Donald Rodney, The house of my father, 1996-7, photo copyright Andrea Nelki, Courtesy of the estate of Donald G Rodney
‘These cards effectively combine thought-provoking contemporary art images with stimulating questions that highlight themes relating to social identity, gender and the meanings we give to our experiences. They will be very useful for art therapists, teachers and parents.'
Diane Waller OBE (Professor of Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths, University of London)
The boxed set includes:
- 20 cards with artworks by contemporary international artists
- question and discussion prompts relating to each image
- suggestions for use in different contexts: small groups, class settings, individual or group therapy settings and at home
- activities to encourage creativity: art making, storytelling and creative play
Who are you? Where are you going? is designed for use across age groups. The themes covered relate to how we form our sense of self and give shape to our identity, which is rooted in social and emotional histories. They are revealed or hidden in our personal and cultural belief systems, values and attitudes.
By mapping our emotional and social histories, we are increasing our insight into who we are and where we come from. Understanding and making sense of our histories enables us to make more informed decisions over where we are going and what we want from our lives and relationships.
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Shiraz Bayjoo, Los Carpinteros, Sokari Douglas Camp, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Yara El-Sherbini, Alex Flemming, Diana Fonseca, Aya Haidar, NS Harsha, Permindar Kaur, Anthony Key, Hew Locke, Otobong Nkanga, Lucy Orta, Wilfredo Prieto, Donald Rodney, Zineb Sedira, Susan Stockwell, Fiona Tan
Co-developed and published by Iniva and A Space
A short demonstration video with ideas for creative use of the cards: