Inclusion – Dissolving barriers

LANGUAGE  English
AGE  teens, adults
WHEN Sat 2nd March 5 - 7 pm; Sun 3rd March - from 11 am
WHERE Rua Red
DROP IN - no ticket required. Free event

Anca - Escaping patternsA place, a time, a space dedicated to all people from all cultures and backgrounds.
The aim of this public engagement art workshop is to empower the participant, both children and adults, through art making. To touch a deeper level of themselves and their identities, to freely express their feelings through art by using and including within the artworks words from their Mother Tongue. Not only will we learn new words but also new meanings and thus share experiences that can bring unity to a diverse community.
The workshop is dedicated to everyone, no matter their cultural background. Its aim is to bring together people from different nationalities. Through the process of creation it will show participants the common patterns we all share, the importance of discovering other people's cultures, and the importance of including their own identity within the space they are living. Through the acceptance of all the nuances that form our identities and the place we live, will help us to better understand ourselves and others, bringing positive social change along with it.

Anca Danila

Born in 1982 in Romania, Anca Danila graduated with a degree and an MFA from the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions in institutions and galleries around the world.
Through her works, the artist, who regularly travels between Bistrita, Romania and Dublin, demonstrates her interest in anthropology and contemporary sociology. The artist explores transitions between geographical zones and cultural identities. Her creations display the contemporary individual who creates different types of identities for themselves, constructed from social, cultural, or familial factors and the contrast between someone’s real and virtual identity. What they experience and live is, in fact, a continuing renegotiated relationship between the real identity and the constructed ones.
“The words are energy and create realities, it only depends on us how we use them in order to create our own reality”
(Anca Danila)