The Art Department of WE-Hope was born. Threshold and Di + are part of it.
One of the reflections born within the AD is how to be able to trigger a creative process specific to contemporary art starting from the members of the team. An activator from the relational point of view in function of the socially engaged approach. An experience that is born from unresolved questions.
Can you connect trauma to creativity and innovation at WE-Hope? Can we connect our own trauma to the trauma of the "others" we interview? Are we willing to expose our trauma to the gaze of "others"? Can we connect trauma to the possible plurality of viewpoints until we have no fixed point from which to look at things? The role of the arts is to ask questions that are often uncomfortable. The role of the arts is to find connections that flow into poetic landscapes. One example of all is Gothic architecture which, in order to find a way to realize its aspiration for light and spiritual elevation, produced innovation by building its own carpentry made of modified tools and unprecedented capabilities. Body and tools have allowed brick after brick, to realize the dream. This is why the arts do what others do not.
To speak of war, covid, memory is to speak of trauma. Etymology is a first step toward carpentry.
tràuma s. m. [from gr. τραῦμα (-ατος) "wound"] (pl. -i). - In medicine, a lesion produced in the body by any agent capable of sudden, rapid, and violent action: t. cranial; t. disease; to suffer, to report trauma. In obstetrics, birth t., that suffered by the infant during expulsion through the birth canal. 2. a. In psychology and psychoanalysis, psychic t., a disturbance of the psychic state produced by an event with a notable emotional charge. b. extens. and fig. A serious alteration in the normal psychic state of an individual, consequent to sad, painful, negative experiences and events, which disturb and disorientate: for the poor girl, the departure of her son for America was a t.; flunking out was a t. for him; she has not yet recovered from the t. of being fired.
ORIGIN: ancient Greek τραῦμα, -ατος "1.wound 2.crack 3.defeat."
ORIGIN: Sanskrit चोट cut आहत be wounded "tarâmi". The root "tar-tra" indicates violent movement and passage against time, passing beyond.
yesimēti k'ewisi የስሜት ቀውስ AMARICO
տրավմա travma ARMENIAN
ট্রমা Ṭramā BENGALESE
traŭma траўма BIELORUSSIAN
travma травма BULGARIAN
chòk HAITIAN CREOL
trauma WESTERN FRISIAN
t'ravma ტრავმა GEORGIAN
trávma τραύμα GREEK
traama ट्रामा HINDI
trauma траума MACEDONIAN
travma травма RUSSIAN
trauma траума SERBOIC
travma травма UKRAINIAN
travme טראַוומע YIDDISH
Do we share a common motif in trauma?
The questions are open and an art experiment on trauma is underway in WE-Hope.
The results will be the litmus test.
This article was written by Di +
Photos by lauramorelli.eu from the ongoing “trauma deconstruction experience”