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Challenging Times

3 Dec

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During the parallel session Challenging Times of the Valletta 2018 conference Living Cities, Liveable Spaces: Placemaking & Identity, Colleagues Pamela Baldacchino and Dr. Benna Chase gave insight of our ongoing research linked with the Deep Shelter Project at the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre. Honoured to be part of this research.

Together with the other presentations during that session, it was an inspiring and rich morning at the conference. Thanks go also to Prof. Franco Bianchini for moderating it so well and to the conference committee for bringing such interesting papers together in this session.

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One of the AiR projects: Art in Hospital

6 Aug

 

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From the Valletta 2018 Blog:

Valletta 2018 Meeting Points and Artist in Residence Programme Coordinator Ann Laenen tells us about a recent addition to Valletta 2018’s Cultural Programme, Deep Shelter Project. Read more about this project here…

Benna: I am seeing Deep Shelter Project (DSP) more in terms of a journey. If we are going to allow the works to inform us, we are taking Deep Shelter beyond, to use art and music as ‘containing and holding’ throughout the cancer journey.  The work isn’t something you see once; say before a medical procedure to calm down…I don’t know if it started out that way?

Pam: It started out as a need, maybe more of a personal need. I asked myself, what visuals would soothe me, what visuals would ‘fill’?

Benna: Do you realise that what you have produced is not only soothing, not only filling? The breadth and the depth is much, much greater and this is why we are developing it into something which is not just a container but is…part of this evolution, this journey.

 This is part of a conversation between  the two protagonists of  the research being carried out for Deep Shelter Project (DSP), artist Pamela Baldacchino and Dr. Benna Chase ….  what started as an interdisciplinary art and research project, developed into a qualitative study that analysed the use of audio-visual work within the Psychological Support Services at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (SAMOC). The first outcomes offered valuable imput for the introduction of  art and design works in the therapy rooms, waiting area and corridors of the clinical support services, as well as, the prayer room in the palliative area.

By immersing the viewer or patient in visuals rich in symbolic language, the work connects them to stories based on simple metaphorical interpretations of illness such as natural world cycles and ideas of journeying. The visual and auditory content aim to sustain the therapeutic dialogue between the healthcare professional and the patient by encouraging meaning formation.

Bringing art within the centre happens at different levels, through artist donations and a further collaboration with MUŻA, Malta’s new national community art museum in 2018, and other partners.

IMG_7064-1400x933Here the project enters a new stage which Valletta 2018 is proud to support over the next years, helping Pamela Baldacchino in close collaboration with the oncology centre, to set up a series of artist workshops that aim to create site specifc artwork  together with a series of sensory workshops for cancer survivors. There is also the possibility of  an artist in residence programme being integrated. The main goals would be to create artwork based on DSP research outcomes and interaction with those involved, namely, Dr. Benna Chase, the Oncology staff and other contributing artists.

The first artist workshops involving Aaron Bezzina, Matthew Attard, Sara Pace and Pamela Baldacchino herself,  will take place at SAMOC over the Summer. Parrallel to this, the series of sensory workshop will also start, the multi-faithroom will take shape and the first works donated by Anna Grima, Damain Ebejjer, Javier Formosa, JP Migneco, Sara Pace, Matt Schembri and the artist herself will be placed in the therapy rooms.

Updates will be posted on the deep shelter blog

 

 

 

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14/12 on a panel about quality and excellence in the arts

4 Dec

12391866_896921913736626_8270257410686512697_nIt has been a pleasure to have been part of the last stages of this exciting process and to be on the panel about artistic excellence on which I talked about measuring the unmeasurable and about the peer assessment exercise with the students of Digital Arts.

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good read: The best interface is no interface

30 Mar

UnknownIn his book The best interface is no interface Golden Krishna makes us rethink the use of screens. The book reads like a novel and is carefully designed. He challenges us in an amusing and even hilarious way to how far we have come to be hooked to interfaces for everything and how ‘un’useful they sometimes are. There are alternatives to think beyond screens and make life less complex. I like the ‘Keep it Stupid Simple’ attitude. I also like the fact that Golden forces us to go back to the essence and then go for the best and most logical solution to a technical  or a design problem. A life with less buttons and less screens. A future using the essence of technology. For that he uses 3 principles: 1. Embrace Typical Processes Instead of Screens, 2. Leverage Computers Instead of Serving Them, and last but not least 3. Adapt to Individuals. A must read for designers and technology lovers I would say.

must see: The Divided Body in het kader van Vesalius

2 Nov

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Tentoonstelling The Divided Body

LUCA School of Arts en vzw KU[N]ST nodigen u uit op de tentoonstelling The Divided Body. De tentoonstelling kan bezocht worden van 14 november tot  7 december 2014 in de Predikherenkerk in Leuven.

The Divided Body is de eigenzinnige bijdrage van LUCA School of Arts aan het stadsbrede Vesaliusproject. Drieëndertig kunstenaars ontsluiten nieuwe invalshoeken over het lichaam in een tentoonstelling waar gevestigde waarden het talent van morgen ontmoeten.

The Divided Body verhaalt over het oppervlak en snijdt diep tot aan de grens waar leven en dood elkaar raken.

Curator: Wim Lambrecht

Praktische info

Data

14.11 > 7.12.2014

Openingsuren

Open: ma, do, vr, za en zo van 14u tot 20u.
Dinsdag en woensdag gesloten.

Toegang

5 EUR/ 3 EUR
Tickets ter plaatse contant te betalen

Locatie

Predikherenkerk
Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat
3000 Leuven

Meer info : www.luca-arts.be/thedividedbody

Wedstrijd 5voor13

19 Jan

In mei gaat op c-mine de c-mine crib (creatief bedrijven centrum) en ze doen dit met een wedstrijd. Onder het mom een beetje promo kan geen kwaad hierbij de oproep:Image