The Self-Portrait Experience - Cristina Nuñez
This 3-day long workshop comes from Nunez’s personal experience, using the self-portrait as self-therapy since 1988, after her troubled adolescenes. The method’s goal is the exploration of one’s own identity and the stimulation of the creative process through a series of exercises and the use of specific artistic criteria for the intuitive perception and choice of the works. During this workshop, there will be individual self-portrait sessions, group work on the assignments and the final work for a projection. Participants are also recommended to watch Nuñez's videos, SOMEONE TO LOVE and HIGHER SELF to better understand THE SELF-PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE.
SOMEONE TO LOVE brings together for the first time the best self portraits taken by Cristina Nuñez during her life. The voice of the author accompanies the viewer through her family history and childhood, her troubled adolescence and the evolution of her self-image, her relationships and the discovery of the self-portrait as a tool for self-therapy. The video HIGHER SELF is a presentation of the neohumanist philosophy of Cristina Nuñez, her innovative method and her vision of art as a powerful tool for social activism. The video is a self-interview in which Nuñez exposes her ideas and methodology, giving the instructions for the "emotions exercise" and showing some of the collaborative self-portraits produced during her workshops.
Shaping a Vision - Swapan Parekh
Workshop participants will spend 3 days with Swapan Parekh where he will show his journey as a photographer and see individual bodies of work of participating photographers. The workshop will emphasize on slowing down and 'looking' at the work more meaningfully and realizing the importance of vision and printing one's work respectfully.
There will be a flexible format of the workshop to take it as it goes. For Swapan, it would be important to express what he feels about the images of the participants and react to a picture at a time without the parameter of any school of thought, where everything should be about a 'project' or 'body of work'.
There will also be questions and discussions on how an individual vision is shaping up. And in addition what a good print should look like. One can discuss these parameters with them (both in Colour & B/W), as the workshop goes along.