SelfScapes Event 1, Dalby Forest, February 23rd 2018

Sperryn Jones, Joanna, Kolaiti, Christina, Adams, Mark and Taylor, Sally (2018) SelfScapes Event 1, Dalby Forest, February 23rd 2018. In: SelfScapes Event 1, 23rd February, Dalby Forest arts workshops. (Unpublished)

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"SelfScapes refers to the relationship between self and its environment and is a new research cluster at York St John University. The aims of this research cluster is to investigate both the body and place as sites for interconnected experiences and how this might be mediated through a range of media.

Our approach involves both semiotic and phenomenological considerations and focuses on themes of embodied landscape, self and surroundings, self as narrative, self and body and creative practice as research.

Asking questions such as:

How does environment shape individuals? And vice versa?
How do we interact with our environments? How is our experience of environment influenced by cultural conventions of perception? Are we distanced or experience them as embodied?
How is the formation of self influenced by the close relationships with the family system? What happens when the body is perceived as the environment for self? How is our experience of environment mediated by our bodies?

KeyMaker: Professor Mike Collier, University of Sunderland

Dalby Forest is set in the North Yorkshire Moors and we have kindly been given use of the workshops located opposite the visitor centre. Professor Mike Collier is our keymaker (alternative keynote) whose research focuses on art, walking and a phenomenological examination of the environment. We are inviting participants to come for the day; present your creative work and spend time researching and making in the forest with discussions on developing creative work. We welcome applications on any theme relating to SelfScapes. We hope that during the event some discussions will focus on how individuals and communities engage with forest spaces. We hope to engage participants from a broad range of creative practices related to SelfScapes; fine art, photography, design, creative writing, performance, music…"

The above description has been duplicated directly from the project's funding porposal. Project organisers Dr Joanna Sperryn Jones, Sally Taylor, Mark Adams, Dr Christina Kolaiti [York St John University Catalyst Fund]

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Status: Unpublished
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TR Photography
T Technology > TR Photography > TR624-835 Applied photography (including artistic, commerical)
School/Department: School of Art, Design & Computer Science
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3254

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