‘Homeless but not less’ is a co-creative project involving women without a fixed home, a photographer and an art therapist, and which is built around the notion of identity. The project was carried out through various art therapy workshops:
- Self-portrait: to pose, to look at yourself in a mirror, and to try to draw yourself with kindness. This allows us to take the time to pause and reflect on the image we have of ourselves.
- Writing work – life story: rather than only speaking on their behalf, we pass the pen to the participants so they can find their own words to accompany their photo portrait.
The photographer was part of the whole process, not only taking photos but also creating a bond with the participants. “Exposing” yourself in front of a camera is never easy, after all. She took the time to talk with each woman, to present the different possibilities (e.g. an anonymous portrait, black and white etc.) and to get comfortable with each other.
The project culminates in an exhibition of photo portraits and self-portraits. During the opening of the exhibition, some participants will speak to the audience.
- Espace 16Arts, rue Rossini 16, 1070 Anderlecht
- official opening: Thursday 23 September 2021 at 17.00
- exhibition: from 23 to 25 September and from 30 September to 2 October 2021
– Thursday & Friday from 16.00 to 20.00
– Saturday from 10.00 to 16.00
- free admission
- download the poster
- afterwards, the exhibition will travel to other locations in Brussels