Summer Workshop • August 6-12, 2023
Memories, dreams, fantasies and myths.
“Dreams are private myths; myths are public dreams” Joseph Campbell, American Mythologist.
Use the ancient town of Ronciglione and the woods, lake and villages in the area as a platform to explore your subconscious story, what lies within you. For a week you will be guided via group tutorials, tailored feedback and experimentation to add images to an ongoing project or start a new one. Rediscover and reconnect with your inner voice.
You will have group meetings, one to one tutorials with Eva and dedicated time to walk, think, and reflect. Every day will have a mixture of set tasks, meetings and opportunities for self-discovery. We will use art therapy techniques and encourage a subjective approach to storytelling.
Day 1: Introduction to the workshop and presentation of your portfolios. Work on your preferred myth. Eva will give you short briefs related to her favourite myths, such as: Orpheus and Eurydice, Persephone, Aegeus, the Minotaur, Mnemosyne and Lethe, etc.
Day 2: Visualise a recurring or vivid dream or nightmare you had.
Day 3: Revisit your myth task. Mix it with your dream/nightmare task.
Day 4: Work on a series of self-portraits based on your fantasies.
Day 5: Final editing and an opportunity to practice basic bookbinding and create a dummy of your images. You can use material you already have, writings, and photos you shot during the workshop. A printer will be available.
VENUE – Villa Lina, Ronciglione, Italy
LODGING & MEALS see info on Summer workshops
I am a photographer and educator based in Brighton, UK.
My studies include a BSc in Law, an MA in Photography, a foundation in Art Therapy and a PGCE in Further Education. I have created my own workshops on Subjective Photography and autobiographical storytelling and deliver them internationally. In 2014 I was invited from ISSP, as one of the 6 international experts, to deliver a workshop as part of the Contemporary Self Portrait Project. My teaching includes elements of Art Therapy.
Mythology, memory, fantasy and the unconscious form the basis for my creativity. My project Traces Within has been awarded honourable mentions at the 2008 and 2009 PX3 Paris Photography Prize competition in the category of fine art student and has been internationally recognized and exhibited among other places at 2009 Arles juried festival Voies Off, 2010 Rome Fotografia Festival in MACRO Museum of Contemporary Arts, BOM gallery in Seoul, Menier and HOST gallery in London. The dummy Traces Within was selected for the F Photobook Show in Tokyo Institute of Photography in 2014.
Since 2008 I have been working collaboratively and inter-generationally on the family archives of my tiny village Drakona in Crete. My dummy Family Photo Sketch Book: The Drakona Block was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Kassel International Photobook Dummy Award (exhibited in Goethe Institute-Ankara, MIA Image Art Fair-Milan, PhotoIreland-Dublin, IED-Madrid, The Photobook Museum-Cologne, Fotogaleriet-Oslo, Le Bal-Paris, Fotoleggendo-Rome, Paraty Em Foco-Paraty, Madalena Workshops-Sao Paolo, FORMAT and Liverpool International Photography Festivals, Athens Photo Festival-Athens.)
In 2015 I was selected for the Magnum Professional Practice Masterclass in London.
Since January 2016 I am an associate tutor at University of Sussex and at International Study Group, teaching photography.
In 2020 I self-published my book Traces Within, designed by Emily Macaulay with an intro by Vanessa Winship. All 800 copies are hand bound by me.
More info/exhibitions/etc: https://www.evavoutsaki.com/bio.html