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Transformations
Submitted by on November 21, 2008 – 4:08 pmNo Comment

why are we who we are?  what do we want to become?

Transformations is the latest series of Diffusion commissions curated by Proboscis. Proboscis is commissioning a diverse range of writers, artists, performers, thinkers and makers to respond to two questions from different perspectives, why are we who we are? and, what do we want to become?

As we get into the swing of the 21st Century our notions of identity, personal and societal, are subject to new arrays of emerging pressures and responsibilities. Our aspirations for change and growth are being re-thought as we grapple with the growing awareness of environmental changes which may already be beyond our control. How have we reached this point? Where do we go from here?

Transformations seeks to address these fluid notions of identity and aspiration by commissioning works that subtly reflect on individual identities, urban identity and pharmaceutical, biological and technological interventions. Over the next few years we will be inviting selected contributors to add their voices into this mix – through essays and artists books (eBooks) as well as in three dimensions (StoryCubes).

Add Your Voice
For the first time we are experimenting with a new approach to selecting works for this series – publishing as a conversation. Readers are invited to submit their own proposals for the series (through the comments section of this site) – we will provide accounts for the Diffusion Generator (soon to be re-launched as Bookleteer) for readers to become authors and create their own eBooks or StoryCubes,  the best of which we will publish as contributions to the series. We are not asking for quick responses, but for measured and considered contributions to the series – putting an eBook or a set of StoryCubes together is significant creative act. Get in touch if you are inspired by the works we have selected and published so far and have a proposal for a work of your own.

The Contributions

Sponsorship Opportunity
We are seeking a sponsor for Transformations who shares our ethos of collaboration, public authoring and creating cultures of listening. Please contact us for more information.

Tags: architecture, Community & Events, conversation, environment, fiction, identity, listening, poetry, social commentary, sustainability, urbanism

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The Rake’s Progress by William Hogarth
Submitted by on April 26, 2008 – 9:27 amNo Comment

Rake\'s Progress by Hogarth

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AboutThe Rake’s Progress follows Tom Rakewell as wealthy merchant’s son in his downward spiral from young man of fashion to gambler, drunk, debtor and lunatic.

William Hogarth (1697-1764) was one of England’s foremost artists working as a painter, printmaker and engraver. His work is probably best known for its social commentary and satiric look on British social and cultural mores on the mid 1700s.

First Published June 1735
Public Domain version sourced from Project Gutenberg

Tags: art, engraving, satire, social commentary, William Hogarth

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The Harlot’s Progress by William Hogarth
Submitted by on April 25, 2008 – 9:03 amOne Comment

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About : The Harlot’s Progress describes the path of Moll Hackabout from country innocent newly arrived in London to prostitute, prison inmate, mother and finally victim of venereal disease.

William Hogarth (1697-1764) was one of England’s foremost artists working as a painter, printmaker and engraver. His work is probably best known for its social commentary and satiric look on British social and cultural mores on the mid 1700s. 

First Published April 1732
Public Domain version sourced from Project Gutenberg 

Tags: art, engraving, satire, social commentary, William Hogarth

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  • Arrey Mbongaya Ivo
    Hogarth's satire is very relevant today. Poverty has embedded prostitution and propelled prostitutes on an onward march towards destruction ...
    Comment posted on 8-17-2008 at 18:21

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Industry and Idleness by William Hogarth
Submitted by on April 24, 2008 – 1:33 pmNo Comment

Hogarth - Industry & Idleness

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About : Industry and Idleness contrasts two apprentices, one who’s hard work leads him to a life of wealth and power; the other whose idleness drives him to criminality and execution.

William Hogarth (1697-1764) was one of England’s foremost artists working as a painter, printmaker and engraver. His work is probably best known for its social commentary and satiric look on British social and cultural mores on the mid 1700s. 

First Published June 1735
Public Domain version sourced from Project Gutenberg 

Tags: art, engraving, satire, social commentary, William Hogarth

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