Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing, was accompanied by an artist-devised programme of performance and panel discussions, public workshops and engagement opportunities for the public, families and schools.
Each event features a full length screening of You Don’t Actually Die, a film of a satirical stand up comedian.
19.1.13, 2-5pm. Meet the artist.
Artist in Conversation- Saturday 23rd Feb, 2-4:30pm
Intersections between art and psychology
The artist in conversation with psychologist Laura Kemmis. This will include some audience interaction and performative elements.
This event devised by Kai-Oi Jay Yung is an opportunity to examine the themes and artist processes behind Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing, including truth and narrative, the senses and editing technique and importance of time in her work. There will also be exploration of the intersection between art and psychology in conversation with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Laura Kemmis who features in one of the video works ‘A Plan For Nigel’. She will also consider conditions as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to grounding strategies, and the audience will have an opportunity to take part in mindfulness exercises.
Will include some audience interaction
Artist in Conversation with Grundy Art Gallery
Kai-Oi Jay Yung will lead a workshop looking closely at the works and their impact on the audience. She will focus on ‘You Don’t Actually Die’ video piece and consider issues related to comedy and detachment and issues of the self. This will be followed by a conversation between the artist and Grundy’s Kerry Vasilou, exploring the techniques and motivations of the exhibition and the artist’s practice and development.
Artist in Conversation with clinical psychologist Helen Caird
Kai-Oi Jay Yung will be joined in conversation with Helen Caird, a clinical psychologist featuring in A Plan For Nigel, one of the four video works in the exhibition. Drawing on techniques of narrative therapy, Helen will talk with the artist about the focal themes, including suffering, trauma and the artist’s motivations. Together they will consider crossings between psychology and art- Helen on psychological ideas, solutions and narrative techniques and how this relates to the artist and her practice process and interpretation. The needs of artist and her investigations will also be examined, as well as the resolution of the exhibition in relation to the artist’s own experiences and intentions. In terms of clinical psychological treatment some grounding exercises will consider how the audience may re-remember important aspects of their own lives and process them, and how the works themselves may impact the audience.
See Images of works
See related Videos
On Suffering essay
See Families and Schools Workshops
See gallery talk footage, coming soon
See press coverage