A savage self portrait lab in times of quarantine :
This 10 days short and intensive lab is divided en 4 meetings , one every 2-3 days where you will deepen your work based on self portrait. get to know different contemporary artists and their production and explore a different photo intervention techniques. During the lab I will review in a private session every student’s work, and also we will discuss collectively your progress. The artists I present in the sessions not necessarily work with photography in a traditional way , but surely they are of much inspiration due to their expressive power or interesting technique . The goal of the workshop is to experiment with self portrait, gain a deeper , intimate understanding of the emotions you want to transmit and explore new possibilities and techniques to express them . It can be painting , drawing , collage or 3d sculpture .
I will create a private facebook group where we are going to share our work and tips collectively , and discuss our progress . We are going to meet every 3 days :
1st meeting: emotions , expression : presentation of 3 artists + zoom meeting + homework
2nd meeting : Techniques : My workflow and different techniques I use in my work - techniques and it’s limits + homework
3rd meeting : Creation : presentation of various contemporary artists + collective work review in a zoom meeting
4th meeting : presentation of the work of other contemporary artists + embroidery and photo transfer + last collective work review .
+Free personal work review with me , after the first or second collective session.
The workshop has as it’s purpose , an inward journey, a reflexion on our emotions and feeling during this time of confinement and changes , so outside as inside . Addressed to professionals , students and amateurs.
What are you going to achieve : a deeper exploration of photo intervention techniques and meaning , very popular nowadays, and a personal exploration of the theme of self portrait . During the personal review I will help you direct your work in order to find clarity and understand better your artistic journey . I live in Mexico and I have a widely multicultural background which is a great plus in reviewing people's work
Technical requirements : a camera or a phone, a printer or a possibility to print. Magazines or newspapers , paint , markers thread & needle . Alternatively , if you don’t have all above , a computer with Internet connection and a basic photographic software is okey.
In order to participate send me a message to : email@example.com
The workshop in ENGLISH starts the 15th of June and finishes the 24th
The workshop has a cost of 60 euro
Maciejka Alicja Art was born in Lodz, Poland in 1983, moved to Italy at the age of 7. Studied and Graduated at the academy of fine arts in Venice first and gained an MA in professional Photography and video making in 2009. Moved to London in 2011 where discovered moving images either as artistic expression and documentary professional work. Also started a collaboration with different new media artists and musicians. Participated in exhibitions curated by Franko B and James Elphic.
3 years ago, Maciejka started travelling to Latin America and Mexico where undertook different art residencies and projects, such as "las chicas de Iquitos" in the Amazon in Peru published on the WITNESS JOURNAL and "Mexican Flowers" a large body of work done in Mexico, representing nudes of Mexican Women of different ages, in a solo exhibition in Lodz, Poland, her native town . The exhibition focused of contemporary issues around the concept of femininity as a universal matter of metaphor and understanding of the surrounding world.
In Colombia she participated in 2 art residency with Casa Tres Patio in Medellin, Ciudad Movil and PERIFERIA, an independent and subversive dance company from Cartagena.
Following the documentary vocation in December 2016 she completed a film in Afganistan for a Italian NGO EMERGENCY about a hospital for women only.
Currently lives in Mexico city where she's publishing a photo book developed during a one year long workshop at Hydra, a Mexican Photo
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