingdzhen, the city known as the “Porcelain Capital,” where artists have been producing pottery for nearly 2000 years. Porcelain, first produced during the Han dynasty in about 200 B.C.E. and later mastered during the Tang dynasty, is made by heating white clay (kaolin) to a temperature over 1200 degrees Celsius. 
The fusion of the particles within the clay during firing allowed artists to create vessels with thin but strong walls. Porcelain— a symbol of imperial culture in China—was also made for export via the Silk Road and became important to the creation of the idea of China in the West."
3 - Found this video on the Tate Modern Gallery web page

4 - Now, who got one of the fortune tellers?


5 - How does it work? How does it tie back to Ai Weiwei?

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