It is with great honor that Coletivo Amarelo invites visual artist Natália Loyola (@NatLoyola) to mediate WAYS OF SEEING workshop and share her artistic research, thus creating an environment for dialogue about the construction and consumption of images. Critical and independent research on visual cultures is essential in the contemporary world and serves as an instrument for in-depth understanding of the spaces we circulate. The Coletivo’s main purpose is to promote meetings that challenge traditional ways of thinking and studying art, while bringing together different audiences interested in expanding their personal understanding of artistic practices and creative initiatives.
The union of independent artists such as Natália with educational initiatives is responsible for publishing updated forms of art studies. Loyola’s research and image-building practice is conducted in a meticulous and inviting manner, making Ways of Seeing workshop a special opportunity to immerse yourself within the study of images without prerequisite knowledge on the subject. All are welcome.
Ways of Seeing seeks to encourage a brief reflection on images, whether produced images or archive/reference images. The idea is not to offer formulas or answers for the construction of a narrative, but rather to discuss together the possibilities of visual thoughts from the collections of images produced in the workshop by the participants. Discussions about what they are and how we deal with our references and why we make certain combinations of images will be one of the pillars for us to think about, after all, the construction of these visual collections goes beyond aesthetic choices - it’s about combining layers of meaning, emotion and rhythm. Why do certain images capture our attention and others do not? How do they get our attention? These are some of the questions proposed by the workshop.
Introduction of all workshop participants
Brief presentation on the invisibleness of the image from the Aesthetics of Wound chapter of the book The Salvation of the Beautiful by Byung-Chul Han.
Brief discussion about the concepts presented.
Composition of a collection of images from the choice of themes selected by the workshop participants
Presentation of image collections
Posting and/or formatting edits of image collection compositions.
*Each participant will receive a PDF with the theoretical references presented
Format / time / mode
1 day / 3h / online / free / Portuguese / General public
About the organizers:
Natália Loyola has a degree in Social Communication - Journalism (PUC Campinas) and is finishing her Master’s in Anthropology - Visual Cultures at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His research is based on the construction of visual territorial markers of her own migratory process, all seen from her interactions with the city and its inhabitants. In November 2021, Natália participated in the group exhibition SURROUNDINGS, curated by Coletivo Amarelo. The photographs presented in the exhibition stem from her personal archive of memories, but also from her ability to map her own imaginary fields through the appropriation of physical spaces.
Stephanie Wruck is an independent curator/art researcher and the founder of Coletivo Amarelo. Stephanie seeks for experimental curatorial methodologies within the art world through themed discussions and open educational dialogue. She closely works with emerging artists by researching and promoting their work.