Photography For Good Featured Programme: FREE Participatory Art Workshop by artist Kei Franklin

Event Date 18 Jan 2023 (Wed), 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Venue Athena Room (located next to the North Spine food court, level 2)
Organiser ADM (Email :  Tel/Fax : +6513 8679)

Event Info

Workshop Synopsis

In this workshop, participants will be invited to engage with multiple ways of knowing as a means of deepening their sense of connection (to themselves, to each other, and to their artwork).

They will learn to engage not only their intellectual and emotional knowledge but also their embodied and intuitive knowledge. They will learn how to ask their bodies questions and how to listen for the answers. They will gain a deeper appreciation for the clarity and strength of their intuitive voice. Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper experiential understanding of their capacity to know — in ways that might surprise them.

During the workshop, each participant will be supported to gain deeper clarity and insight about a question/challenge that they are currently facing in relation to their creative practice.

In advance of the workshop, you are encouraged to reflect on a question/challenge that feels alive for you and that you would like to bring. During the workshop, we will support one another to discover ways to integrate our embodied and intuitive wisdom in order to each move forward with more clarity and ease.

The workshop will draw upon somatic modalities like systemic embodied coaching, Family Constellations, and Theatre of the Oppressed. It will be participatory and active.

Details: Wear clothes that you can move comfortably in. Bring something to write with / on.

Artist Bio

Kei Franklin is a facilitator, coach, organiser, and artist. Central to her practice is the belief that the power dynamics that sustain broad systems of injustice are reflected in our relational lives. Any meaningful change, therefore, must involve intervention in the inter- and intra-personal realm.

Kei’s creative practice takes on various forms - from performance to music to the written word. In her creative work Kei is currently exploring: the plurality of truth in the context of conflict; the futile quest for purity in a compromised world ; humour as a tool for resistance; and the conditions that nurture political conscientisation. She does her best to involve food whenever possible. Kei is a co-lead and editor-in-chief of Brack, a Singapore-based art collective and platform for socially-engaged art. 

Kei’s coaching practice is informed by her training in both ontological coaching and somatic modalities like systemic embodied coaching, Family Constellations and Social Presencing Theatre. She invites clients to engage with their intuitive and embodied knowledge as she supports them to put their own wisdom into action. She is a graduate from the Academy of Coaching Excellence and is an Associate Certified Coach, accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Kei grew up in a lively family in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico (USA) where she is currently building a straw-bale timber frame house from the ground up with her brothers. She spent three years in Eswatini, and called Singapore home from 2013 to 2020. She was a scholar at the Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa, and graduated as part of the inaugural class of Yale-NUS College in Singapore. 

Kei is embedded in and sustained by a web of kin who are usually located in Singapore, the UK, Eswatini, and various parts of the USA. All that she does emerges from processes of dialogue with friends.

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