Who is this for: This workshop is for anyone practising art and handicraft, professionally or leisurely or both, persons who would like to share skills and work methodologies in a supportive environment. We follow Safer Space guidelines.
What you will need: You are encouraged to bring along an unfinished project. It can be a textiles project, but it does not have to be - a text, a drawing, a funding application. We will apply the concepts of sewing and mending to any possible processes. For those joining us on-site there will be a limited amount of materials available free of charge.
Duration: 4 hrs with breaks. Please bring your own snack and water bottle if you are joining us on-site.
Welcome to a sewing workshop as part of Leftover Limbs installation (Yö Kekri Festival at Yö Galleria).
Recreation: a series of projects and multimedia installations around the act of sewing, the spaces of confinement and ritual. Through visual, performative and dialogical processes we investigate assumed social roles, ideas of judgement, as well as personal and collective boundaries.
What we will do: We will get together and make. There will be a chance to share the experiences of dealing with unfinished projects, unused materials and the infinite to-do lists. What can we create from a cut out dress pattern even when it will no longer fit? What can we create with the fabric cut offs ? What is the meaning and the value in the materials and actions leftover, unused and undone? How can we preserve and value the unfinished work ?
We will learn sewing techniques, collage, spatial installation technique and will formulate concrete ideas for artistic works.
Register via this form by 25th of October:
Limited number of participants. The course is offered free of charge.
A few participants will have the opportunity to participate on-site at Yö Galleria. (indicate in the registration form whether you prefer zoom or on-site)
A zoom link and info letter for the workshop will be sent to those who have registered as participants by 26th of October via e-mail.
If you have questions, you can contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Anastasia Artemeva is a visual and socially-engaged artist and researcher based in Helsinki. Her projects explore and make space for new interactions. Artemeva graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design (Ireland) with a BA in 2012, and from Aalto University (Finland) with a Masters degree in 2016. Her recent projects include Prison Outside - art and research work on issues of incarceration.
The workshop is part of the Hybrid Art Workshop project of Yö ry.