Irene Perez taller brExplorations and connections with nature through art

As part of the exhibition IN THE NAME OF MOTHER, IN THE NAME OF EARTH curated by Assumpta Bassas Vila.

Workshop by Irene Pérez, exhibition artist.

Saturday 25th April 2020
From 11am to 2pm

Prior to the workshop, there will be a guided tour open to the general public which will serve as context for the development of the workshop. Guided tour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., by Assumpta Bassas, exhibition curator

Venue: ACVic. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies (Sant Francesc, 1. 08500 Vic)

20 € (16 € for Amics d’ACVic and members of H.Associació per a les Arts Contemporànies)

Bookings will end on 16th April 2020, and, as reservations for the course will be accepted according to booking order, please note that a limited number of places are available, and that bookings will only be finalised once the form has been completed, and payment has cleared. Please also note that we reserve the right to cancel the workshop, should the minimum number of places fail to be achieved.

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Based upon the text THE SENSE OF WONDER by Rachel Carson, we will explore ideas regarding the three-way connections between childhood, nature and education, using our discoveries and a varied combination of artistic techniques to help us create a small-scale fanzine.

Participants will receive, 10 days in advance of the workshop, a copy of the text The Sense of Wonder to read before the starting date (the book is also generally available for purchase, at a reasonable price).

1. Presentation of the workshop, and of the project Seeds of Resistance (Llavors per la Resistència), by examining the artworks from the exhibition.
Introduction to Rachel Carson.
Brief introduction to the workshop’s participants

2. Creation of the fanzine by means of raising questions/advancing premises related to the Carson text, using various techniques of drawing, printing, writing and/or collage.

3. A session in which to share creations and reflections expressed in the fanzin.

Adult audiences in general. May be of particular interest to primary and secondary school teachers, high school teachers and university lecturers. Also for students and professionals in the field of education, and also members of the general public with an interest in art and pedagogy.

Irene Pérez (Terrassa, 1975) is a visual artist, mother and eco-feminist activist. A graduate in the Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (2009), her artworks explore themes related to identity, gender, language and education, based on personal experience and using a multidisciplinary approach, aiming to transform her works into a vehicle for generating thought. Since 2017 she has been developing a project called Seeds of Resistance, which took as its starting point the conversations which Pérez has kept up with her daughter, specifically those related to gender discrimination, ecology and politics. This premise, together with the practice of feminist and sensitive parenting, has allowed the artist to continue working on the idea of her previous project, New Universe: Exploring Other Possibilities, modelled upon education as a driver of change.