What is Experimental Studio?

Performance Art/Sound Art

Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono responding to the win of Donald Trump in the 2016 election:



Conceptual Art/Text as Art

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Performance Art

Performance/Social Practice Art

Yoko Ono’s Wish Trees

“As a child in Japan, I used to go to a temple and write out a wish on a piece of thin
paper and tie it around the branch of a tree. Trees in temple courtyards were always
filled with people’s wish knots, which looked like white flowers blossoming from afar.”
Yoko Ono: “All My Works Are A Form Of Wishing”.


Make your own Yoko Ono Wish Tree: http://imaginepeacetower.com/yoko-onos-wish-trees/

You will need: Tree, pencils, Wish Tags.

Wish Trees are traditionally native, local and indigenous.
Olive, Apple, Pomegranate, Ficus, Birch, and Juniper trees are all popular choices.

For Wish Tags you could use paper and string, or pre-strung white shipping tags.

Download and add the IMAGINE PEACE sign
Download and add the WISH TREE instruction

That’s it!

When the tree is full of wishes: 
email us
a photo and tell us your story
mail all the wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, PO Box 1009, 121 Reykjavik, Iceland.


Public Interventions/Text as Art

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John Baldessari

John Baldessari was born in National City, California in 1931. He attended San Diego State University and did post-graduate work at Otis Art Institute, Chouinard Art Institute and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA from 1970 – 1988 and the University of California at Los Angeles from 1996 – 2007


I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971


Nihilist Celebration

student work by Shay 2018

Performance Art/Video Art

Performance Art:

Camille Turner


See samples of artists works from the Extended Practices 3/4 Blog

Tatoos as Art:

Watch Tattoos,

 Leo Zhuoran 2019

As a child, my friends and I used to draw watches on each other’s wrist for fun. Back in the days, a ball point pen is not easy to find for us since everyone uses pencil and only adult and older children can use a pen. To share a ball point pen that was hard to find and draw different watches on each others wrist was a simple mark of friendship. To recreate this childhood memory, I asked my classmates to draw each other a wrist watch with their own design and photographed it then translated it into a printable design. I then printed these “watches” on temporary tattoo paper and shared it with the class.


Skin Swatch

This temporary tattoo is pulled directly from the artist’s arm and calls into question the practice of comparing one’s skin colour to others.


These temporary tattoos form matching freckle patterns meant to be worn in the same spot by two people. They create a connection between two bodies through adornment that looks like it could be real.


Embrace is a tattoo which only becomes complete with an action. This action is a warm embrace and creates a perfect circle. When the tattoo is not in action it is an incomplete line that starts in the middle of the forearm and ends at the tip of the index finger. It’s functional for both people, open up your circle and get hugged. In this circle is a safe space.

Sarah Hernandez, Embrace, 2019

Video Art:

Ragnar Kjartansson

Lee Walton

Fiona Tan

Social Practices Art:

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Conflict Kitchen

Carmen Papalia

Special Topics and links to course blogs:


Outdoor School

Houseplant Vacation : Machine Project

Andrea Zittel – Wagon Station Encampment

Nina Katchadourian: Collaborations with nature

Experimental Students on the Farm:


Fastwurms on the Farm

Fastwurms on the farm – Raku firing, flaming skulls and other dangerous magic

Raft of the Medusa

The farm team re-enacts the Raft of the Medusa by Gericault, on the platform /Multi-use room made possible by an anonymous donor.


The Raft of the Medusa, a major work in French 19th-century painting—is generally regarded as an icon of Romanticism. It depicts an event whose human and political aspects greatly interested Géricault: the wreck of a French frigate off the coast of Senegal in 1816, with over 150 soldiers on board.


Students spontaneously re-enacting the The Raft, in OUTDOOR SCHOOL 2019, on the Multi-use room made possible by an anonymous donor.