Relational art or relational aesthetics is a mode or tendency in visual art practice originally observed and highlighted by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud, who defined the approach as “a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space.” The artist is a “catalyst” in relational art, through engagement practice to co-create works and change perspectives rather than being at the centre of the art-making process.
Salt road delivers relational projects with partner galleries agencies and artists with communities on issue based environmental and social contexts.
The Treeline program has a series of engaged projects which engages people to creatively respond to ecological systems, bringing climate change issues to the front of people’s minds.
Green man festival photobooth work. 2017