Listed in no particular order:
- Methodologically – how do you undertake activist-scholar research (see Pink 2012), where the research and the researchers are always in movement?
- How do you go about advocating a free ‘movement’ without imposing a top-down agenda of what needs to be included?
- How do you encourage a reflexive focus on everyday art practice within a context where ‘art’ is something exceptional, carried out by artists?
- How do you maintain a distinction between ‘artists’ as they are currently understood (see Atkinson), which serve a useful distinction between those making art works and those not, and a new conception of ‘artist’ as someone actualising their universal capacity to do art, even where this doesn’t produce an art work?
- Can you be an artist without producing art?
- How can this project avoid a cultural relativism in which good and bad art is reduced to just art?
- How might the label ‘everyday’ life be taken so as not to imply necessarily mundane or unimportant tasks, practices etc. being accomplished? We are calling for a level of everyday activity to be re-considered in theory and in practice as extraordinary and exceptional.
As we work through these challenges, any comments, feedback or suggestions are very welcome!