INSIDE THE BOX
In 1967 Edward de Bono coined the phrase “lateral thinking” and it became very influential – entering into the language of popular culture as “thinking outside the box . It was all about solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. Aaron Garlick’s show Inside the Box offers a clever twist on de Bono’s idea by asking, Can you be creative whilst thinking “inside the box”? Starting with an imaginary box Aaron works in a defined three-dimensional space that is manifest in drawings and objects that demonstrate the thought processes of being creative with set boundaries. The work presents 45 possibilities out of a possible 531,441. Aaron challenges himself to test his own creative potential against his meticulous and technical background. Cool idea and the answer to Aaron’s initial question appears to be a resounding YES. At CCAS Manuka until 1 March 2015. Inside the Box is a CCAS Studio Residents’ solo exhibition and part of the CCAS contribution to the ANU Art School Emerging Artists’ Support Scheme.