been workshops in the context of Elephant Paths -project. Workshop participants
explore storytelling as a basis for creative work – art. The participants
create their own story ideas, the message they want to communicate and
choose a medium to present their story. The simple theme of the workshop
is that by sharing our stories we can learn from each other. Different
kinds of sources of inspiration are explored: memories, myths, associations,
dreams, subcultures etc. The location of the workshop (city, village etc.)
is explored from different perspectives and it is the main source of inspiration.
A starting point is that a location is considered as a three dimensional
space: 1.) social space (means of functioning in space), 2.) concrete
representation of space (architecture, city planning), 3.) space for representation
(spatial experiences, memories, also art).
The workshop participants can explore tools to create all the way from mindmap to a work of art. Outcome of the stories in the workshop can be an installation, performance, text, still images and videos. The outcome can also be the process not “a final product”. Meeting a person and communicating is significant form of art. The workshop and its outcomes will be presented the last day of the workshop and also virtually in the Internet. The aim of the workshop is also to realise that you don’t need to have a lot of materials or technical equipment to create, i.e. found materials can be used in the process.
The workshop is aimed to participants of all ages and backgrounds, but usually the participants have been youngsters. The trainer of the workshop is Mari Keski-Korsu. To get more info and full agenda of the workshop, please contact me: mkk (at) katastro (dot) fi