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ICON Seminar 8

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Circle of miniature toy figures

Tet Koffeman

Last updated August 19, 2013

The toy circle provided a very rich allegory for collaboration. Firstly, the circle was a significant representation of collaboration – artists joining together to collaborate. Also, the circle of observers representing the audience. These were the participants’ childhood figures which she had now passed on to her son. She found it interesting to observe how different her son interacted with the figures. The idea of passing on traditions to future generations was also a powerful notion – collaboration between generations. The group played with the figures with the idea of facing inward or outward presenting differing relations with fellow collaborators and audiences. A fascinating, probing and deep conversation ensued from this fascinating source.


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