Textile Work as a Form of Self-Empowerment: Workshop with Adi Liraz
25.9.2021 // 11:00-16:00 &
26.9.2021 // 12:00-17:00
Textile production, usually made by women*, has a long history of producing hidden narratives and using symbols in many different cultures. Today, textile work and production are often used in the arts to express topics of representation, silenced voices, and as a form of empowerment. Our clothes, the textiles that we wear or use in our everyday life, or those that we have received from those who came before us, carry stories and histories. The way that people are perceived and the way that we are conveying some aspects of our identities are also often being expressed by what we wear, and thus become a performative action.
In this workshop, we will investigate ways of finding our own voice in a collective work, while looking back into our her/history in an attempt to find our personal but also collective narratives and storytelling and to define representative symbols by creating our own work.
The form of the work will not necessarily be learning techniques and becoming professional but an exchange between all participants and a tool learning of how to connect the past to the present, how to tell a story through the creative work of fiber art, and how to perform our hybrid identities.
Participants are asked to bring some personal textiles, clothing items, and photographs that should be (digitally) sent in advance. The rest will be supplied as part of the workshop.
In order to keep an intimate atmosphere this workshop is limited to 8 participants.
Please register: firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop will be held in English but simultaneous translation into German or Hebrew is possible. Other languages depend on other participants.
Corona regulations: 3G (geimpft, genesen, getestet // vaccinated, recovered, tested) + medical mask
Adi Liraz is an interdisciplinary artist currently working between Berlin, Germany, and Ioannina, Greece. Adi holds a Master in Arts from the Art Academy Berlin Weißensee (“Art in Public Context, Spatial Strategies”) and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She has exhibited and performed in various places around Germany, Greece, and Israel/Palestine and also works as an educator focusing on both contemporary and historical political realities in collaboration with different institutions in Germany and in Greece. www.adiliraz.com
The workshop takes place in the frame of the exhibition Dirty Laundry by Adi Liraz at alpha nova & galerie futura (28.8.-9.10.2021).