During public gatherings, hand-woven tapestries of indigo-dyed clothing are used as a sound score and activated by intuitive archery for rituals of release (October 2022 to June 2023).

Convene Weaving Gatherings is part of a long-term process that engages with the ancient technique of weaving while functioning as an archival and narrative practice. By physically exploring the web of relations between somatic practices and craft, woven carpets are activated performatively in various ways by means of scores, using the different practices of collaborators from the fields of dance, healing, writing, music, and film Shelley Etkin, Jared Gradinger, Heidrun Holzfeind, Roberto Martínez, Stefan Rusconi and Siegmar Zacharias.

Cover photo of Convene

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8 minutes, 14 seconds

Cover photo of To Live and to Dye

To Live and to Dye
Textile, Indigo Pigment, Metal, Leather, Cotton Yarn, Arrow
Two Panels, 95 cm × 220 cm

As part of the process, the public is invited to bring pieces of clothing as metaphorical placeholders for something they are willing to let go of. Each piece is then hand-dyed using natural indigo as a unifying element and woven into a tapestry pair. Finally, this collective weave is pierced with arrows to allow something new to emerge.

During various gatherings, the sensual proximity of text, sound and textile create a sonic tapestry through which the carpets are highlighted and made experientially tangible.

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR

Thank you, Bogenakademie, Diane Esnault, Corinne Riepert, Antonia Gersch, Jette Büchsenschütz, Olga Ramirez Oferil and all the participants of the gatherings for their contributions.

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