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"Children learn through play; adults play through art" Brian Eno
The Art of Looking at Ourselves
Invitation 15, 16, 17 Sept 2017 | St Donats Arts Centre, Vale of Glamorgan
the art of looking at ourselves
WORKSHOP | PERFORMANCE
The Art of Looking at Ourselves is a participative arts process that leads to the creation of a site-specific installation performance.
"When you are in touch with that dimension within yourself-and being in touch with it is your natural state, all your actions and relationships will reflect the oneness with all life that you sense deep within. This is love." Eckhart Tolle
You are warmly invited to take part in The Art of Looking at Ourselves this autumn, in the beautiful setting of St Donat's Arts Centre in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. The weekend offers an introduction to the Context Oriented Arts (CoArts) method developed by Iwan Brioc from The Republic of the Imagination. During the workshop, participants enjoy a range of art and image making, movement and mindfulness activities through which they develop their own 'sensory portal', a site-specific installation.
The weekend culminates in a performance, where participants invite friends and family to experience journeying through the sensory portals they have co-created.
Our workshop and performance offers an opportunity to step out of time and enter a 'being' instead of a 'doing' mode. What we find is that people who engage with our work report greater confidence, clarity, joy, peace and aspiration. But even more than this is a feeling of having touched something deep inside of themselves, something sustaining which was always there but hidden by the day to day stresses and busyness of modern life.
Reacquainting with this inner strength creates a strong and sometimes unspoken bond between people.The opportunity to give this profound experience to others through the performance allows for a deep sense of connection and a feeling of boundless capacity to grow.