'The Licensed Fool' is a ongoing project in the form of 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
  • Lunch
  • Group exercise in automated performance

 

 

 

LF 2013 Workshop IV 2846

Workshop IV 2846, 80x45 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Patrick and Bjørn, Camera Operator: Rikard Österlund. Location: England, London, 2013.

 

LF 2013 Workshop IV 3526

Workshop IV 3526, 15x15 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Elisabeth. Camera Operator: Rikard Österlund. Location: England, London, 2013.

 

LF 2013 Workshop IV 0410

Workshop IV 0410, 13x13 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Olga. Camera Operator: Rikard Österlund. Location: England, London, 2013.

 

LF 2013 Workshop IV 3204

Workshop IV 3204, 80x45 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Sebastian & Bjørn. Camera Operator: Rikard Österlund. Location: England, London, 2013.

 

Licensed Fools Workshop IV, Duration 01:10:09 hours, Talent: Olga, Sarah, Marinda, Sebastian, Bori, Patrick, Elisabeth and Bjørn. Camera Operator: Rikard Österlund. Location: England, London, 2013.

 

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Workshop IV 0957, 110x195 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Sarah and Olga. Location: England, London, 2013.
Workshop IV 1332
, 13x13 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Marinda and Bjørn. Location: England, London, 2013.
Workshop IV 2035, 13x13 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Sebastian. Location: England, London, 2013.
Workshop IV 2832, 80x45 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Bori & Marinda. Location: England, London, 2013.
Workshop IV 4433, 13x13 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Patrick. Location: England, London, 2013.
Workshop IV 010829, 13x13 cm, edition of 7, giclee print. Talent: Patrick. Location: England, London, 2013.

Camera Operator for above images: Rikard Österlund.

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Workshop TALK. 16:12 min. Talent: Bjørn. 2013

 

 

INSTALATION DOCUMENTATION

Tender Pixel, London 2013. Curated by: Bori Soos and Joseph Liam Murtaugh

 

PROJECT AIM

THE LICENSED FOOL

PAST WORKSHOPS

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.

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.

2016 EyeDrum, hosted by Kirstin Mitchell, Atlanta, USA
2015 368 Ponce, Atlanta, USA
2014-15 Standart Thinking, London, England
2013 DigitaLive, China
2013 Sapient Nitro, Boston, USA
2013 Emmanuel College, Boston, USA
2013 TENDERPIXEL, London, England
2013 University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, England
2012 Royal College of Art, London, England

 

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