The ongoing project 'The Licensed Fool' is a workshop with Bjørn Venø where you are taken on a short journey that supports creative thinking, problem solving, idea development and bonding.
- Performance by Bjørn
- Talk: Paradigm Shift, The Fool and Free Association
- Group exercise in automated writing
- Group exercise in automated performance
To give the participants the means to use the Fool's tools for creative thinking, problem solving and idea development. Encourage to push one's personal limitations and exploration of identity. Help improve confidence and the ability to communicate. I believe with every fibre of my heart that the artist has something important he can contribute to society and I hope this project can help prove that. The workshop is suitable for everyone from businessmen/women to creatives and students.
THE LICENSED FOOL
In ancient times the Fool was seen as a person connected to the divine, but he did not have the language to communicate the knowledge he found there. Hence the Licensed Fool was created, someone who took on the characteristics of the Fool to access the divine, but retained the language to communicate what he experienced. The technique I use to conect to the fool is free association, which works with anything from writing to performance. The idea is that you write or act without censoring.
"I have an easier access to my ideas, making me more productive"
Julia Kröner, Fashion Designer
"I loved the fools work shop, I feel like a fool most of the time in life regardless but in a way that asks me to be inhibited and to bury my foolishness, the fools workshop celebrated the inner fool we all know we have but want to deny. Liberating stuff."
Vivienne Griffin, Artist
Monthly Workshops at "Standart Thinking" in Rotherhithe, London. Contact for more info.
2014 Royal College of Art
2013 DigitaLive, China
2013 Sapient Nitro
2013 Emmanuel College
2013 University for the Creative Arts
2012 Royal College of Art