Installations & Performances
Gatherings at Claudia Hill Studio, Berlin, 10 Oct 2022 – 17 March 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.
Throughout this process, indigo dyeing facilitates alchemical transformations of matter as a unifying element. Guests are invited to bring a personal textile that symbolizes something they would like to release; an experience, an emotional pattern etc. to be dyed and interwoven into one tapestry pair.
To Live and to Dye, 2023 Textile, indigo pigment, metal, leather, cotton yarn, arrow Two panels of 220 x 95 cm
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 and all the participants of the gatherings for their contributions.