The impact and specificity of social-artistic work.

What is the impact of social-artistic work or community art?  Community art is most of the time small-scale and less visible in the field of the arts. Working with sociallly vulnerable participants is very specific and the outcome is most of the time not an ordinary work of art that can be sold. It is not prestigious.  But this kind of art does have a big influence on the lives of the participants.

The final goal of my research is to give a view on the human impact of social-artistic projects at the level of the participants. As a researcher I want to show the world behind my own social-artistic practice and the projects of some of my colleagues. I film my research and through long interviews with the participants I try to reflect their own voice. Listening is the most important part of my work as a researcher. Sometimes social-artistic work can change people's life and I try to capture that process.