SOUND IMPRINT #2 – Therapeutic Artivism during the Pandemic
BUCHAREST – The VAR Cultural Association is launching the second edition of the “Sound Imprint” project, through a series of ten online workshops dedicated to hearing-impaired youth from different regions of the country. The selection process will take place in December 2021, and between January and March, sixteen young people (between 14-18 years old), wearers of cochlear implants/hearing prostheses, will be led in a whole therapeutic process by a team of professionals. In the weekly sessions, play therapy, drama therapy, percussion and puppet-making techniques will be applied. Registrations can be made to the email address email@example.com until December 20, 2021. The evolution of the project can be followed on the Facebook page “Amprenta Sunetului.”
The implementation team (drama therapist, percussionist, puppeteer, documentarian, and visual artist) aims to affirm the identity of the participants, express the challenges they face and improve resilience mechanisms and strategies. The final stage of the project will lead to the creation of a medium-length film resulting exclusively from the contributions of young people and reflecting their experiences.
The organizers propose a new way of communication, relating to the sensory and emotional reality of the target group as well as an artistic binder in facilitating social dialogue between this group and the general public. It simultaneously launches a challenge for collective involvement in the promotion of tolerance and diversity, starting a public awareness campaign through mediating the project. The mid-length release will take place both online and at an event organized in Bucharest.