18.10.2021 00:00 - 21.10.2021 00:00
Mon, 18 Oct – Thur, 21 Oct 2021
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Kalevi 17, Tartu
Facilitators: Edith Draxl, Madeleine Lissy
As artists, we are constantly asked to work with young
adults, marginalised groups, etc. We work on the topic of participation, we use artistic processes as a medium of communication,
we create safe spaces to unfold new experiences. Not an easy undertaking.
The question is: which strategies can artists
use to initiate and frame these processes, to design environments that people can develop their ideas, competences... and
reflect on their experiences. These are the issues we will address in the workshop, exploring and reflecting on the possibilities
of creative processes.
Our method: we are going to use aesthetic diaries which we can use in different projects
in different ways.
In the first step we deal with the topic of action research. In the action research approach (or participatory
action research), the researched and the researcher are one and the same person – action and reflection alternate or go hand
in hand. Action research is thus an exciting method to explore one's own (often unconscious) working processes and to present
them to others and develop them further.
Subsequently, we will deal with the question of how to use artistic-creative
methods to appropriate this approach as artists.
Building on past project experiences, the aim is to become familiar
with artistic documentation practices using creative writing and also non-linguistic practices.
Together we will
explore different forms and techniques: collages, graphics, blackout poetry, soundscapes, photos and video clips, automatic
writing, collective dialogue, etc. Experiences in participatory artistic processes can be made visible to others through these
working methods. We will explore the question of how to create notes and traces that allow us and others to understand how
we think about our own work. We will explore how we can use the results to reflect on working processes in the group
and how we can expand our own artistic participatory practice in a self-determined way.