We are very excited to be able to invite you to our next Pluralogue CPD event, ‘The Mirror’.
With: Fiona Yaron-Field
Date: Sunday 12 May 2019
About the topic
“The artist is looking through the camera to see his life better.”Robert Frank
“From the late 1980s, I turned the camera in the direction of my own intimate and private world. I stopped looking outside myself to the other and intuitively began to use the camera to facilitate a deeper understanding of myself.
Through this process I started to investigate what might be integral to photography that made this a therapeutic tool.
To further understand I went to study Arts Psychotherapy and there I realised that photography was not alone in its therapeutic value, still its relationship to ‘reality’ gives this medium a particular place which I’d like to consider in this talk.
My subject matter has changed with me as I have matured over my life, and has reflected, like a diary, my lived experience. As I have reflected on these aspects of self and my relationship to others, I have also considered what I have internalized about being a woman. Making art is a personal, political and transformative process.”
Fiona’s Pluralogue will consider how her background as a psychotherapist has influenced her art practice, and how her art practice has helped her to integrate her experiences as a psychotherapist.
She will be showing images from ongoing projects and thinking how she has used this medium as a mirror to develop a better understanding of unconscious processes. She will consider how photographs can contain and communicate very powerful feelings.
While her work is personal, she believes that intimate stories can transcend themselves to comment and reflect on wider social and cultural issues.
This Pluralogue may lead to the creation of a joint creative space in which participants can be supported to create new work, share their artistic process and think about work from a psycho therapeutic perspective.
About Fiona Yaron-Field
Fiona originally trained as an arts psychotherapist and more recently psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is informed by a pluralist model and has a relational approach.
In 2008 she published Up Close (Bunker Hill Publishing), a book which describes, through image and text, her relationship with her daughter Ophir who has Down’s Syndrome.
Fiona has participated in symposiums, publications, podcasts and international exhibitions. Alongside her art practice she has worked as a psychotherapist for a charity that offers psychotherapy to vulnerable women with complex needs, PTSD, substance misuse, domestic violence and sex working.
Currently she works as a psychodynamic counsellor with students at City University, runs art therapy groups and has a private practice in north London.
About the Pluralogue
For those new to this event, the Pluralogue is a space where we get together to both learn and socialise, meet some new colleagues and find out what others are up to, as well as enjoy some food and drink whilst digesting new ideas.
The term ‘Pluralogue’ was coined by Doron many years ago, to depict moving beyond monologue to dialogue: to pluralogue (the conversation of many). We hope to learn together and from each other in the form of a learning community in a friendly atmosphere with the added fun of dining together.
The added bonus is that we structure it as a CPD event so you will be able to count it as CPD hours (a CPD certificate will be provided as well).
3pm–3.30pm: Tea break
Places cost £35.
To confirm your booking please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply with details of how to pay.
Please use your name + PL24 as reference.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Darren, Dianne, Doron and Cressy
07848 013 328
07426 336 322
Image by Fiona Yaron-Field.