by ADELE JA
The talks are interspersed with small experiences and interactions, sensitive to different needs and preferences in the audience. Languages: Swedish, English or Danish.
DISEASE AS REVOLUTION - AND MEANING AS MEDICINE
"Why do we have so many pandemics of noncommunicable disease? If we are not infecting each other, what is the cause? And if we would look as these pandemics as a revolution, a movement of resistance from within ourselves, what would be their message? Here is my experience of healing from a decade of chronic pain, on that background"
(ca 40 min)
RETURNING TO NATURE, WHILE STAYING IN THE CITY
"One day, many years ago, I picked up a leaflet about how to save water when using a washing machine. I was curious and expected a positive experience in alignment with my interest in sustainability. Instead, I was utterly bored and annoyed. At first I wouldn´t accept my reaction, but when I started looking into it I found eco-psychology and researchers like Joan Macy. That started a very unexpected journey back to nature, while staying the city…"
(ca 40 min)
HEALTH IN ARTS
"Arts-In-Health is a quickly expanding field, where art, artists and creative expressions get involved in healthcare and health promotion. What does that mean to arts and the artist? What is the difference from art therapy? These creative health interventions are often evaluated and justified by medical and measurable results. But could we as artists work differently, and thereby change the game entirely? Who is actually ill and who will decide that? Can site-specific, immersive artwork re-define disease and meaning-making?"
(ca 45 min)