Beside Myself, Inside and Alongside – workshop
Come and craft your pain in this gentle making workshop where you will create, and use as inspiration, objects that represent and capture your experiences of pain.
Using the therapeutic notion of describing pain with colour, form and shape (a notion taken from Gestalt psychology) and concepts developed by artist Richard Serra, this workshop is for anyone who has an ongoing or recollected experience of pain – from the pain of a bad headache to a more persistent pain. Researchers and health or care practitioners wishing to extend their practice, and anyone with an interest in making or crafting, will also enjoy this workshop.
The workshop will be led by University of Bristol researchers Sue Porter and Ann Rippin, and artist Davina Kirkpatrick. The approaches used in this workshop are part of a research project, ‘Disability and community: Dis/engagement, dis/enfranchisement, dis/parity and dissent’ (The D4D project).
Saturday 19 November, 10:00
Venue: Circomedia, Portland Square
Price: Free (£3 suggested charitable donation)
Running time: 150 minutes
Feel It Festival
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and Life of Breath present four exciting days of events investigating pain, breathlessness, and the experience of being human.
Join us at St Paul’s Church, Circomedia, Portland Square from 17 – 20 November and delve into a programme of talks, workshops, discussions and performances that weave together research from the University of Bristol with explorations by visual artists, aerial performers, dancers, theatre-makers and musicians.
Tickets must be booked for most events but on Saturday 19th (10:00-15:00) and Sunday 20th (13:00-14:30) you can pop into the space without a ticket to explore the audiovisual installations, interactive exhibitions and even get involved in a new drop-in workshop to emboss a metal heart and contribute to a new artwork.
This event is part of Bristol800.