‘The Other Museum’ activity for ‘Miquel Barceló. Metamorphosis’
If to travel is to create a path, and a path is made by walking, then to write is already to travel, or to move from place to place. Travel, as the subject for writing based on the work of Miquel Barceló, will be biting its own tail in this workshop by Juan Bonilla, in which writing will be treated like a journey. From where, and where to? Each participant decides for themself. Travel literature is full of personal experiences and fantasies: the knight errant setting out on his journey, convinced by books that this is where his destiny lies, is as much of a traveller as Dante’s character, who enters hell in order to enter the bowels of the earth, and history; a youngster who never leaves his bedroom is no less a traveller than one who decides to travel round the world just to see what happens.
So, in this workshop, we will try to look at the journey of writing, and writing about the journey, without losing sight of what each participant wants to do, with no distinction between literary genres and without giving the word “journey” a strict definition so that, from the very start it can embrace the whole of literature.
In the knowledge that there are no golden rules or theories in literature, that each person has their own voice and that no two journeys are the same, workshop participants will be asked about the journey they want to write about. They will be given practical exercises linked to their own personal aims and their “journey” will be closely monitored. To write is to make choices and the aim of this workshop is precisely that: to help participants take decisions that enable their journey to be set down in writing.
Dates and times: Saturday, 17th April, 11.00am to 1.30pm; Saturday, 24th April, 11.30am to 1.30pm; Saturday, 8th May from 11.30am to 1.30pm and Saturday, 15th May from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Places: 12 people Price: 80€. Includes the temporary exhibition Miquel Barceló. Metamorphosis
Workshop given by Juan Bonilla and Ada Valero del Río