Environmental work shop by Spanish Joaquin Jara in Taalintehdas 28.-30.7.
A three day, free of charge environmental workshop is organized by Norpas ry in Taalintehdas. The workshop is headed by a highly considered Barcelonian environmental artist Joaquin Jara. Jara is setting up a permanent environmental art piece in the Masuuni area of Taalintehdas and it will be unveiled 4 August at 16.00, the opening day of the festival.
The course is combined of the theoretical and practical. For example, the course covers the grounding principles and theories of environmental art and sculpturing, and the participants will be involved in perception and concrete exercises in and around Taalintehdas. Through sharing of their personal experiences and local knowledge the participants will be able to aid Jara in focusing on the relation between the local nature and history. The participants have an opportunity also to be part of the making of his permanent art piece.
Jara is visiting Finland for the first time. His previous works can be found e.g. in national parks, forests, and urban environments in Sweden, the Balearic Islands, Spain, Austria and United States of America.
Specifically in visual arts, the multi-artist Jara initially grew interested in the broque’s style of representing people, and began his career as a painter, but has since explored into various art forms and collaboration projects, e.g. in the areas of dance and film.
During the last few years Jara has focused on artistic interventions in various milieus including urban and natural, with specific significance of time and nature. Portraits, body or faces are usually still present in these works and exposed to be formulated by external processes. It is impossible – as well as irrelevant – to define when a work of art is finalized as each moment creates yet another layer, allowed by perishing, mouldering and natural ruining.
Registration and more information: email@example.com
– The course takes place in Taalintehdas during 28. – 30. July 2017
– The course is suitable for all, no requirement of previous artistis/artisan experience
– The course focuses on familiarization with various different materials and techniques
– Each participant’s personal environmental art philosophies will be explored
– The course is free of charge, but does not include accommodation, meals etc.
– Language of tuition is English