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Saul Robbins

How Can I Help? - An Artful Dialogue

Pelican Bomb, New Orleans, March-April, 2017

Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, September, 2014

chashama Windows Space, Manhattan, October, 2012

This unique exhibition / installation creates a psychotherapeutic office environment in which other other artists join me in holding "office hours," providing visitors with sincere responses and creative interpretations of psychotherapeutic consultation. Visitors are encouraged to drop-in or schedule one free 15-minute “initial intake” session, during which they may discuss any topic they wish in complete confidence. While none of us are licensed or formally trained, my “colleagues” are chosen for their sensitivity helping others as artists, educators, and consultants, and for their interest in doing so as a creative experiment. We are particularly interested in how participants on both sides of the room will respond to the opportunity of speaking with a complete stranger in this uniquely non-traditional setting.

While How Can I Help? - An Artful Dialogue is motivated by serious intentions, our “meetings” are not intended to replace working with a professionally trained and licensed psychotherapy professional. Visitors wishing to speak with us are required to sign a consent form acknowledging their understanding of this important detail.

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Below, from the chashama Windows storefront, October, 2012 and Photoville, 2014.