Invisible Networks: On Making Respect
Pip Stafford is a Hobart-based media artist whose work explores ideas about communication and networks, rituals and patterns. Her work ranges from installation and sound performances to online and printed projects, and she regularly collaborates and produces projects with other artists and organisations locally and worldwide.
About 'Make Your Mark: Respect'
‘Make Your Mark’ is an annual series of programs and exhibitions coordinated by the AccessArt program at TMAG. It provides art programs for young people aged 12-25. The 2015 program asked participants to respond to the theme of ‘Respect’ and what it means to them. Pip led the 2015 ‘Make Your Mark’ program with the Hobart City Council’s Youth Arts and Recreation Centre. Her group chose respect and social media as the focus for their workshops, creating an animated projection titled Avatar (Selfie) for the exhibition.
In this film, Pip reflects on the ‘Make Your Mark’ youth program and the challenges of translating experimental processes to exhibition. She talks about the importance of playing with materials and learning from mistakes. Some of the young participants also talk about the value of the workshops Pip ran and what they learnt about art, process and respect.
Activity and question sheet for students (470KB Adobe PDF)