Venue: TBD Time: TBD
Age Group: Open to All
Max Participants per Workshop: 10
Neighbouring Frontiers is a simple art project where Ana will be the art director. The participants will have to define a personal project and cross a frontier that they fear near them with a camera and produce a consistent piece of art with it.
Ana believes that once a person has faced their fears, they have opened a door in their mind. She hopes that this project will create more peace and hope for our society.
She will help the students, both technically and intellectually, to achieve and structure their work over 6 to 8 sessions, at the end of which time they should each have an artwork that will be exhibited at the festival.
This project started in 2013 in Vitry sur Seine, very near Paris where the children are very poor and half of the population lives in housing projects. I was leading art workshops, in collaboration with the city and UNICEF. The idea for this workshop came from reflections about my past and about humans in society.
I believe that as a historian coming from a family who went through two failed revolutions (in Cuba and Russia), that a society that doesn’t raise hope in people’s mind by crossing social, mental, personal, familial, or geographic frontiers is a society that segregates people by maintaining an unfair system that does not generate hope and well-being.
I do hope for a better world and my work as an artist is to strive towards what I believe humans should evolve into.
Please come with your own cameras/smartphones.
Ana Bloom is a French photographer, art director and visual artist. After completing a BA in History and a Master Pro in Visual Art, she worked as a fashion producer, and as a photo assistant for renowned French portrait and fashion photographers. She launched her personal career in 1998, collaborating with magazines like Libération, Télérama, Marie Claire, Dazed and Confused, The Independent, Cosmopolitan, the trend company “Studio Edelkoort”, Milk Magazine, le Monde, and Private, among others. Some of the biggest international brands have relied on her to build their image. Her art revolves around questions of identity and questions our relationship with nature and the environment. She has also worked on assignments for cultural institutions, creating art workshops for children in housing projects, which are sponsored by UNICEF. Her art has been collected by Contemporary Art Fond, and The Berezdivin Collection in Puerto Rico, and exhibited in France and the United States of America. She currently teaches at the Paris College of Art.
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