Loyal to its mission since 2000, to create and support people’s initiatives within the 4 pillars of [Arts – Sciences – Innovation – Social Impact], ARTos Foundation is announcing a new series of workshops, called “Open Minds Workshops” (O.M.W).
More specifically, the purpose of this series of workshops is:
1. To give the opportunity to the audience to learn about subjects that at the moment are not easily accessible.
2. To stimulate creativity and to reinforce audience’s knowledge and skills, through subjects related to several fields such as arts, economy, science, innovation, culinary art, health, environment, education, politics, etc.
3. To support Foundation’s running expenses – as an alternative way ofcrowd funding – in order to continueoffering its valuable services to the local society.
4. To maximise Foundation’s impact to the society as a form of exchange between a symbolic donation and a return of knowledge/experience to the audience/ society.
The first Open Minds Workshop will be offered on the 23rd of May and has the title “Samuel Beckett and the Art of Memory”
During this workshop, the internationally recognised Beckett scholar, Paul Stewart, explores the themes of art and memory in Beckett’s drama. Focusing on two plays – Krapp’s Last Tape and Footfalls – Stewart raises issues such as the processes of memory and whether technology is an aid or a hindrance to access out past selves.
Through Beckett as a starting point, the session will question what is to remember and whether we experience a recovery of a past self or a rupture with the person we once were. Finally, can art, or the simple task of journal-keeping, really heal the rift between past and present selves?
Later in the same week, attendees will get the opportunity to enjoy Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape and Footfalls live at Artos.
Paul Stewart is Professor of Literature at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He is the author of two books on Beckett: Sex and Aesthetics in Samuel Beckett’s Works (Palgrave 2011) and Zone of Evaporation: Samuel Beckett’s Disjunctions (Rodopi, 2006). He is a regular contributor to The Journal of Beckett Studies and Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd’hui. He is also a creative writer; his first novel Now Then was published by Armida Press in 2014 and his first volume of poetry, And Other Elsewheres appeared in 2009.
Participation – Donation fee: €20
Registrations by 19th of May 2017, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the telephone 22-445456.