Workshop exploring Identity, dis/ability, roles, sex and gender through portraiture, mask, clothes and performance Iinspired by the work of artists Laura Swanson and Claude Cajun.
Taking the position that who we are – our identity is decided by a series of choices. Choices which, we may or not be aware of making. This workshop:
- highlights and challenges shared values and assumptions
- asks what is a body, how do we read, understand and interact with the bodies of others
- what meaning and value do objects, clothing and adornment carry within them and how do we use these to construct an identity
Opens a safe space for explorative dialogue, to rethink our identity and how we relate to others and what it means to ‘perform’ an identity.
Originally conceived for:
Medical students at Leicester University
Part of SS Disability Arts & Health Elective at Attenborough Arts Centre
An approach beyond diagnostic approaches with a focus on treating the whole person