Statement Education creates a constraining environment making the correct way to learn as important as learning any specific subject, elevating structure over expression. Before the 1980s, masking tape was often used to silence students who spoke out of turn and was seen as an acceptable educational tool to teach students how to respond appropriately while learning.
Our culture illuminates our way through life and what we are shown, we replicate. To successfully graduate or keep working or get a license we must first learn how to approach and respond to the hierarchies of each institution. But the rules that delineate our rigid behavior patterns are created, not natural.
This project discusses how the ways in which learning and education are presented influence what we believe learning can be.
Bio Tim Combs is a contemporary artist based in Portland, Oregon. He spends his time using art to have conversations about the mechanisms and necessities of social construction, facilitating creative reclamation through non-profit work and community organizing and teaching the communicative aspects of art. www.timcombsart.com