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SEEDS – Collage workshop with Belén L. Yáñez
WhenMay 18, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Migration Museum at The Workshop,
26 Lambeth High Street,
London, SE1 7AG
Saturday 18 May 2019 | 1pm–4pm
Migration Museum at The Workshop
£10– book via Eventbrite
How can resilience transform people? The challenges of migration can provide opportunities for growth and resilience.
I understand resilience as the capacity to rebound and grow from challenging experiences. I would like to debate and explore this concept along with the participants through a collage composition.
We will be learning how to create free from concept, but inwardly open to listening and be guided by the material to generate new images that will seem to emerge by themselves. We will focus on the creative process and we will explore through different collage techniques of construction.
By the end of the workshop, everyone will be able to create various collages and participate in the collective artwork ‘Seeds’, my new participatory project about the identity changes influenced by people’s migration experiences.
About Belén L. Yáñez
Belén’s interdisciplinary work merges performance with visual art and multi-media installations and explores human connections, identity, migration and feminism.
Her participatory art projects seek to discover new and original ways of reflecting on social issues, creating captivating environments in which the audience can immerse themselves, broadening their perception of the world and pushing their known boundaries. Her practice always encourages collaboration and conversation between audience members.
Belén’s fields of expertise are strongly interdisciplinary and cross-cultural. Her academic training includes an MA in Contemporary Performance Practices from the University of East London, and a BA (Hons) Politics & International Relations from Santiago de Compostela University, Spain. Since 2006, she has been travelling and collecting ideas around the world, growing and transforming to become a migrant artist able to adapt and thrive wherever she goes. Her participatory art projects have been presented in several countries around Europe.
About the art studio in Room to Breathe
The art studio inside our Room to Breathe exhibition is a space curated by visual artist and educator Dima Karout to explore the role of art and creativity in helping people settle into new lives in Britain, and to offer educational art experiences for visitors. Each month, the studio will host a different migrant artist to share their work and process.