For all HGB-students: Workshop with Lerato Shadi
A program by the Academy of Transcultural exchange
HGB, Room 2.24
The workshop will use all and any tools at our disposal, visual journals, notes, sketchbooks, filmic notes, photography, sound, animation, found/ready objects as a way of developing and documenting our ideas and practice. We will use joy, pleasure, imagination as a creative tool. Not in the easy Sylvester kind of joy or the romantic Hollywood kind of love. The kind of Joy that demands growth and responsibility, and requires us to see ourselves and each other as whole and capable.
Natasha Marin says “Witnessing is sacred work, too. Seeing ourselves as whole and healthy is an act of pure rebellion in a world so titillated by our subjugation.” In a world that demands that all we see is, each other as bodies in pain. And presents pleasure and joy as an act of being useful to capitalism. As A.K.A. Dean Hutton ask: “Can relaxation be a site of creation and revolution, capable of both holding an archive and launching us into dreamscapes?” How do we create, celebrate, imagine from a healthy and balanced space?This workshop is structured as a space, where we periodically present/share/engage with results, which are informed and built from cues generated in the class. The focus of the seminar will be in fashioning an environment where we can be creative in how we learn/work/share. We will inven and build together a structure by which we can be co-creators in the learning-experience and co-practitioners in an unearthing process of knowledge production. How can we connect and extract the breath of lived history that resides in our bodies and reverberates in our daily experience. The goal is to lean into constructing knowledge from a space of our subjective, partial and emotional perspectives. How do we use our theoretical capabilities in a way that connects to the knowledge laying within our bodies? How can we collectively and individually find tools that allow us to imagine and actively form a future, that is informed by the present but is not constrained by it. How do we take steps towards knowing that we do not know? Seeing what is hidden, obstructed and erased? How do we perceive? From which space or perspective do we create? What do we understand as creation or a creative act? How do we collectively and individually find tools that assist us in finding other ways, means and tools of seeing,creating, imagining or inventing?
11:00 am–5:00 pm
HGB, Room 2.24
In the HGB