UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA: Summer Creative Training
In the frame of the international “UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA” research & creation residency project, the company Gray Box organised a free intensive training, designed for people who want to create and initiate instead of execute and follow. The training was led by the lecturers Anna Ádám, Rebeka P. Kiss and Eva M. González.
Participants during this research & creation workshop explored the psychosocial consequences of climate change on a personal level and pointed out how humans are acutely dependent on the environment, deeply entwined with it on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. With the use of different techniques and tools (dance, performance, choreography, drawing, writing, video, photo…), participants related major socio-political and ecological contexts to psychological and mental symptoms (anxiety, denial, aggressiveness, critical rejection, ignorance…) discuss their parallels, open new questions and perspectives. So as to stimulate different parts of the brain and the body, participants moved back and forth between moving, writing and drawing. They also received one-on-one mentoring (including critical feed-back in the analysis, application of the method and the clarity of details) during the development of their own original artworks.
Photo Courtesy of the organisation