CREATIVE WORKSHOP ARTEFACTS – CARNIVAL MASKS LEANING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE IDENTITY INTERSECTION: STUDENT / SCHOOL / COMMUNITY ARTEFACTS AS REFLEXIVE AND POETIC IMAGETIC AND SEMANTIC EXPRESSIVE TEXTS
Instituto Piaget (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain
Abstract:With this POSTER we aim at sharing an experience bringing forward artefacts as well as reflexive and poetic imagetic and semantic expressive texts.
The poïetic dimension of visual and poetic writings leads education to the expressive fields of the image and of the semantic as living and conceptual artefacts that come up in different and diversified performances. The artistic and poetic act, registered in inhabited blank spaces, recreates the gestures and semantic living experiences leading to subjective narratives gaining new perspectives in the creation moment.
Educating for the poïetic dimension of visual and poetic writings implies a whole involvement of the being, i.e., teachers and learners, calling for optional creative workshops, where the proposals emerge from the participants shared concerns as well from the learning needs in the art domain.Those concerns and needs may be brought out in an autonomous and spontaneous form, redirected and reoriented in cultural poetry languages, manipulating diversified supports and techniques (the body as a support), thus offering diversified opportunities that bring up different subjectivities and consequently meeting varied contemporaneous tendencies, going through a textual and objective reconstruction, thus answering the subjective artistic maker in a determined cultural context.
Carnival is the chosen context for the optional creative workshop we offered our students. Though articulated to the curriculum, this workshop is supported by cultural costumes thus taking into account our students’ concerns and needs of expanding a community living / being time through their bodies and words, deeply involving them in an artistic performance, leading to significant visual and poetic learning. Simultaneously, the local Community sees in these artefacts a cyclic identity local manifest taking part in the dynamic action of ephemera and spontaneous events, more or less structured. On the other hand, the School offers the opportunity of artistic intervention in periodical showing events that occur in its scholar spaces.