This week with the YDUK and MIND workshops our theme was : Behind the Balcony, and we were constructing an imaginary picture of the space that lies behind us or supports us, or perhaps, what we are coming from. It was great to have Tess Anderson with us from OYAP Stepping up programme.
Participants from both groups brought in photos of their own and also worked with the pictures they took last week, to make a collaged image, building up a symbolic structure of their thoughts around this space.
After a little while of settling into the idea of making free associations and extending one image into another without getting too worried about making a conventional picture everyone seemed to get really absorbed by the activity and the collages that resulted were full of energy and imagination, each one offering very different and intriguing interpretations.
The images generated will feed into the video work that results from all the workshops, and be referenced in the backdrop to the figure on the balcony. Here are a few of the great images the participants made. Lovely work everyone!