Saturday Encounters | The Powerplant – Fall 2015


We are learning how to accept and understand diversity- yet diversity is not limited to outward appearances or cultural differences. We are diverse on the inside too.
Our experiences as we move through the world, this life are far more diverse than our appearances or what we eat.

How we experience the world, how we make sense of our experiences and the langauge we adopt – the words we choose to describe and share our experiences is an area ripe for exploration and the arts have a key role in that.

We are delighted to be collaborating with  artist Dora Garcia on I SEE WORDS, I HEAR VOICES.

We invite you visit the exhibition and explore questions like:

  • How do we share extra–ordinary experiences with others?
  • How do we share and describe experiences not easily understood by a simple understanding of the senses?
  • How does language help and impede our ability to describe and share experiences with others – especially when they don’t have similar experiences themselves?

If some peoples’ experiences lead to them being treated as outsiders then who is truly outside – those having the experiences or those who don’t?

Visit on Saturday and you have additional opportunity to join in conversation wit an expert by experience, sharing some of what they experience- more below.

I SEE WORDS, I HEAR VOICES

Dora Garcia | The Powerplant | 25th Sep 2015 to 3rd Jan 2016
FREE

Saturday Encounters | sharing a diversity of experiences, perceptions and language

Each Saturday Experts by Experience will join in conversation with gallery visitors, responding to the exhibition,  sharing something of their own experiences, how they make sense of what they experience and the language they choose to describe and share their experiences with others..

  • Saturday 26th Sep 2015
    Kevin Healey will kick-off the series on Saturday 25th September.

the powerplant

mad madrigal

Image: Mad Madrigal by Dora Garcia

 

Saturday Encounters

Saturday Encounters | Sharing a diversity of experience, perception and language

Each Saturday experts by experience will describe in words of their choosing a part of what they see, hear or otherwise sense and perceive. In that way we will share personal insights into living with experiences that may seem extraordinary and therefore not easily conveyed to others.

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