"isBODYisART", instructor artist Laine Parrest
A course of workshops introduces the types of body and performing art, their subdivisions and history to young people. Methods of creating art with and onto the body will be discussed, and the participants will learn to make the so-called temporary tattoos, body and face paintings.
Teenage years are the peak of the search for the alternative, very often the yearning for independence is manifested by deforming/decorating one's body/appearance and by provocative behaviour.
More and successively younger people tend to cover their bodies with permanent marks, of which tattoos and piercing are the most popular.
Does a youngster recognise at all how fast his/her taste of music, preference of hairdo and style of clothing alternates? The aim of the Body Art course is to come to the conclusion together with the youngsters that the world is so rich in patterns, figures, jewellery, etc. So why tie oneself to only one of these for ever? Every day when we leave home we display a personal exhibit; wouldn't it be nice if this so-called exhibition was acknowledged and in harmony with one's inner drive.
In the performing art unit the possibilities of interdisciplinary self-expression will be discussed. Youngsters interested in arts will get an exciting and legal channel to express their seething emotions and maturing conception of the world.
The series of workshops " isBODYisART" enables young people to study different fields of communication in expressing their points of view. The courage of synthesising different practices of self-expression may be the key to success of a future business manager, teacher, engineer, semiotician, etc.