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About disassembling and assembling // Congress on the clothes heap
November 6 @ 10:00 - 13:00Free
On November 6 a 'word-cut-workshop' will take place with artist Lätitia Norkeit In the process of disassembling and reassembling, we examine parts of garments such as sleeves, trouser legs or collars. We look at cut edges and joining techniques. In the process, language and intellegibility are created; words and sentences drop,combined with each other in a new way. At the end of the workshop, we will create our own texts - possibly also textile pieces - from the context of 'body-clothing-movement'.
Laetitia was born in herborn in 1972. studied fine arts in bremen and budapest. lives with her children in werder havel, in a common housing project. active: as an artist, in the social sector and in the spirit of the cooperative. writes, reads, draws and further more
The 'word-cut-workshop' is part of 'The Congress on the Clothes Dump' which describes a series of events between September and November 2021 dedicated to an inclusive and participatory philosophizing about the meaning of clothes, their production, distribution and consumption. Invited guests and random attendees dig into textonic layers, search for solutions, question the ethics of the second skin. Clothing protects and adorns. It represents basic aesthetic and existential needs, but its mode of production destroys the environment on a large scale and endangers the physical and psychological well-being of the people who cope with the manufacturing processes in socially intolerable conditions. How could sustainable production and economy look like - this is what we want to explore with people from the global - as well as Berlin - North and South in a multi-perspective way.
The Vestithek's offer to borrow garments at the Helene-Nathan Library is accompanied by a framework program. Two lectures, a panel discussion and two hands-on workshops will serve as a starting point for an interdisciplinary exploration of the promises of clothing and fashion - the fabric in which we wrap our dreams and which, in excess, becomes a nightmare for people and the planet.