The French Artist:
A Persona for Creative Social Engagement
My French Artist costume consists of a red beret, a striped shirt and paint soaked overalls. The Character emerged as an exploration of my identity as a displaced French artist, mocking a stereotyped British vision. The childlike character invites to explore the boundaries of being, through body and mind. Often people wonder "what's going on here?" especially if I walk into a classroom or other environment with a social dress code. This immediately opens up a conversation about identity and what an Artist's role might be here, and sets the tone of a new dynamic.
Laurence Dube-Rushby is re-imagining professional development as a form of activism through her emerging and experimental Truth-Dare-Art methodology.
The Truth-Dare-Art methodology is designed to open a discursive space within which themes are offered for exploration through actions, co-actions and shared reflections. Each action becomes a space for questioning ourselves as individuals and ourselves as co-actors.
The process aims to unearth our individual values and put them to the test.
Engaging in Change:
Consultancy for Organisations and Artist-led Projects
Laurence has 22 years of experience delivering projects and consultation in social and educational contexts. She creates installations and thought provoking performances which reflect the energy of physical, emotional, personal and social transformation. She has been a CAS Associate Artist since 2013.
Currently undertaking PhD research study in Creative Pedagogies at Arts University Bournemouth /University of the Arts London, Laurence's research sets out to investigate the potential for artistic ‘disruption’ to become moments of deep learning for young people in secondary education. The research includes the development and testing of her new live art methodology underpinned by a radical constructivist theory, to revive a progressive educational debate. It investigates how this may impact on government educational policies in the long term.