Meet artist Tom Russotti, Friday November 21st, 2 pm @ EV-11.705, Concordia
This Friday, artist and game designer Tom Russotti is visiting TAG. After a brief talk we will be playing some experimental sports developed by Russotti and his team.
Tom Russotti is the director of the Institute of Aesthletics. The Institute for Aesthletics promotes sport as an artistic practice. Sport is already a form of culture, yet it is often separated from the rest of the arts because of its emphasis on competition. Aesthletics is the combination of the most engaging aspects of the arts and sport: open mindedness, creativity, experimentation, and competitive physical culture. The Institute invents new sports, creates sport performances, and promotes and teaches sport as art.
The Institute grew out of the invention of the sport of Wiffle Hurling in 2005. Since then, it regularly organizes sporting events, participates in art events and festivals, collaborates with artists and art centers, and develops workshops and educational curricula. The Institute continues to expand the idea of sport as art and looks forward to each new project as an opportunity to create, connect, and play.
Check out Tommy Rousse article on The Opener in Killscreen : http://killscreendaily.com/articles/strap-hula-hoop-your-head-opener