Join Lawndale and exhibiting artist Virginia Lee Montgomery for The Power of Dreams. VLM will be in conversation with Rodney Waters, a Jungian analyst in training at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland, about disaster behavioral health post-Harvey and dream symbology. This workshop aims to provide attendees with a constructive Jungian toolbox to analyze their own inner dream-life.
About the Participants
VLM (b. 1986; Houston, TX, USA) is a filmmaker, sculptor, and facilitator. She received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and her MFA from Yale University in Sculpture in 2016. Working across video, performance, sound, and sculpture, her artwork is a research practice of metaphysics. Its content is surreal, latently autobiographical, and often with a feminist impulse. The work is paradoxically cryptic and literal, conceptual and hand-built, digital and physical. While her artwork shifts in subject matter from syrups to storms to stones, VLM deploys an idiosyncratic visual vocabulary of repeating gestures like drilling, dousing, or reaching and recursive symbols like circles, spirals, spheres, and holes. Her movements interrogate the complex relationship between physical and psychic structures—revealing matters of being, knowing, identity, action, space, and time. VLM also works as a professional mind-map scribe, a Graphic Facilitator.
Rodney Waters is a Jungian Analyst in Training at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland. (ISAPZurich) seeing clients in Houston, Texas, through The Center for the Healing Arts and Sciences. Since 2009 he has given seminars and lectures at the Jung Center of Houston on topics including music, mythology, film and literature. His areas of interest include music, creativity, contemporary masculinity, sexuality (including issues of orientation, identity, gender) and tattoos. A long-time advocate for the use of music and art in the service of social causes, he has created projects to support language tutoring, refugee resettlement and HIV prevention programs. From 2011-2019 he was the Scholarship Director of Music Doing Good and facilitated grants of approximately $400,000 to hundreds of young music students in Houston. In addition, Rodney has been a professional pianist for almost 40 years and has performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Bahamas, the South Pacific and Japan.