Cyanotype Workshop

On Saturday, March 24, at 11 am, organized by the LABi team, under the EMERGENTS program of the University of Valencia with the collaboration of the City Council, the Cyanotype Workshop by Silvia Giménez.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • - Make the neighborhood reach an old and almost forgotten reproduction technique such as cyanotype.
  • - Use objects, that the assistants have contributed, that have connection with the neighborhood of Carmen to create compositions.
  • - Combine ideas and stimulate the creativity of the participants.

 

Among other applications of cyanotype, we highlight, following the commitment of the La Posta Foundation with the Art and Health movement, its use in recent times as a form of artistic expression in therapies against dementia.

“Cognitive, emotional and idea generation stimulation are widely used resources to delay the progression of the disease and the loss of functions. Therefore, cognitive training programs are emerging, important for the non-pharmacological treatment of people affected by Alzheimer’s, which are considered fundamental, and new proposals for workshops related to art in general and artistic activities in particular are born. Art can contribute and artists can contribute, within their possibilities, to make the living conditions of many people more bearable, provide means to feel better about yourself, isolate yourself from unpleasant environments, acquire self-confidence, feel a little happier. The goal of art is not to cure, but it can help to humanize the healing processes and the environments in which they develop (Belver, 2011, p.12). Zaidel (2010) describes art as a specifically human activity, related with abstract and symbolic cognition. Skills and artistic creativity, unlike language, are associated with wide, diverse and redundant brain areas, which justify the persistence of their functionality, even in the case of people suffering from some type of dementia” [Moreno-Sáez, C, Gutiérrez-Párraga, T. (2017): “Cyanotype as a means of training and implementation of artistic activities for educators working with Alzheimer’s patients”, in Art, Individual and Society, 29 (Special Issue), 109-126].