08.11.2022 - 07.12.2022
Maison du Savoir, Esch-Belval
Project PartnerArt as Experience
'My Echo, My Shadow and Me' is an art and social project on the topic of how digital culture influences the identity of younger generations and how technological tools (e.g. cameras, smartphones and social media) can be used as a method of investigation and understanding of the self and one’s own community. The project has regular autobiographical workshops at its core, led by artist and facilitator Cristina Nuñez between February and June 2022, and involving groups of local young people (15-26) that will produce participative artworks with an autobiographical focus and a social ethos. The workshops will involve three groups:
1: Young people with addictions, in collaboration with Impuls Association.
2: Young immigrant workers, in collaboration with Ryse and Passarell Associations.
3: Adolescents at a local secondary school.
Nuñez will hold all the SPEX workshops, assisted by a small group of young local people, who will be trained as SPEX facilitators by Nuñez in 2021. Professionals and social workers who work with youth will also attend a SPEX workshop in 2021 (see project dossier).
Additionally, the groups will meet with curator Carolina Lio on how participative art helps shaping communities and empowering youth; the group will meet again with Lio to prepare an exhibition presenting the outcome of the workshops. The exhibition will be held at the University of Luxembourg in Esch, made accessible online through a dedicated website, and accompanied by a publication.
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08.11.2022 - 07.12.2022 • 09:00 - 20:00
My Echo, My Shadow and Me
- Visual Arts
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Cristina Nuñez is a self-taught artist photographer and video-maker, whose works have been shown in exhibitions worldwide, published in monographic and collective books and are part of private and public collections. Since 2004 Nuñez is the creator and facilitator of The Self-Portrait Experience dispositive, involving over 3700 people around the world. In 2020 Nuñez obtained a PhD in research on her practice and on SPEX at the University of Derby, UK.
Carolina Lio (1984, Italy) is an independent curator and university lecturer based in London. She is founding director of Looking Forward, London; curator at Visible, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto / Fondazione Zegna, Italy; associate curator at The Self-Portrait Experience, Switzerland; and associate curator at ACAVA, London.
Paul di Felice (1953, Differdange, Luxembourg) is a Doctor in Visual Arts and Senior Lecturer in Art History and Art Pedagogy at the University of Luxembourg. He has been a workshop leader of the annual Art Workshop organised by Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg, since 1998. He is an independent curator of international contemporary photography exhibitions and he co-organises the European Month of Photography (www.emoplux.lu).