South African Jazz Singer and Collage Artist from New York City, Melanie Scholtz on ZOOM
Creativity in Isolation : We will explore how creativity adapts to different conditions and different emotional climates. Whether it be digital or analogue, let’s take a look at how isolation influences our feelings of creativity and our need for contact and community as humans. I will be speaking on how we can use technology with the use of inexpensive and or free apps to create artwork. Exploring the use of songwriting/ music production apps such as Garage band to create a soundscape to go with our art. It all culminates in a slideshow featuring both the original music and artwork we made. The analogue aspect , not forgotten , explores social and environmental consciousness , by using recycling as a form of art and the topics of todays struggles as a focal point. Both these art directions, whether it is with a swipe or a crop , a brush or sticky glue finger , serve to heal and create wellness and peace within a restless and isolated soul during a pivotal time in the world’s history.