News: Â Performing Conflict – Spirals of Dialogue 2017
A new Art Peace Project called „Performing Conflict – Spirals of Dialogue“ will be held in Lviv (Ukraine) from 6th-11th of June 2017. Five Students from Lviv (Ukraine), Krakow (Poland) and Hamburg (Germany) are invited to explore the mutually performative effect of space and (hi)story in an artistic way. Application required until 31st of March 2017. For further information see here:Â performing conflict
The Art Peace Project
The Art Peace Project has grown out of a number of experiments to see whether producing art or analysing art can help to generate fresh ways of seeing oneself and the world, and thereby make a contribution to stimulating a culture of human rights. Methods used in workshops have ranged from improvisation theatre, puppetry, storytelling and photography, to the critical analysis of films and novels. Included in this testing of methods has been working with professional artists. In the â€śart schoolâ€ť or â€śwriterâ€™s retreat formatâ€ť there is opportunity for ordinary people to be taken seriously as artists.
The Art Peace Project serves therefore as a forum for the exploration of ways in which the creative arts can contribute to Human Rights and Peace Education. Documentation and analysis of the divergent experiences of participants in the workshops provides the necessary information for ongoing improvement and experimentation.
The programme therefore:
- explores the use of the creative arts in peace education, particularly in relationship to controversial places;
- documents and analyses the divergent experiences of participants;
- makes available through documentary film and exhibition the central ideas generated by the workshop experience.
Impact on Participants:
- A multifaceted view of their own identity and collective narrative.
- Through artistic experimenting with new and different ways of being and of relating to others, a greater awareness of the need to be open to a broader range of possibility in daily life.Â With this sometimes comes a willingness to engage with utopian possibility.
- A degree of self-empowerment through describing oneself, as well as redescription as a means of dealing with negative stereotyping.
- A greater capacity for self reflection and an ability appreciation for someone elseâ€™s view.
- Experience of dealing with controversial issues, in ways which are both playful and intense.