Fou Classroom: Drama Therapy Workshop by Yang Yi
Time | 时间：2017. 6. 3, 7:00–9:00pm
Location | 地点：Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY, 11221 否画廊, 纽约布鲁克林区Jefferson大道410号#1
Ticket | 费用： $15 \ $10(with Student ID)
Language | 语言：Mandarin/English 中文/英文
Fou Gallery is delighted to invite you to join the Drama Therapy Workshop presented by Yang Yi on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7-9pm. The workshop is inspired by Fou Gallery's current exhibition Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story. Licensed therapist Yang Yi designs a special workshop to offer participants the chance to tell and act out their own stories. Creative art, including music, art, drama and dance, has the potential for healing. As an active and experimental approach, drama therapy leads to change and transformation through the medium of theater and drama. During this workshop, participants will be able to rehearse desired behaviors and perform the changes they wish to be and see in the world.
Robert Landy’s role theory and role method is one of the three major approaches of drama therapy in North American. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to role theory through the Hero's Journey, an application of role method in clinical settings. The two-hour workshop consists of brief introduction to drama therapy theory, warm-up, embodied activities and feedback.
After the workshop, Fou Gallery will invite all the audience for an artist tour for Fou Gallery’s current exhibition Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story.
About Yang Yi：
Yi Yang, graduated from New York University’s Drama Therapy master program, has been interning and working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including acute psychiatric inpatient units, outpatient programs, schools, community centers, etc. Yi is practicing with her Licensed Creative Art Therapist Limited Permit (LCAT-LP) throughout the greater New York City area, and is going to become the first Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) from mainland China this October.
About the Exhibition：
Chen Dongfan: You Know My Name, Not My Story present artist Chen Dongfan’s latest drawing series Half a Man, as well as a single-channel video installation In Bliss Until Eternity. While the Half a Man series continues Chen’s long-term exploration of portrait painting, it is also an homage to the late artist Mike Kelley (1954–2012). The exhibition’s Chinese title Luo Man Shi (罗曼史) is a transliteration of the English word “romance.” In Chinese, this word is typically used to denote an anthology of romantic stories or a technique of narrating romantic stories. However, if viewers expect romantic stories from the artworks because of this title, they might be disappointed by the artist’s next message: “You will never know my story.” Chen’s refusal of explanatory narratives, in fact, expands viewers’ possible interpretations of the works. While the exhibition teases viewers with its playful manner, it also allows them to examine their preconceptions of various identities and to ponder the relationship between the artist and his social and cultural background.
否画廊的展览《陈栋帆：罗曼史》展出艺术家陈栋帆最新纸上绘画作品《毛绒人偶》系列和单频录像《快乐直到永远》等。其中，《毛绒人偶》系列在延续了艺术家对于肖像画长期探索的同事，也是对艺术家麦克·凯利（Mike Kelley）作品的致敬。罗曼史由英文Romance直译而来，本意即浪漫。出于对语言的习惯性理解，人们对于命名为“史”的事物多 抱有宏大叙事的期待，罗曼史因而常常成为浪漫故事的集成篇，抑或是讲述浪漫故事的一种方法。然而， 若是观者正因展览前半部分名称而期待着一系列故事的发生，艺术家则立即作出了自己的回应：你不会知道我的故事。艺术家对讲解式表述的拒绝，实则为观者的阅读开启了更多的可能性。展览用略显戏谑的口 吻与观众打趣，审视日常生活中人对异己身份的认知方式，并思考艺术家与其所处社会文化的关系。