Between arts practice, healing and learning
A panel of artist academics will talk about practice research and therapeutic contexts for learning, in the visual and performing arts.
Red Nose in the Snow: Clowning on the Picket Lines Amanda Kipling is a senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies and leads the PGCE Drama Programme. She will outline the fascinating history and development of spiritual clowning and provide insight into her own discoveries about healing in the context of the snowy picket lines during the strike.
Art not Therapy Michaela Ross is an artist and academic lecturing at King’s College London, Goldsmiths and the Open University. She will reflect on the importance of maintaining a distance between the artist and therapist roles, and examine the productive tensions between them.
Scattering and burial: emotional dynamics and differentiated identities in art-making and education Neil Walton leads the PGCE Art and Design Programme in Educational Studies. Neil draws on historical writing in Kleinian aesthetics to reflect on current conceptions of the artist teacher. He compares these views with a psychoanalyticallyinformed cyclical model of creative and educational processes that uses Melanie Klein’s ideas of splitting, projection and incorporation.
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