Self Journey Through Art

27 December 2011 News
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The Third Eye - Dubai

“Know Thyself”, two words of eternal significance. Contemplating this dictate leads the individual into a profound understanding of creation. It transforms unhappiness, fear, sadness, doubt, and all the negative emotions to meaningless.

In January 2012, the Rainbow Vortex at the Third Eye is hosting of the Self Journey Through Art program facilitated by Rima Kaddissi. This remarkable program is a road map into the rebirth of the lost self while using art as one of its mediums. The program’s fundamental aim to answer the question:

Who am I? Have you asked yourself that question before? Are you able to see who you really are? Are you your true self, or just a product of your environment?

People live in a highly influencing environment whether socially, politically, religiously, culturally, educationally, and genetically and as a result of which, there is a loss of the self-identification. A person is a definite product of his/her environment to the extent that sometimes there is a loss of identity which leads the person to feel unaccomplished, empty, non complete and lost, not being able to know what he/she wants from life, how to create a life, have a vision, or create a future. This state of being often leads the person into a place of disconnection from self and environment. This state if not altered, may lead to bareness of thought and act which may create personal and social issues where the person may fall into a victim/passive mode where the pure essence of his/her being is lost: the divine act of creating.

The SJTA program is a highly interactive and retrospective process through which a person shifts in awareness to become a whole unified independent INDIVIUAL. Participants will be guided into an inner journey to discover their true identity.

During this creative intellectual, introspective process there is an experiencing of understanding, acknowledging, releasing, mending, and recreating their own pieces of being. It is a process of healing, transformation, and evolution.

In addition to the inner realization, there will also be an analysis and understanding of the external world, and a creation of a language through which the individual communicates with the environment while being whole and complete.

As a result, the individual will shift from being a passive, dominated, imprinted receiver, to an active, empowered, creative avant-garde creator of reality, standing confidently in his/her reality, and projecting and individual vision of the future.


- Re-connect the individual to his/her own self
- Empower confidence trust and creative thinking and approach
- Create a language and approach to relay ideas and identity to surrounding
- Achieve a balance between self exploration and connectedness with society
- Learn how to find a personal concept, create it and execute it

Pre-qualification to this program:

- Curiosity to ask the question
- Motivation to seek, evolve, transform and create
- Being an artist is not a talent, is an intention. Every individual is an artist and this program is a process of discovering creativity

Who benefits from this program:

- professional artists seeking exploration growth, renewal
- entrepreneurial
- individuals who are seeking to take art as a career any individual seeking self understanding, realization and growth.

Classes: Wednesday, January 4, 11, 18, 25 & February 1
+ Open Studio (to be confirmed)
Timings: from 630 to 830 pm

Energy exchange: 1500 Dhs.

For more infromation and registration, contact me on
+971 50 455 71 48,

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About Rima Kadissi

Rima Kaddissi, a Visual & Performance Artist and Art Educator.

Born in Lebanon, 1978. She studied Performing Arts at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) - Kaslik (LB), and completed a Master of Fine Arts, in Performance & Visual Arts at DasArts - Amsterdam (NL).

Since 1999, her artwork including Performances, Videos, and Sound Installations were presented in various festivals and venues among which: Ashkal Alwan (LB), Madina Theater (LB), Monot Theater (LB), Lebanese Film Festival (LB), Ayyam Beirut Al-Cinemaiyya (LB), Riwaq Biennale (PS), DasArts (NL), De Balie (NL), Arab Film Week (DE), Video Reporting Award (DE), and Art Dubai (AE).
Rima has developed the workshop SELF JOURNEY THROUGH ARTS, and created a tool to help individuals, artists and non-artists, explore their intellectual and emotional potential and divert it into a work of art, an idea or a project. Rima’s technique focuses on the thinking process in the contemporary art practice.

She has been involved in several projects in art centers and academic institutions in Beirut, Amsterdam & UAE since 1999, as an Artist Consultant and holding lectures, workshops and seminars.
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