artistYoke Ideas That Unify Us
Ideas That Unify Us is the culmination of 7 months research, conversation, contributed cross-stitched views and ideas, design and production by artistYoke.
The project and subsequent artwork aims to respond to Re-Rooted live and media arts festival as well the creative arts sector as a whole. Hopefully it will act as some record of the current climate in the arts and spark future discussion and debate.
Ideas That Unify Us was commissioned by YVAN and was first presented at Nourish 2017 as part of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture.
The artwork takes the form of a trade union banner and we have used historic iconography used across many union banners. The hexagon pattern represents artist activity, referencing the beehive that symbolises Industry and Cooperation of the workforce. The predominant colour red represents Courage and Labour. The white cubes represent public galleries and institutions that rest on the shoulders of artists and artistic activity. Other symbols have been taken from the cross-stitched contributions.
Limited edition prints of the banner artwork are available via the artistYoke website.
A video of the banner in progress can be seen here >>
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- Posted November 02, 2017