Awakeing Aesthetic Awareness workshop invitation
- Jinan,'Awakening the Aesthetic Awareness’
I am planning to do a workshop called ‘Awakening the Aesthetic Awareness’ at Nilambur from 16th Feb to 20th Feb 2011 (Wednesday to Sunday).
This workshop is in a way the culmination of my work related to recovering authenticity, originality in terms of aesthetic sensibility and cognitive process.
This has been developed from my past 20 years of work (learning from) with artisans and children. (www.kumbham.org, www.rediscoveringchildhood.org , http://www.my.opera.com/ jinankb )
Two parallel explorations I have been engaged has been to understand how we have been damaged – homogenized, cloned, de skilled, fragmented, alienated- by the modern education and other conditioning institutions and tools– market, hospitals, TV, news etc. and how as a biological organism born with tools to make sense of its world understands it and inhabit.
School prepares us for processing and storing information by excessive importance given to memorization and development of conscious and instrumentalist reasoning. These two skills seems to be incapable of perception, creativity which is what is required in the realm of unknown.
Some time ago, in 1996 or so I had done a workshop called Against the tyranny of reason. An year later I did another workshop called de textualising experience. All these issues seems to me very much connected to loss of our connection with the core of our being which is biological, sensorial, experiential, autonomous etc.
My work with the non literate artisans due to its paradigm of respect for their creativity and cultural rooted ness gave insight in to a very different way of knowing and being- humble, innocent, respectful of nature and at the same time original and creative. ( Modern notions of creativity is very much a commercial centered and market driven which stems from greed and not need)
This 5 day workshop do not claim to solve any of that but would probably initiate a journey towards that end.
I am attaching a flayer, registration form and a write up about the event.
Kindly pass this on to any one who would be interested in attending the event.
http:// awakeningtheaestheticawareness .blogspot.com/--
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